From Hive to High: Here’s How to Make the Legendary Magic Mushroom Blue Honey

From Hive to High: Here’s How to Make the Legendary Magic Mushroom Blue Honey

There are several compelling reasons to craft blue honey.

First, the infusion process can make the consumption of psilocybin mushrooms more pleasant, masking the fungi’s often earthy and robust flavor. Personally, I’ve found that blue honey is a game-changer for those who struggle with the taste of mushrooms.

Second, honey acts as a natural preservative, allowing you to store the psilocybin for extended periods without losing potency. This makes it a practical option for those who want to microdose or have a limited supply of mushrooms.

Third, just like with mushroom tea, infusing the psilocybin into honey can speed up the absorption process of the psilocybin and can lead to a quicker onset of effects for the mushrooms as there’s no need to break down the cell walls of the mushrooms.

Lastly, the transformative process of creating blue honey can be a fulfilling journey in itself, connecting you more deeply with the substance and its ancient roots.

Ingredients and Tools You’ll Need

Ready to craft your blue honey? You’ll need the following:

1. Fresh or dried psilocybin mushrooms. To make a large batch that should last a while, we suggest one ounce (or 28 grams) of dried, ground mushrooms mixed into a 1 ¾ cups of honey. If you’d like to make a smaller amount (or have less mushrooms) we suggest a serving ratio of approximately 10 grams fresh or 1 gram dried mushrooms per tablespoon of honey.

2. Honey (adjust the amount based on the desired mushroom-to-honey ratio)

3. Tools: clean jars, a scale, and a grinder (for dried mushrooms)

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Step-by-step Guide on How to Make Blue Honey

1. Prepare the mushrooms: Measure your mushrooms using a scale, then break them into as small of pieces as you can – or grind them if dried.

2. Blend with honey: Combine the mushrooms with honey in a jar, using a ratio of approximately 1 gram of dried mushrooms or 10 grams of fresh mushrooms per tablespoon of honey. Adjust the ratio according to your desired potency. One common mistake I’ve witnessed is not properly measuring the ratio, which can lead to a less potent or overly strong concoction. So, remember, accuracy is key here.

3. Straining the Honey (Optional): After the infusion period, you can choose to strain the honey to remove the mushroom particles. This can be done using a cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer. However, some, including myself, prefer to leave the mushroom particles in the honey to ensure maximum potency.

4. Store and wait: Seal your jar and store it in a dark, cool place. Patience is your friend here—the longer you wait, the deeper the blue your honey will become. Typically within 1-2 months, it will start to appear as a light grayish blue at first and slowly deepen over time to become a bit darker and richer blue color reaching diminishing returns by month 6 or so. 

The powder and color of the mushrooms themselves will influence the look. Higher potency strains with more psilocybin will create darker blue honey.

In my own experience, I’ve found that the wait is absolutely worth it. The transformation of the honey is not just physical, but also in its potency.

5. Enjoy responsibly: Once your honey has transformed color and infused into the honey, it’s ready for consumption. Begin with a small dose and adjust according to your comfort and experience level. Be mindful that the effects of psilocybin can vary greatly depending on the person, so always start with a small dose to gauge your body’s reaction.

The Wait: How Long Does It Take to Make Blue Honey?

The general consensus among blue honey enthusiasts is that a longer waiting period results in a more potent end product. Many recommend infusing the honey for at least two months for optimal results, while others prefer to wait up to six months to fully draw out the psilocybin and develop a deeper blue hue. You should also stir or shake the mixture occasionally to help distribute the psilocybin evenly throughout the honey.

When stored correctly, blue honey can last for several months, even years. It’s also a good idea to label your jar with the date of creation and the mushroom-to-honey ratio for future reference.

How Potent is Blue Honey?

The potency of psilocybin blue honey would largely depend on the concentration of psilocybin in the specific strain of mushrooms used. Psilocybin content can vary widely among different types of magic mushrooms, ranging from roughly 0.2% to as high as 2% in dried weight, depending on the species or strain. As an example, if you use penis envy mushrooms, your honey will be a little more potent than if you used, say, golden teachers (a less potent strain).

Given that there are about 28 grams in an ounce, if your mushrooms contain 1% psilocybin (a rough average), then an ounce of dried mushrooms would contain about 280 milligrams of psilocybin. If you mix that ounce of dried, ground mushrooms into a cup of honey, and if the psilocybin is fully and evenly extracted into the honey, then every tablespoon of honey (there are roughly 21 tablespoons in a cup) would contain about 13.3 milligrams of psilocybin.

For comparison, a common moderate dose of psilocybin for psychedelic effects is usually in the range of 10-20 milligrams, though this can vary depending on the individual and their tolerance. Remember, this is a rough estimation, and actual potency can vary based on many factors, including the specific strain of mushrooms, the efficiency of the extraction process, and individual variations in metabolism and tolerance.

 Always start with a small amount if you’re unsure, and never exceed a dose you’re comfortable with. As always, it’s essential to keep in mind the legal and safety considerations associated with the use of psilocybin.

How to Consume Blue Honey, with Dosing Instructions 

Blue honey can be consumed in various ways, such as by spreading it on toast, stirring it into tea, or eating it directly from a spoon. Alternatively, you could even cook it into your favorite dish that contains honey–but beware of the potential impact other ingredients may have on your experience. When starting, it’s best to use a small dose, such as half a teaspoon, to gauge your reaction. Keep in mind that the effects of psilocybin can take between 30 minutes to 2 hours to surface, so be patient and avoid consuming more during this time. As you become more familiar with your blue honey’s potency and your personal response, you can adjust the dosage to suit your preferences.

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Personal Blue Honey Experiences and Lessons Learned

Throughout my journey of crafting blue honey, I’ve encountered a variety of interesting experiences and important lessons. I’ll share a few tales from my personal escapades to assist you in avoiding common missteps and enhancing your blue honey-making process.

Initially, I, too, fell prey to impatience. Eager to see the results, I didn’t allow the honey enough time to fully infuse. The outcome was a mild, pastel-blue honey that lacked the potency I had anticipated. Waiting for the honey to transform into a rich, deep blue hue (more akin to a deep sea blue than a sky blue) significantly heightens the potency and enriches the experience.

One incident that particularly stands out is when my jar of blue honey crystallized. I had stored it properly, but I didn’t account for the honey’s natural tendency to crystallize over time. When I found my jar of what was once silky, liquid honey turned into a solid, grainy mass, I was initially worried. However, I discovered that this is a normal process for honey, especially when stored for a long time. A gentle reheating process helped return the honey to its liquid state without damaging the psilocybin.

I’ve also learned that the quality of the honey you use can dramatically affect your blue honey’s flavor and texture. Using high-quality, organic honey can enhance the overall taste and consistency of the final product. It’s worthwhile to invest in the best honey you can find.

The Science: Why Psilocybin Mushrooms and Honey Turn Blue

Ever wondered why psilocybin mushrooms turn blue when bruised? This phenomenon, known as the ‘bluing reaction,’ is the result of psilocin (a byproduct of psilocybin) oxidizing and turning blue upon exposure to air. It’s a distinctive feature of psilocybin mushrooms.

Some bees in France were making blue honey due to a residue of M&M’s in their environment. This kind of blue honey is not that.

When these mushrooms mix with honey, the honey slowly extracts the psilocybin and psilocin. Over time, the psilocin in the honey oxidizes, leading to a unique blue color—an appealing and convenient way to consume psilocybin.

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Tips from Fellow Blue Honey Enthusiasts

Having connected with numerous fellow blue honey enthusiasts over time, we’ve exchanged stories, tips, and valuable insights. Here are a few gems from the community:

– Consider enhancing your blue honey with additional flavors. Ingredients like lemon zest or ginger can add an exciting taste twist to your concoction. Remember to remove any such additions after a few weeks to prevent spoilage.

– Experiment with different strains of psilocybin mushrooms. Each strain has unique characteristics and potency levels, and it’s worth taking the time to find the one that best suits your needs.

– Engage with the psychedelic community, share your blue honey experiences, and learn from others. You can discover valuable advice and connect with individuals who share your passion for blue honey.

Through integrating these personal experiences and unique tips into your blue honey journey, you can create a more rewarding and immersive experience. After all, the process is as much about the journey as it is the final product. Enjoy the ride, and happy crafting!

Potential Risks and Side Effects

While psilocybin mushrooms can provide profound experiences, they also come with possible side effects. These include changes in perception, feelings of euphoria, visual and auditory hallucinations, and in some cases, anxiety or fear. Approach psilocybin consumption with care and readiness for a potentially challenging experience.

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Graham Pilger

Graham Pilger

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Graham Pilger is a passionate expert in the field of psychedelic medicine, business, and research, with over 4 years of experience. His diverse background spans from collaborating with laboratories to develop plant-based medicines and psychedelic compounds, to participating in psychiatric research projects. In addition to his professional expertise, Graham is an avid home mycologist who has cultivated an extensive understanding of various mushroom-growing techniques. His hands-on experience ranges from beginner methods to advanced cultivation practices.

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Comments (6)

  • Joe Garcia
    September 6, 2023 at 10:29 pm Reply

    Hi, I just started my blue honey venture and this post definitely helped me out a ton. I would love to connect with a community who has common goals and interests so I would love to know if there is any forum or group I could interact with! Thank you and have a wonderful rest of your day !

  • Casey G
    October 8, 2023 at 11:00 am Reply

    How do you stop blue honey from fermenting? I used dried 🍄 ground up in a coffee grinder– and a week later there’s a layer of foam on top 🤦‍♀️ Help

  • Travis
    March 17, 2024 at 5:33 pm Reply

    I followed the recipe exactly, I have used albino penis envy mushrooms that were extremely strong, and it’s been seven months and my honey has not changed to blue, or in fact has not changed color at all. It’s still the same color of honey and I never stained it the ground mushrooms are still in there. How is this possible and is this article just bullcrap? In theory it seems like it would work, but it has not worked for me. I grew the mushrooms myself and when I cut them, they literally bled blue juice. But when dried and ground did nothing to the honey. Has anyone actually made blue honey that used this recipe? Has anyone experienced better results using a different method? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Charlotte
      April 25, 2024 at 10:09 am Reply

      Hi there,
      I was wondering if I make it with fresh mushrooms, do I need to dry them beforehand?

      • Bwett77
        May 1, 2024 at 2:15 am Reply

        Definitely dry. As dry as possible. The honey will draw out all the moisture in fresh mushies and ruin all that you tried to do.

      • Bobby W
        May 1, 2024 at 2:15 am Reply

        Definitely dry. As dry as possible. The honey will draw out all the moisture in fresh mushies and ruin all that you tried to do.

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