Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Buzz About Bees

Along with not eating any meat, dairy, and eggs, vegans do not eat honey. Using these bees to get honey is just another form of exploitation.

Here's a cute simple answer why eating honey is wrong as told by a  bee: Bee Movie Clip

A lot people probably don't think that bees are harmed in the making of honey, but they are. Queen bees can actually have their wings cut by a honey producer so they can't leave the colony. Bees aren't free to fly around, instead they're kept in confined white boxes on farms. And let's not forget that the bees are often smoked too.

"To make one pound of honey, a colony must visit over two million flowers, flying over 55,000 miles, at up to 15 miles per hour to do so."

It takes a lot of effort to produce honey and even more to produce beeswax.

We need pees to pollinate fruit, vegetable, and seed crops. But we are abusing, misusing, and killing them to get a product we don't need. If bees disappear what will happen to the beautiful flowers you admire in the springtime? And the fruits and vegetables on your table?

There are other alternatives to honey like rice syrup, molasses, sorghum, Sucanat, barley malt, maple syrup, and organic cane sugar.

Bees need their honey just like baby calves need their mothers' milk. However, we are messing with the cycle of nature by abusing these creatures and robbing them of their natural ways of life.

"The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others." - St. John Chrysostom 

Even small creatures deserve kindness and respect,


Copyright 2016 by Dee Dee Wike and Joy Wike. All rights reserved.

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