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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.
That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.
This is why honey is not vegan.
The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.
Seriously, healthy domestic hives make a LOT more honey than they actually need each year. Beekeeping can easily be done in sustainable ways - take the excess, make sure to provide Winter food in case an accident damages their remaining stores of honey, provide plentiful water year-round, keep them free of the parasites and pests currently decimating bee populations…
Not to mention that a HUGE amount of the vegetables and fruit and nuts you consume is pollinated by domestic bee colonies, not wild bees. Eating honey helps support the industry that keeps everything else going.