I understand that honey is an animal product and that’s why vegans won’t eat it. But I was just wondering if it hurts the bees to keep them to get honey and beeswax? Or is it just the captivity part? I tried looking it up and couldn’t really find a simple answer so I was hoping someone on here could help me out. Thanks! (:
The honey industry also contributes largely to the decreased population of bees. These small insects may seem insignificant, but in reality they are a PARAMOUNT factor in the well-being of the environment. Practices (such as those outlined in the link above) only worsen the onset of Colony Collapse Disorder.
Honey isn’t just an animal rights concern, it’s a major environmental concern. There are many honey alternatives today, not just agave but also “honee” made from apples, rice, and other plant-based foods.