Facts, Food, and Growing Up: A teaspoon of honey represents the life
 work of 12 bees.
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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.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Beekeepers-
Provide a home for the bees
Keep that home warm in the winter
Keep the bees well fed, negating the need for honey, which the bees would make anyways
Still do not take all the honey, just in case
Protect the bees from predators
Monitor the hives for any signs of the parasites, diseases, etc. that cause colony collapse disorder
Their bees-
Provide a valuable and reliable source of pollination for plants in the area, both wild and crops
Help keep the local ecosystem healthy
Honey-
Is one of the healthiest things you can eat
Is able to keep for a EXTREMELY long time (Millennia even), making it more valuable than many perishable foods without being full of preservatives
Can be used to soothe sore throats, nauseau, etc.
Has been eaten by humans since at least Ancient Egypt (We’ve found STILL EDIBLE honey in tombs)
Is a great tool in cooking, adding sweetness without raising the sugar content much
Is a staple food in many people’s diets
Honey is amazing you can put it on or in pretty much everything I goddamn love it and you should too.


Honey is also a natural antimicrobial that has been used medicinally since time out of mind on external wounds like edible neosporin.
Particularly useful in the treatment of dermal abcesses.


“oh no we steal it from the bees!”*has no problem benefiting from exploited migrant farm workers*


^^^

rainnecassidy: congenitalprogramming: cotestuck: montypla: meloromantics: appropriately-inappropriate: audreyvhorne: sttinkerbelle: vmpolung: knowledgeandlove: Photo source Fact check source #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. literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey Beekeepers- Provide a home for the bees Keep that home warm in the winter Keep the bees well fed, negating the need for honey, which the bees would make anyways Still do not take all the honey, just in case Protect the bees from predators Monitor the hives for any signs of the parasites, diseases, etc. that cause colony collapse disorder Their bees- Provide a valuable and reliable source of pollination for plants in the area, both wild and crops Help keep the local ecosystem healthy Honey- Is one of the healthiest things you can eat Is able to keep for a EXTREMELY long time (Millennia even), making it more valuable than many perishable foods without being full of preservatives Can be used to soothe sore throats, nauseau, etc. Has been eaten by humans since at least Ancient Egypt (We’ve found STILL EDIBLE honey in tombs) Is a great tool in cooking, adding sweetness without raising the sugar content much Is a staple food in many people’s diets Honey is amazing you can put it on or in pretty much everything I goddamn love it and you should too. Honey is also a natural antimicrobial that has been used medicinally since time out of mind on external wounds like edible neosporin. Particularly useful in the treatment of dermal abcesses. “oh no we steal it from the bees!”*has no problem benefiting from exploited migrant farm workers* ^^^

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tumblr blog
 tumblr blog
out of mind
 out of mind
disorder
 disorder
dollars
 dollars
haitian
 haitian
monitor
 monitor
healthy
 healthy
stock
 stock
field
 field
sore
 sore
else
 else
much
 much
need
 need
way
 way
hours
 hours
things
 things
growing
 growing
no
 no
plants
 plants
through
through
proponents
proponents
just in case
just in case
fact
fact
too
too
there
there
testicle
testicle
ethical
ethical
particularly
particularly
domesticated
domesticated
thechive.com
thechive.com
teaspoon
teaspoon
ever
ever
their
their
same
same
iirc
iirc
literally
literally
pretty
pretty
detrimental
detrimental
i just
i just
love it
love it
sweetness
sweetness
goddamn
goddamn
i can
i can
anyways
anyways
knew
knew
useful
useful
someone
someone
warm
warm
steal
steal
exactly
exactly
because
because
anything
anything
everything
everything
just
just
knife
knife
leaves
leaves
well
well
full
full
eat
eat
humans
humans
people
people
problem
problem
making
making
this is
this is
feel
feel
cooking
cooking
men
men
sure
sure
like
like
great
great
couple
couple
this
this
more
more
diseases
diseases
read
read
treatment
treatment
reliable
reliable
third world countries
third world countries
no problem
no problem
used
used
href
href
use
use
transient
transient
fed
fed
pollination
pollination
honeybee
honeybee
history of
history of
parasites
parasites
for
for
still
still
third world
third world
sugarcane
sugarcane
post
post
collapse
collapse
honey bees
honey bees
ecosystem
ecosystem
comment
comment
you
you
staple
staple
check
check
insects
insects
make
make
huge
huge
all
all
them
them
think
think
will
will
why
why
day
day
don
don
the hives
the hives
etc
etc
may
may
survival
survival
photo
photo
ancient egypt
ancient egypt
hacking
hacking
case
case
degree
degree
one
one
can
can
source
source
bee
bee
machete
machete
neosporin
neosporin
signs
signs
who
who
hives
hives
stevia
stevia
photos
photos
class
class
local
local
hive
hive
honey
honey
thechive
thechive
com
com
predators
predators
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mine
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Wild
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Time
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Help
Help
Heat
Heat
Death
Death
Blog
Blog
Work
Work
Winter
Winter
Vegan
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tumblr
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My House
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Love
Life
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Food
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Facts

A teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees rainnecassidy congenitalprogramming cotestuck montypla meloromantics appropriately-inappropriate audreyvhorne sttinkerbelle vmpolung knowledgeandlove Photo source Fact check source #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 literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey Beekeepers- Provide a home for the bees Keep that home warm in the winter Keep the bees well fed negating the need for honey which the bees would make anyways Still do not take all the honey just in case Protect the bees from predators Monitor the hives for any signs of the parasites diseases etc that cause colony collapse disorder Their bees- Provide a valuable and reliable source of pollination for plants in the area both wild and crops Help keep the local ecosystem healthy Honey- Is one of the healthiest things you can eat Is able to keep for a EXTREMELY long time Millennia even making it more valuable than many perishable foods without being full of preservatives Can be used to soothe sore throats nauseau etc Has been eaten by humans since at least Ancient Egypt We’ve found STILL EDIBLE honey in tombs Is a great tool in cooking adding sweetness without raising the sugar content much Is a staple food in many people’s diets Honey is amazing you can put it on or in pretty much everything I goddamn love it and you should too Honey is also a natural antimicrobial that has been used medicinally since time out of mind on external wounds like edible neosporin Particularly useful in the treatment of dermal abcesses “oh no we steal it from the bees!”*has no problem benefiting from exploited migrant farm workers* ^^^ Meme

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