There is nothing sweet about honey!

Although there were 3,500 native bee species of bees pollinating the flowers and food crops of North America when European settlers landed on its shores in the 17th century, the colonists were interested only in their Old World honeybees’ wax and honey.

Bees heads are CRUSHED so workers can steal their semen and use it to forcibly impregnate queen bees.

They imported the insects, and by the mid-1800s, both feral and domesticated colonies of honeybees were scattered all over the United States.

As a result of disease, pesticides, and climate changes, the honeybee population has been nearly decimated, but since the demand for the bees’ honey and other products remains high, these tiny animals are raised by industries, much like chickens, pigs, and cows are.

Industrial beekeepers want consumers to believe that honey is just a byproduct of the necessary pollination provided by honeybees, but honeybees are not as good at pollinating as many truly wild bees, such as bumblebees and carpenter and digger bees.

Native bees are active earlier in the spring, both males and females pollinate, and they are not affected by stressors such as colony collapse disorder.

But because most species of native bees hibernate for as many as 11 months out of the year and do not live in large colonies, they do not produce massive amounts of honey, and the little that they do produce is not worth the effort required to steal it from them.

Avoid honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, and other products that come from bees. Vegan lip balms and candles are readily available.

 

For more…at https://worldanimalsvoice.com/2020/06/15/there-is-nothing-sweet-about-honey/

 

And I mean…As a food, honey can easily be identified on supermarket shelves.

But many cosmetic companies- that claim to be vegan- use beeswax for their products, which we often overlook or fail to declare.

So be careful when buying cosmetics too.

The same applies to palm oil, which is used massively in food, but also in cosmetic products, and it is therefore very difficult to find some companies that do not use it.

Nowadays you have to train your eyes very well.

My best regards to all, Venus

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