Questions tagged [bees]

Honeybees play an important role in industrial agriculture and they also produce honey and beeswax. There are over 20,000 species of bees.

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Are crops pollinated by bringing in bees still vegan? [duplicate]

I had someone smugly tell me that I need to stop eating fruits and vegetables where bees have been brought in to pollinate them. I've responded that I'm fine with plants being pollinated by bees, but ...
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Do apiculturists make more money from honey or pollination services?

Honey bees, specifically the European Honey Bee (apis mellifera), are often used in service of pollinating crops in large industrial monocultures. These bees also produce honey which is collected and ...
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Is using bee's wax OK for vegans?

I am not vegan, but was wondering whether vegans will use bee's wax. My guess is that, given most won't eat honey, the answer is no but the method of collecting wax can be different, for example it ...
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What impact would stopping human consumption of honey have on worldwide bee populations?

Large populations of bees are used by humans to produce honey. Most vegans do not consume honey as it is an animal product and therefore it is in conflict with their beliefs. Are there any studies/...
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Is there a vegan alternative to beeswax for wooden furniture?

Many polishes for wooden furniture are made with beeswax or other animal-derived ingredients. As a vegan, I'm refusing buying any of those products. Does any alternative to beeswax for polishing ...
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Is honey considered vegan?

Since vegan diet avoids animal products, does it include natural honey? Does it depends whether some bees are killed while beekeepers gather their honey?