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Honey isn't considered vegan as it's an animal product made by bees for their own use. Bees are usually fed a substitute as a replacement which isn't as good for their health, but there are more issues than that; as you've mentioned sometimes bees are killed during removal of honey (sometimes killed deliberately), they are often selectively bred which has ...


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There are tens of thousands of bee species in the world. (Bees aren't the only pollinators in the world -- they're just well-known, and also used to "target" pollination of some crops, such as almond trees.) So even if all managed European honeybee (the species which produces honey and which is kept by beekeepers) hives were to drop dead today, there would ...


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In general vegans avoid all animal products. Beeswax, used in some cleaning products and cosmetics, is not permitted in products labelled vegan, for example by the UK Vegan Society (and, to the best of my knowledge, its sister organisations around the world). Of course, a person who considers themselves vegan may choose to compromise in some circumstances, ...


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The UK Vegan Society currently labels honey as non-vegan. Importantly, harvesting honey does not correlate with The Vegan Society's definition of veganism, which seeks to exclude not just cruelty, but exploitation. However, it's interesting to note that was not always the case historically! In 1944, honey was determined by a majority of the Society to ...


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There may be alternatives available in specialized vegan shops. But you can also make your own polish at home. Here are some examples in ratio: Wooden furniture 3/4 of olive oil 1/4 of fresh lemon juice or vinegar Mix and spread with a soft rag. Wooden floor 1/10 of white vinegar 9/10 of warm water Pour in a ...


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While I grew up using wax products on wood, as of the past 2 or 3 years I have had great experience in cleaning and polishing wood furniture with coconut oil. I use the refined oil so that there is not a strong coconut odor, and I tend to use the more expensive virgin oil for consumption. I have used coconut oil on dark-stained wood tables, then repeatedly ...


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It depends on what is used instead. While shopping recently I saw a vegan substitute for honey and the first ingredient was organic apple juice. Well as it turns out, apple trees are normally pollinated by honeybees. Honeybee hives are most commonly used in the United States, and arrangements may be made with a commercial beekeeper who supply hives for a ...


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For each individual beekeeper, it depends. The price of bee products (honey, pollen, etc.) change over time, and so does the price of pollination services that beekeepers provide. But it seems like pollination currently produces more revenue overall, at least in North America. Today, many beekeepers make at least half of their annual income not from ...


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Carnauba wax is widely recommended as a wood polish, however you might have to mix your own polish (recipes from people far more knowledgeable than me in woodworking can be found all over the web) from it since many pre-made carnauba polishes contain beeswax in addition to it...


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