Myth: Eating honey isn’t cruel; it’s a natural by-product.
Bees do make honey naturally, but they make it because they need it to feed the hive over winter. Bees work extraordinarily hard to produce that honey, finding and collecting nectar, regurgitating it, fanning it with their wings to dehydrate and preserve it, and then storing it as honey within the hive.
When bees are farmed, that precious honey is taken from them and replaced with sugar water solution, which has neither the nutrients the bees need nor the power to protect their immune systems. With their immunity weakened, bees are more prone to pesticide exposure and destructive varroa mites.