So this is tough.
Bee pollen is a byproduct of bees “doin their thang” and it serves no purpose to them. Some extreme vegans probably don’t consume it since they see it as exploiting the bees. It’s more of a personal choice.
I choose to consume raw honey and bee pollen because their benefits and healing properties are superb—I love me some animals, that’s why I first became vegan, but after tons of research I’ve become a raw foody mostly for health reasons. I’m just helping out a buttload of animals along the way.