thanks for educating me on family-farm practices. now please go research how the honey is stolen from the bees on an industrial scale. many times the "sugar water" can be high fructose corn syrup, and their wings may be clipped. anyway, helping the bees is fine, and i support it, but we shouldn't have to steal THEIR HONEY to help them. it is not. our. honey. to. steal.
-pinches bridge of nose-
Cleaning. A Hive. Is Not. Stealing.
Hives. Need. To Be Cleaned. Or The Bees. Will Swarm. And. Probably. Die.
Some companies add high fructose corn syrup to their end product to bulk up honey batches for retail sale, that is true. But even if it does get fed to the bees, do you know what high-fructose syrup of any sort is?
FUCKING SUGAR WATER THAT’S BEEN BOILED DOWN FOR A HIGHER SUGAR CONTENT.
And what are we supposed to do with the wax and honey that gets scraped off the cleaned frames? Dump it in the trash? When it’s full of valuable nutrients? I don’t think so.
And you know what, I’m gonna stop right here, because you need to start citing some sources on this whole “toxic sugar substances” and “wing clipping” business. Show me something that comes from a reputable scientific journal and not a vegan editorial.
Go ahead. I’ll wait.