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Bee Clothes Pins! Gr8 for hanging up art, pictures, or as chip clips, etc.  https://www.etsy.com/listing/556091397/save-the-bees-hand-painted-clothes-pins

Vegans need to be taught that partaking in the bee syrup is helpful to bees. Buying honey and beeswax helps fund beekeepers, who yes, take honey, but bees naturally overproduce honey. They never take more than is safe for the bees. If their bees die, they’re out of a fucking job. And if they’re mean to their bees, the bees will leave. Beekeepers love and protect their bees. They help protect their bees from parasites and predators. Yes, there is human influence that is harming bees, and beekeepers try to protect their bees from that as well. Neonicotinoids are pesticides that have been causing colony collapse disorder. They’re essential to the US’ agricultural economy at this point, which is why the government refuses to ban them. They’re most commonly used to increase corn production. If you want to protect bees, (you should,) get mad at the corn and pesticide industries, not beekeepers. AND START BUYING HONEY. IT’S GOOD FOR YOU AND IT’S GOOD FOR BEES.