Does Fake Honey Save Bees?
This season on Shark Tank, one of the entrepreneurial companies featured was Bee Free Honee whose motto is “Saving bees one apple at a time”. The folks who make Bee Free Honee, who, as far as we can tell, are not and have never been beekeepers, seem to believe that bees would be able to “rest” and “recuperate” if only we didn’t take their honey away from them. That conjures up a vision of bees sitting in a lounge chair on the porch of their hives reading the newspaper instead of wandering around foraging for the pollen and nectar from which they make honey.