The last thing I give up was pollen.
Every time I eat it I feel my sexual energy more out of control, so I realize that something wasn´t ok, and as well as Maca I feel hot in my mouth and peeing.
I think to say that honey is a bee vomit is a disrespect to bees and their hard work.
andrius, there really wasn't the slightest disrespect towards bees in jennelle's post.
besides, i don't think any bee would deny that honey is a product of their regurgitation. :D
it is nothing offensive to them, because it is food for their young - they didn't regurgitate for humans.
the real disrespect is shown by those humans who exploit and/or support the exploitation of these beings and their hard work for their own purposes and pocketbooks.
This is a really good post, I never realized many of these facts. I have 2 honey jars, never really eat it, since I am fairly still new in this lifestyle I bought prior to committing, based on Doctor recommendations for my daughter. The honey says Raw and unprocessed. Anyhow good post.
Hey guys, I'm new here and not sure whether my post will get moderated for being slightly off the guidelines, but I'll give it a try.
My boyfriend looks after bees himself, in his backyard and claims he wouldn't eat anything he didn't take out of a hive personally, with his own two hands, often with no protective clothes at all. And if someone's too chicken to try, then they shouldn't consume the byproduct. Now that's a good perspective to start with.
But I would add more to that. I'd say smoking the poor animals dizzy and stealing from them is not the way to go. However I believe there is an alternative. I believe that all animals on earth are meant to be friends with humans and, if they've known you your whole life and gotten to like you, they might start treating you like one of their own. Like a monkey giving you its own bananas if it decided you deserve it. Like we've all heard of Mougli and other babies nursed by wolves... Not so much a myth or made-up kiddy story! It's happened and it could.
So it's possible in some distant point in the future, bees to start getting treated as pets and to actually get to *like* their owner. If that be the case, then they might gladly share (some - not all!). As for now, for the majority of us... Not gonna happen.
That's the real reason IMHO that we shouldn't consume honey/bee polen. Let's not diss its qualities just because it's off limits. Rather we should be proud we'd give up even something good for us because, under these cirsumstances, it's just not ethical.
Not sure if you read DR's post but honey and bee pollen is not good for you.
honey always made my teeth feel sore. i thought it was the fruit but when i gave up honey, my teeth were cool again.
honey has no fiber and it would whack out my blood sugar something chronic. again, i thought it was the fruit, but when i gave up honey, stable blood sugar again.
honey is full of toxic pollen from toxic flowers. its full of digestive enzymes from the bee's digestive system and these enzymes are very acid forming to the human body.
Ya 30BaD is 100% vegan which is good for us and the planet and the animals, not giving up anything good for us, it's a winfintity situation, all harmonious.
Providing homes for bees is a good thing though.
Spot on Shell.
A few facts on how bee's are treated...
- To prevent the queen bee from leaving the hive, honey producers sometimes cut off her wings.
- Often, queen bees are artificially inseminated.
- Large commercial operations often take all the honey instead of leaving enough for the bees to get through the winter. The honey is than replaced with a cheap sugar substitute.
- Most beekeepers remove all the spring-season honey.
- In colder areas, some bee keepers will burn the beehives, killing all the bees inside, before the winter starts to reduce cost.
- Bees are often killed or harmed by haphazard handling.
Interesting, are there any bees that are good to keep for pollinating?
Love it! :)
Thanks so much for this info. I have done a lot of reading on mosquitoes in order to stop the mass pesticide spraying we have here in the U.S. and I never knew they were pollinators! I even gave a talk to a group of native plant lovers, trying to recruit them to my cause. I talked about how many important pollinators were being killed by the sprays, like moths and bees and bats, not realizing mosquitoes pollinate too, of course no one told me after my talk, I wonder if they knew. A few people were supportive of what I was doing but no one joined me. This is the quote they have on their club page:
"Biological diversity is the key to the maintenance of the world as we know it."
~ E.O. Wilson, Biodiversity
We are natural fruit tree planters, anything else we do is usually destructive.
This is lovely! :D
can you provide a link to what your husband found regarding "honey destroys the healthy bacteria in your colon".
also, please thank your husband for this info on his blog:
They are great for pollinating commercial crops (though their value is probably grossly overstated), but they have little place in conservation and little room in my garden.
the overstatement part is largely carried out by the industry which doesn't seem to want to let this bit of info out:
Commercial honey production and commercial pollination are not the same ... "Beekeepers may brag about the importance of honeybees in the necessary transfer of pollen, but many are not involved in the practical aspects of the service," according to Justin Schmidt and Stephen Buchmann. bees pollinate only about 15% of things (not 80% as the untruth goes)
also, you and your husband may be interested in these items (particularly if you like star trek tng):
which address the ethics.