Does it matter whether a really insignificant albeit mouthy segment of the population feels about eating honey?
Well, that's different!
One of the late night guys did a segment awhile back where they went around and asked people if they were vegan, vegetarian, had a gluten allergy/ate gluten-free.
Obviously they edit so they get the funny ones, but a remarkable number of people emphatically answer "Yes, I eat gluten-free." Or "Absolutely, I'm a vegan."
When pressed to the next step, being asked (for instance), "What is gluten?" or "Why don't you eat gluten?" There are a lot of confused looks, stammering, and scoffing. So many of these goof balls don't know what the heck they're talking about. I'm sure they're great people for certain companies to have around. I bet you could sell them darn near anything.
Bottom-line... the average run-of-the-mill veganite isn't doing any real destruction to the world or affecting me in any way. It is not worth your time to try to think rationally about someone who is acting emotionally. And as a general rule no one under the age of 60 wearing a beret or fedora is worth your time either. You'll find a significant amount of overlap here.
We've had a friends daughter helping my wife at the farmers market sell our honey, and honey/beeswax products we make. last year she went vegan and gave up honey. I asked how she felt about making her living selling something she was morally opposed to, She said it was her problem and she was still sleeping ok so i quit teasing her. To me its not any stranger than all the other stuff people do and believe in.
People will join groups to make thier life more fulfilling, whether it be religous, political, radical Islam, cults and it will sometimes take up all of thier time and energy. Most are harmless but irritating to others for some reason.....of course some are deadly and destrctive to human lives and property! What happened to emotional stability in the world or did we ever have it?
Yes, of course anything that is done with an all out passion whether good or bad..........I hope that we all find something to do with passion that is indeed fulfilling.
If you want to be successful, study successful people and do what they do.
I have once talk to a vegetarian/vegan woman who said she will not eat the honey because
she doesn't want the bees to suffer and die. I did not argue with her....but isn't the bees dying
after 6 weeks because of their natural way of being a bee? I mean we as humans will die after
100 years or maybe early, right. Some suffer some don't. I just don't get her way of thinking
sometimes. Because the way she think how cruel us beekeepers are exploiting the bees to get their honey.
Don't mix foreign bees into a virgin hive. She might get balled 100% of the time! When will you ever learn, huh?
if they eat that way because they think it's healthier thats fine but if they think it makes them innocent of killing animal life their mere existance on this planet has brought death and suffering to uncountable lives. every step they take causes unavoidable death and destruction.
first colony out of a log 1983 beekeeping about 15 years. Warning i could be an idiot. I'm from South Jersey.
We sell honey to a Vegan dinner. The say they love it.
I would be looking for her replacement. Like I said glad the world is filled with people that don't think like me, otherwise
Started 9/13, building slowly, not trying the no treatment anymore
I don't like vegans or anyone else who murders broccoli or any other living thing for their own consumption.
I limit my diet to rocks.
Number one killer of bees are beekeepers who wont read any bee books.