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Facts, Food, and Growing Up: A teaspoon of honey represents the life work of 12 bees. rainnecassidy: congenitalprogramming: cotestuck: montypla: meloromantics: appropriately-inappropriate: audreyvhorne: sttinkerbelle: vmpolung: knowledgeandlove: Photo source Fact check source #and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work. That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will. This is why honey is not vegan. The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus. The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc. Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival. It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly. literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey Beekeepers- Provide a home for the bees Keep that home warm in the winter Keep the bees well fed, negating the need for honey, which the bees would make anyways Still do not take all the honey, just in case Protect the bees from predators Monitor the hives for any signs of the parasites, diseases, etc. that cause colony collapse disorder Their bees- Provide a valuable and reliable source of pollination for plants in the area, both wild and crops Help keep the local ecosystem healthy Honey- Is one of the healthiest things you can eat Is able to keep for a EXTREMELY long time (Millennia even), making it more valuable than many perishable foods without being full of preservatives Can be used to soothe sore throats, nauseau, etc. Has been eaten by humans since at least Ancient Egypt (We’ve found STILL EDIBLE honey in tombs) Is a great tool in cooking, adding sweetness without raising the sugar content much Is a staple food in many people’s diets Honey is amazing you can put it on or in pretty much everything I goddamn love it and you should too. Honey is also a natural antimicrobial that has been used medicinally since time out of mind on external wounds like edible neosporin. Particularly useful in the treatment of dermal abcesses. “oh no we steal it from the bees!”*has no problem benefiting from exploited migrant farm workers* ^^^
Facts, Food, and Growing Up: A teaspoon of honey represents the life
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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

literally read anything about the history of sugarcane and the cuban sugar industry if you think sugar is or ever has been more ethical than honey

Beekeepers-
Provide a home for the bees
Keep that home warm in the winter
Keep the bees well fed, negating the need for honey, which the bees would make anyways
Still do not take all the honey, just in case
Protect the bees from predators
Monitor the hives for any signs of the parasites, diseases, etc. that cause colony collapse disorder
Their bees-
Provide a valuable and reliable source of pollination for plants in the area, both wild and crops
Help keep the local ecosystem healthy
Honey-
Is one of the healthiest things you can eat
Is able to keep for a EXTREMELY long time (Millennia even), making it more valuable than many perishable foods without being full of preservatives
Can be used to soothe sore throats, nauseau, etc.
Has been eaten by humans since at least Ancient Egypt (We’ve found STILL EDIBLE honey in tombs)
Is a great tool in cooking, adding sweetness without raising the sugar content much
Is a staple food in many people’s diets
Honey is amazing you can put it on or in pretty much everything I goddamn love it and you should too.


Honey is also a natural antimicrobial that has been used medicinally since time out of mind on external wounds like edible neosporin.
Particularly useful in the treatment of dermal abcesses.


“oh no we steal it from the bees!”*has no problem benefiting from exploited migrant farm workers*


^^^

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Be Like, Chicago, and Foh: Oo00o Aug 18, 2018 "Sign on door no guns" My husband and I have conceal carry permits. We noticed the no weapons at the door. I don't do business with companies that deny me my 2nd amendment right and put me at risk of a mass shooting with no way to defend my self. So we left. We left every one in that restaurant to fend for themselves Helpful BroBroMate 4613 points 7 days ago Narrator: And everyone was fine. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 61 child comments - Psychedelic_Roc +1 2906 points 7 days ago Private property permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 244 child comments C- Crysos 670 points 7 days ago Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and they all had shirts on with "you're welcome for the protection." There were cops at the event and I really wouldn't want grandma who couldn't come close to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots. permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 84 child comments C- JustPeachyEnough 4537 points 7 days ago What must it be like to live in fear 24/7 permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 674 child comments - ZeVindowViper 593 points 7 days ago oh you silly geese, there isn't going to be a mass shooting in that restaurant! What do you think it is, a school? permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 16 child comments officialtinyqueen 78 points 7 days ago If you have to be that concerned for a mass shooting you know theres something wrong with your country permalink source embed save save-RES report give gold reply show 13 child comments 0 People who carryMass shootings are paranoid.are a huge pre- something blem. We must do You're not going to ever need your gun 0 siryouarebeingmocked: goodoleboyslikeme: coolmanfromthepast: siryouarebeingmocked: What must it be like to live in fear 24/7 The people who think it’s wrong to restrict the general public’s right to carry guns are the scared ones? The ones who trust most people to legally own and use guns responsibly? Private businesses have the right to deny service to anyone and do whatever they want, except when it direcrly affects me. OP didn’t say businesses shouldn’t have the right, they just said they wouldn’t patronize any business that did. If I walk into a joint and they start randomly insulting my parentage, genitalia, and genetic viability, I’m not going back there again, even though they’re just exercising their free speech rights. This may be hard for you to grasp, but many people think people should have the right to do things the first group considers wrong. Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and they all had shirts on with “you’re welcome for the protection.” There were cops at the event and I really wouldn’t want grandma who couldn’t come close to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots. Okay. Were any of the people in question grandmas, or are you just making that up? People who want you disarmed don’t want you to be safe. They want you to be defenseless.   “oh you silly geese, there aren’t going to be any mass shootings in that restaurant.” You know who else thought that? The people who went to Luby’s in Killeen, TX on October 16, 1991. The people who went to Twin Peaks in Waco, TX on May 17, 2015. The people who went to McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA on July 18, 1984. And the tournament gamers at Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville, FL less than 2 months ago. FOH with that bullshit. Or Waffle House, when they banned guns and explicitly stood by that policy even after incidents involving criminals and guns in their joints, even though someone armed nearby intervened on more than one of those occasions.  Getting shot at Waffle House is practically a meme now. I personally know at least one person who was involved in a shooting at one of our local Waffle Houses I’m sure there are more.
Be Like, Chicago, and Foh: Oo00o Aug 18, 2018
 "Sign on door no guns"
 My husband and I have conceal carry permits. We
 noticed the no weapons at the door. I don't do
 business with companies that deny me my 2nd
 amendment right and put me at risk of a mass
 shooting with no way to defend my self. So we left.
 We left every one in that restaurant to fend for
 themselves
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 BroBroMate 4613 points 7 days ago
 Narrator: And everyone was fine.
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 - Psychedelic_Roc +1 2906 points 7 days ago
 Private property
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 C- Crysos 670 points 7 days ago
 Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and
 they all had shirts on with "you're welcome for the protection." There were
 cops at the event and I really wouldn't want grandma who couldn't come close
 to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots.
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 C- JustPeachyEnough 4537 points 7 days ago
 What must it be like to live in fear 24/7
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 - ZeVindowViper
 593 points 7 days ago
 oh you silly geese, there isn't going to be a mass shooting in that restaurant!
 What do you think it is, a school?
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 officialtinyqueen 78 points 7 days ago
 If you have to be that concerned for a mass shooting you know theres
 something wrong with your country
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 People who carryMass shootings
 are paranoid.are a huge pre-
 something
 blem. We must do
 You're not going to
 ever need your gun
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What must it be like to live in fear 24/7
The people who think it’s wrong to restrict the general public’s right to carry guns are the scared ones? The ones who trust most people to legally own and use guns responsibly?
Private businesses have the right to deny service to anyone and do whatever they want, except when it direcrly affects me.
OP didn’t say businesses shouldn’t have the right, they just said they wouldn’t patronize any business that did. If I walk into a joint and they start randomly insulting my parentage, genitalia, and genetic viability, I’m not going back there again, even though they’re just exercising their free speech rights.
This may be hard for you to grasp, but many people think people should have the right to do things the first group considers wrong.
Was at a festival this past spring and saw a group of people open carry and they all had shirts on with “you’re welcome for the protection.” There were cops at the event and I really wouldn’t want grandma who couldn’t come close to the corn hole boards taking any life or death shots.
Okay. Were any of the people in question grandmas, or are you just making that up?

People who want you disarmed don’t want you to be safe.
They want you to be defenseless.  

“oh you silly geese, there aren’t going to be any mass shootings in that restaurant.”
You know who else thought that? The people who went to Luby’s in Killeen, TX on October 16, 1991. The people who went to Twin Peaks in Waco, TX on May 17, 2015. The people who went to McDonald’s in San Ysidro, CA on July 18, 1984. And the tournament gamers at Chicago Pizza in Jacksonville, FL less than 2 months ago.
FOH with that bullshit.

Or Waffle House, when they banned guns and explicitly stood by that policy even after incidents involving criminals and guns in their joints, even though someone armed nearby intervened on more than one of those occasions. 

Getting shot at Waffle House is practically a meme now. I personally know at least one person who was involved in a shooting at one of our local Waffle Houses I’m sure there are more.

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