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There is a lot of controversy in the vegan community about whether honey is vegan or not and it’s difficult to get the facts straight since bees are sadly not the number one priority when discussing animal rights.

To put it short and sweet, honey is not vegan.

Going vegan doesn’t always mean there are strict rules as to what you can and can’t buy, I see it as a diet you can shape to be your own as to what fits you. But according to the definition of veganism, you shouldn’t support the cruelty towards animals.

Bees are still intelligent animals and they do still feel pain just like any other living thing on this planet. When producing honey, ethics are a second priority, after profit.