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Honey made without bees

 Honey, we got no bees no mo’!

Recently, a new type of honey was developed that is pretty much identical to the real deal but with one major advantage: it uses no bees.

This is no reduced apple sauce or jelly. The company Bee-io combines nectar with a special type of protein developed through biochemical means to obtain the glorious liquid gold we all know and love. This technology is important for the decoupling of honey production from bees since they are often abused in the honey industry. We must do all that we can to save and protect bees by systematically changing how they are being treated as extremely productive and essential individuals of our food system. Without them, more than a third of all fruits, vegetables and pulses would be gone. Until these matters are addressed, you can rest assured that your personal consumption isn’t aiding this faulty system. If anything, Bee-io’s ways send a message that we are serious about the health and well-being of bees.

Some of the ways that bees are being mistreated include: the replacement of all of their honey reserves during winter with cheap syrup alternatives, excessive exposure to pesticides, cutting the wings of queen bees to intentionally prevent swarming (which keeps honey levels high but affects the way bees reproduce which reduces the diversity of the gene pools leading to genetic diseases in bee populations).

Bee-io is a pioneer of our food system. Through the consumption of its products and pressure on lawmakers to implement actual solutions to our bee problem, we can not only save our food system but also finally give bees the respect and praise they deserve.

Note: This article was not sponsored by Bee-io.


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