Vegans have been trying to find a way to avoid all types of animal products, so much so that they have swapped out honey for agave syrup. Needless to say, some people are not happy with vegans’ decision not to eat honey. Beekeepers even took to social media to share some facts about how eating honey is important in the survival of bees.
It all started when someone addressed the vegans of Tumblr and informed them about the consequences of eating agave. The Tumblr user revealed that the massive harvest of agave actually affects the Mexican Long-nosed bat, which feeds on the nectar. From there, they urged vegans to keep eating honey. Not surprisingly, it didn’t take long for beekeepers to post some interesting bee facts.
Beekeepers insist that eating honey is actually good for the bees.
The Tumblr post that started it all.
One beekeeper pointed out that the idea that “vegans won’t eat honey is very silly.” They then explained how their methods are perfectly safe for bees.
“Harvesting honey does not hurt bees. The invention of modern moveable-frame hives means we can remove a selected frame, extract the honey and return it without killing a single bee.”
“We take *excess* honey that they don’t need, and it stops the hive from becoming honey-bound, meaning that there’s so much honey the Queen has nowhere to lay eggs.”
With that out of the way, other beekeepers dropped a major bombshell: vegan diet is actually dependent on bees. After all, the little insects are responsible for pollinating fruits and vegetables that vegans consume.
Agave is actually almost pure fructose, which makes it an unhealthy option for vegans.
The other posts also pointed out that agave is high in fructose, which makes it just as unhealthy as high fructose corn syrup. On the other hand, honey has several health benefits and its production is actually helpful for bees.
What do you think of this discussion? Are the beekeepers right about consuming honey? Should vegans continue using agave instead? Let us know in the comments below.
Actor Dominic West Wants the Next ‘James Bond’ to be a Transgender
The next James Bond be a transgender: yes or no?
Hollywood actor Dominic West believes having a transgender woman as the next James Bond is a great idea. In fact, he already has someone in mind for the role.
West, 49, thinks transgender soldier Hannah Graf would be a perfect fit to play the popular movie secret agent. According to him, she would be a great replacement for Daniel Craig when he finally bids farewell to the franchise.
6-Year-Old Twins Married In Lavish Ceremony Arranged By Own Parents
The twins are believed to have been lovers in their past lives and need to be married to avoid bad luck.
Most six-year-olds are usually concerned with what games to play. However, a pair of twins has just had to deal with marriage. The young girl and boy were married in a lavish ceremony that was actually arranged by their own parents. The reason behind it has something to do with their past lives.
The fraternal twins were born in September 2012 in Samut Prakan, which is close to Bangkok, Thailand. As soon as they were born, the parents of the boy nicknamed Guitar and his sister Kiwi were already convinced that the children needed to be married. This is because of a Buddhist belief that male and female twins have 'karma' from relationships in their previous life and have been re-born together. When this happens, it is believed that a debt has not been settled.
Kiwi gets some help in putting a ring on her brother Guitar.
Leonardo DiCaprio Has Donated $100 Million To Fight Climate Change
The ‘Titanic’ star is so much more than just a Hollywood heartthrob!
We already know that Leonardo DiCaprio is a talented actor who can take on any role. However, the Titanic star has also proven that he is committed to saving the world. The Hollywood heartthrob and his foundation have already donated $100 million in the effort to fight climate change.
The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation recently hosted its 20th Anniversary Celebration in order to raise funds for its global environmental efforts to address climate change and protect biodiversity. The event was co-hosted by DiCaprio and Emerson Collective founder Laurene Powell. Not surprisingly, the foundation has grown immensely since its start in 1998.
You might love him as Jack in 'Titanic' but Leonardo DiCaprio is also a true environmentalist.