There is literally a vegan, tasty version of everything! This stuff is DELICIOUS! It’s Bee Free Honee made from apples and is completely vegan, cruelty free, and yummy. I highly recommend it!
I put this on waffles once and it was glorious.
You know you wouldn’t even HAVE those apples to make ‘apple honey’ with, without bees. Many orchards lease beehives from beekeepers for pollination? Honee’s website says it uses “strictly US apples” which I’d say is a fairly vague description. Beehives are probably kept in the orchards they’re getting their apples from.
I understand getting into a food for the sake of ‘hey, a new flavor! a new food to try!’ and from what I hear the consistency of this stuff is pretty good and it has a light apple taste. I bet it’s awesome in tea.
I understand if you’re allergic to honey, or don’t want to risk botulism with little kids but you want to use something honey-like, this certainly sounds like a good substitute.
But if you’re getting into this for the ‘cruelty-free’ aspect…nobody’s forcing bees to make honey for them. Bees are going to make honey whether there are humans wanting it or not, it’s just how they do. It’s how nature programmed them. They’re not upset producing honey.
And if you’re, and I quote from the Honee website: “Those looking for stable pricing against the fluctuating costs of traditional honey due to the decline of the bee population.” —you’re not helping supporting a product like this. Beekeepers aren’t bad people, if anything they’re trying to keep the declining population from greater loss by keeping their own ‘domestic’ populations of bees as thriving as possible. Support them.
If you’re worried more about your honey being too expensive so you support a cheaper substitute you are worried about the wrong thing.