• Beekeeper in protective beekeeping suit

    Ethics Of Honey Production

    It is well known that bees will only produce honey if they have a Queen. Queen bees are often artificially inseminated, which means the honey industry kills and crushes a male bee to take out his semen and proceed to forcefully insert it into the Queen. Many Queen Bees are sold online and even sent out by mail. They are often killed or injured during transportation, however, more often than not the bee keepers receive the Queen they purchased and introduce her to her new hive.  By holding onto her legs or squeezing her thorax they proceed to amputate her wings by a process called ‘clipping’. This is so she…