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#1 Old 01-13-2013, 05:18 AM
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I was talking to my employer last night and he mentioned that his sister keeps bees in her backyard. She actually has a hive in her backyard. She is not a beekeeper by trade. She is a lawyer. I had never heard of anyone keeping bees that is not a beekeeper by trade, so I was a little shocked. I asked him do you have to have a license for that and he said he wasn't sure. As a vegan what do you think about owning bees?  Do you think it is okay as long as she is not eating the honey they make?

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If she's not taking the honey (which makes them angry) and lets them swarm, which divides and expands their colony, then keeping them helps the bee's population and the environment, rather than being exploitive and hurting the bees (and consequently the environment) for profit! yes.gif


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#4 Old 01-13-2013, 07:35 AM
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If she's not taking the honey (which makes them angry) and lets them swarm, which divides and expands their colony, then keeping them helps the bee's population and the environment, rather than being exploitive and hurting the bees (and consequently the environment) for profit! yes.gif



Backyard beekeeping is a thing now. People *do* take and sell the honey, though, and they originally steal the bees themselves from the wild. http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/urban-beekeeping-zmaz80jfzraw.aspx?page=2

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If she's not taking the honey (which makes them angry) and lets them swarm, which divides and expands their colony, then keeping them helps the bee's population and the environment, rather than being exploitive and hurting the bees (and consequently the environment) for profit! yes.gif



Backyard beekeeping is a thing now. People *do* take and sell the honey, though, and they originally steal the bees themselves from the wild. http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/urban-beekeeping-zmaz80jfzraw.aspx?page=2

 

 

 

 

 

I'm going to take a wild guess and say she probably is taking the honey and selling it or giving it away. I've known her and her brother for about 6 months and from what her bro has told me about her and my interactions with her, she just seems like the type who would do that. We live in Ohio, so I'm guessing she took the bees from the wild. Her brother also mentioned that the swarm she had prior to the swarm she has now all died.sad.gif 

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