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Question:Hi! I was just wondering why it isn't vegan to use beeswax? I was always under the assumption that beeswax was produced freely by bees, thus does not hurt them to use, but I would love to be educated more thoroughly on this topic! - Anonymous
Hi there. I’ll be honest, I’m not an expert on this area. My understanding is that bees are animals just like any other and vegans don’t use or consume the products of animals because those products were created by the animals for the animals and not for us. I don’t know anything about the harvesting of beeswax but if any of our followers have more info on the issue, please let us know.
"Before I went vegetarian, I did not like broccoli and cauliflower, I had never tasted avocadoes, never thought about mixing in nuts and seeds with my food. Never really appreciated the sweetness of fruits and orange veggies.
Before I went vegan, I had never experimented with dates and peanut butter, never realized that dark chocolate is so much tastier than milk chocolate and so much more satisfying. Never knew how ice cream and yummy cookies can be made out of a bunch of over ripe bananas, which you got for free. Never guessed how magical cashews are and how they can be turned into cheesy sauces or dips, or that almonds make the best white crumbly cheese. I had never really appreciated hummus, delicious homemade pesto and the yumminess of smoothies.
I discovered chia and flax seeds, which are excellent egg replacers and thickeners, Who knew oats left to soak overnight could be so good?
No, vegetarianism and veganism are not limiting. They just open you up to a whole new world. And the awesome feeling of knowing that you’re living healthily while leaving less marks on mother earth, and hurting no animals is irreplaceable."