Is honey vegan?



No .. it is as much an 'animal by-product' as milk, or eggs, are.

Nerdy Keith

No its an animal product and therefore not vegan. Maple syrup is a good vegan alternative. You have to realise that we have serious bee shortage and if we run out of bees the flowers don't get pollinated. That could be disastrous for our environment




Being a vegan means you do not eat animal products. So eating honey makes you not a vegan. I like honey. I buy that and eat it.

Trivial One

No. The central tenet of veganism is to not exploit animals. Bee labor is used to make honey, so using honey exploits the bee. It makes no difference whether bees are perceived to be mistreated or not.


Not unless it turns out that bees are plants. Honey is produced by bees.



Bubba Gubbins

No! Bees are oppressed slaves of modern man. Free the Bees! Bees lives matter.


No. Animal biproduct.


It depends on your personal beliefs. If you are vegan for health reasons, local honey has many health benefits. But, if you are vegan as an alternative to animal cruelty, you may consider it as such. Here is a posting I found. The honey industry | The Vegan Society Honey is made by bees for bees, and their health can be sacrificed when it is harvested by humans. Importantly, harvesting honey does not correlate with The Vegan Society's definition of veganism, which seeks to exclude not just cruelty, but exploitation.

Gordon B

Not sure but assume no as its an animal product, cold be wrong as it does'nt involve animal death.


not technically but many vegans will still eat it because it causes no harm, unlike milk or eggs, which has a full industry devoted to enslaving animals.