I know using honey/beeswax isn’t vegan. It isn’t vegan because bees do not make any product with the intention of humans using it. Consuming honey is just like consuming dairy in that it is taking a product that is perfectly made to nourish infants and giving it to humans who have literally no biological need for it.
I have just as much respect for a bee trying to live without pain and suffering as I do any other non human animal. Here is a post about this same topic with some pretty good links. and you can also watch Vanishing of the Bees if you want to learn more about the plight of bees on this planet and how vital they are to everyone’s survival.
It’s not poison, you don’t drop dead after drinking it one time. Milk is pretty unhealthy for us. Needing milk for strong bones is a myth, much like needing meat for protein. You have to remember these are money hungry industries, like with most things, it’s all false advertising. I saw a commercial with a celebrity with a milk-stash telling me I need milk, It must be so healthy! I totally need it! like noOOoOO. We don’t even absorb much calcium from milk, it actually depletes calcium from our bones. It makes our blood acidic. Osteoporosis is highest in countries with the highest milk consumption, like how do people not put these things together. It’s fatty, hormone, (usually antibiotic) filled breast milk meant for a baby calf. The hormones in milk are linked to acne, and can also exasperate things like depression, anxiety and PMS. Milk is also linked to breast, ovarian and prostate cancer. Casein in a big no. We shouldn’t be consuming the stuff, the fact that we’re human is probably the biggest indicator.