With full respect to Vegans and the Veganism society, we do not use any ingredients that are made of or tested on animals. However, one can claim that beeswax and other bee ingredients are derived from bees, as such our products are considered suitable only for Vegetarians and not for Vegans. With full respect to the ideology of Veganism which seeks to exclude not just cruelty, but exploitation, we can proudly reassure use that no bee was harmed or exploited when extracting the excess of bees’ products and by-products. We have clients over the years that turned to Vegans but still coming back to us, buying honey and other bee products, including our BALMS, as they trust the way we treat our bee colonies.
It all comes down to how “ethical beekeeping” is defined. For more than 40 years of Organic Beekeeping Experience, and being the first family to introduce sustainable beekeeping practices in Greece, we proudly source locally-produced honey and bee products from our own apiaries, so that we keep control of the colonies and ensuring that we and our pollinators live in the healthy and well-managed natural environment.