When I eat honey, do I hurt bees? (Grist)

When I eat honey, do I hurt bees? (Grist)
Smart beekeepers leave the bees enough honey to nibble on over the winter, added Dr. Ramesh Sagili, principle investigator at Oregon State University’s Honey Bee Lab. “[Beekeepers] aren’t technically taking off the comb, they’re taking the excess,” he said. So that excess is fine for you to enjoy spread over your toast – especially if you buy from local producers at farmers markets or well-stocked stores, as they often struggle to compete with cheaper honey imports from places like China.