Why is it that veganism and honey/beeswax is considered a grey area? Is it because the bees themselves are insects and not cute, furry creatures with big brown eyes? Is it because of fear for being stung? Is it because they do not provoke sympathy in the face of fear?
We are essentially exploiting them for our own selfish purposes. They are kept in man made contraptions just like factory farmed animals that are cuter.