i am not vegetarian either, but bees make honey for their young, not for us to eat. we take it from them and give them sugar water. that in itself is sickening. but, they regurgitate it and i do not want bee vomit. i have a new jar sitting here and i am returning it. it is raw. whenever i eat honey, it burns and swells up my throat and i always wondered why. if i eat it, i can hardly swallow. but i was under the impression that it was made for humans. i had no idea all these years that they gather it for their young and to live off of. i don't want their food. it's all they have. i don't even feel too good about taking eggs from a chicken, doesn't seem natural and i really have a hard time eating that yellow stuff sometimes. it is icky and slimy and sometimes it turns my stomach. i know foxes get in chicken coops, but i am not sure we are to eat an animal's young before it is even born. but that is just me.