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vegan honey from sunnybo-hunny

by Sharné

SunnyBo-hunny is a Cape Town based, vegan brand that makes a range of bee-friendly plant-based honey alternatives from apples.

Why vegans don’t eat honey

There are many reasons why I as a green vegan don’t eat honey but this one is very simple. Honey is made by bees for bees. I don’t need honey to survive, bees do.

Vegans are against the exploitation of animals and insects. When you consider that it takes about 12 worker bees an entire lifetime to create a single teaspoon of honey, which we then consume, then how is that not a very cruel form of exploitation?

Sadly, all over the world, the bee population is declining. As bees are responsible for pollinating a third of the the food we eat, our lives and theirs are deeply connected. We need them to survive, but we also need to learn to respect them and to stop exploiting them.

How bees make honey

Bees are such fascinating creatures. Worker bees are kickass females who typically live only for a few weeks, but in that time they travel many miles and pollinate many flowers, fruit and vegetables and suck up nectar all along their journey.

When their stomach’s are full they return to the hive and regurgitate the nectar and transfer it from their mouths to another bee’s mouth. The nectar is passed along this way from bee to bee, until it turns into honey. The honey is then stored in their honeycomb cells, which is basically their winter food supply. It takes a single bee an entire lifetime to make only a tiny amount of honey, which does not even fill a teaspoon. It is their food, why would I take it away from them?


SunnyBo-hunny is a Cape Town based company. Their logo is a honey pot in the shape of an apple because they use apples to make their cruelty free plant-based honey. There are 4 SunnyBo-hunny flavours: original, ginger, cinnamon & citrus.

The ingredients and the packaging

Sunny-Bo hunny is made from maltitol, apple juice (100% concentrate & water) fruit sugar and lemon juice concentrate. The hunny is packaged in a reusable glass jar with an aluminum lid.

Where to buy?

You can buy SunnyBo-hunny directly from their website (currently sold out) or from The Organic Vegan, Plant Pantry & The Plant Based Company (East Rand & some areas in Pretoria & Johannesburg.

I’ll be adding more vegan honey in the near future. If you’d like to see what food & drinks I have found have a look here. New products posted regularly.

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