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GloopCompost

Can we farm vulture bees. Just start buying meat stock and feeding them to vulture bees.


Lordomi42

maybe but they're basically just making regular honey. domesticating a whole new ass species would take a long long time also


DerG3n13

I mean bees werent really domesticated by us I think. Its more of a symbiotic relationship with the beekeeper that the bees chose to not abandon


miss_chauffarde

We basicly emprison theyr Queen in a golden cage until she die and then we buy another one


ZappyKitten

No. The hive can leave at any time - and WILL LEAVE if the keeper doesn’t provide for them. the beekeeper provides a home, scares away predators that would destroy the home to get the honey, keeps the hive healthy by knowing what a sick bee looks like and removing it. In return, the beekeeper harvests honey every so often. it’s a cooperative partnership.


DerG3n13

As I understood it the bees could leave but dont do so because of the protection the beekeeper provides


miss_chauffarde

Yes Hence the golden cage


DerG3n13

A golden cage is still a cage, a bee-box is not, they are free to leave


Lordomi42

so it's not really a cage because they can leave if they want. there is no emprisoning going on. it's more like if someone gave you a nice house that was made specifically to suit you that you could move out of anytime you wanted to. but you don't want to move out cause it fulfills all your needs and is better than what you could find elsewhere.


DerG3n13

A golden cage is still a cage, a bee-box is not, they are free to leave


miss_chauffarde

A golden cage is a métaphore meaning : a situation where you are happy and strive but is emprisoning


DescartesB4tehHorse

Imprisoning doesn't just imply they cannot leave though, it makes it explicit. These bees can leave. They aren't physically restrained. And it's not like the bees are financially dependent upon the keepers, right? Like they can just fly to a tree near some flowers and hive. They are not imprisoned.


NallBarclay

Yeah, if the bee keeper doesn't do their job right the bees can and WILL leave. It's less imprisonment and more then renting out a box, with their rent and utilities paid on the extra honey they make.


Lordomi42

the whole meat honey thing is [kinda misinformation](https://bogleech.tumblr.com/post/653825713872502784/aw-it-turns-out-we-were-all-wrong-about-vulture)


A-Goblin-alchemist

Oh thank you! Sadly a bit disappointing but thank you for the truth!


Meanslicer43

perhaps a little bit. no less unsettling though.


Darkorvit

Still pretty rad. And I love that in the comments it's only "we can eat their honey, right?"


StuckAtWork124

So morbid, can devour a small body to bones in only two days! Meanwhile some dude, sat in his pants eating a whole rotisserie chicken in 1 hour be like


Kizik

Money. **They make money.**


A-Goblin-alchemist

That is the worst pun I have ever heard. Take my upvote


Epicmonk117

A: What the fuck is this?! H: No idea. Mother Nature sure does have a twisted sense of humor, though.


DM-Hermit

A: what the hell is this? H: no idea, but now I want to try some meat honey H2: do you think they might have bacon honey? A: ...


Captain_Flarg

H3: I heard it’s edible and really sweet A: How!?


Top-Argument-8489

H4: same way we consume half our bodyweight in caffeine without dying.


mrfluffles300

H- How does it taste?


redditt-or

Feed this to a vegan to instantly Make Their Head Explode!™


Samborrod

Vegans don't eat honey either... Though I don't know how vegetarians will react.


Darkorvit

Isn't that proven to be stupid by their own stance? Like, iirc vegans don't like the animal exploitation part. But bees make way more honey than they need, and if the queen feels like she doesn't vibe with the beekeeper, she just flies away with her workers to make another hive. That doesn't sound like exploitation to me


Samborrod

"Nature will take care about it" or something along those lines.


Meanslicer43

hey. I'd love to see this.


SqueakSquawk4

Alternate title: Earth has the most Badass ecosystem ever!


Lordomi42

hell yeah!!


Dark_Krafter

Can i buy meat hunney ??


Afraid_Success_4836

is it vegetarian?


themiddleman2

Australian?


A-Goblin-alchemist

South America actually


themiddleman2

Brazilian?