The honey-free trend is back in the spotlight after a viral video featuring a woman dancing to the tune of a Beyoncé song drew attention to the practice, which has become popular among women.
The video, which was posted on Instagram on Thursday, shows a woman wearing a beekeeper’s uniform, sitting on a porch and eating a bowl of honey.
As she looks around her house, she sings the words, “Honey has come back.”
The song, titled “Honeysuckle Rose,” features the line “Honesuckle rose.”
The video sparked outrage on social media, with some people arguing the video is not “honey” and calling it “silly” or “offensive.”
“This is not honey.
This is not real honey,” one person wrote on Instagram.”
It is a silly video that is really offensive to women who want to be safe,” another user said.”
I’m not going to say honey because it’s so offensive,” said the video’s creator, Emily Sisson.
“I don’t think it is honey.”
Sisson said the song is a tribute to her daughter, and the video was meant to show that she has the power to bring people together to help others.
“As a mom, I am the one who is able to bring these things together,” she said.
“The power comes from our family and from the things we share.”
The National Honey Board, which is based in Nashville, said it is “aware of the video” and will work with the beekeeping industry to promote the practice.
“Honeybees are a critical part of the honey industry, which contributes approximately $10 billion in sales each year,” the group said in a statement.
“The NHB appreciates the interest shown by the beekeepers in creating a safe, fun and educational way for people to enjoy the wonderful life honey provides.”
Honey, a product of the wax moth, is made from beeswax and a variety of other substances, including bee pollen and pollen from insects.
The NHC said it does not know what caused the video to go viral.