The commercial honey industry is questioning the bee-free status of a new Vegan Honey product that's made from apple juice concentrate.

Vegan Honey is described as a vegan-friendly product that is 100 per cent cruelty-free. However bee-keepers say the product, which is made by The Golden Ratio in Byron Bay, still makes use of bees in the apple pollination process, according to The Weekly Times.

The industry also reportedly opposes the company's use of the word honey given it doesn’t actually contain any honey.

Animal activists oppose the commercial honey industry which they say is cruel to bees, with international animal rights organisation PETA has called on consumers to avoid honey, beeswax, propolis, royal jelly, and other products that come from bees.

Packaging News

Labelhouse has cleaned up at the Victorian Printing Industry Creativity Awards (PICAs), collecting two gold and two bronze medals at the event, which also saw Pandoras Boxes collect two golds, and CCL take one.

The upcoming Print21 + PKN LIVE New Frontiers In Packaging Print event will deliver five major benefits to packagers attending the day, according to the organisers.

Christina Condos from label converter Labelhouse has been named as one of two Victorian finalists for the Media Super Young Executive of the Year Award.