The first thing I want to point out is the fact that honey does not belong to humans nor do bees produce honey so that humans may eat it. Just as mammalians produce milk for their offspring so do bees produce honey to actually feed their young and to nourish themselves during winter months when there is no pollen to gather. Sheila Robertson in her book Food in History on p. 27 gives us the following information:
“Honey is the substance manufactured by bees to feed their young: it is more or less predigested sugar. The raw material is the nectar from tree blossom or flowers”.
Funk and Wagnalls New Encyclopedia, Vol. 3. on p. 376 states:
“Adult females collect pollen primarily to feed their larvae but also for their own food”.
Collier’s Encyclopedia, Vol. 3. on pp. 757-758 states:
“On each trip the bee visits many individual flowers and gathers pollen, which is carried to the nest on its legs or the underside of the abdomen. She also usually gathers nectar, which is carried in the crop. These materials are placed in the cell AS FOOD FOR THE LARVA that is to develop there...After the egg hatches, the young [larva] eats the stored provision...Once a site is selected, the queen constructs a little pot of wax, which she secrets from the glands located between her abdominal segments. Then she forages, bringing flower nectar in her crop to regurgitate as honey into the waxen pot. After several trips the pot is filled with honey which SERVES AS FOOD RESERVE on which she can feed during inclement weather”.
It is an indisputable fact that bees work very hard collecting pollen and nectar during summer months in order to feed their young and to store honey as reserve for winter months when bees are inactive due to weather circumstances. To take honey from them is equivalent to STEALING. God commanded us not to steal. Bees were not created in order to produce honey for humans. They produce honey for their young ones and themselves. They were created in order to help pollinate the plants. In fact bees are most important of all insects in pollination. It is interesting to point out that Jews and certain Christians who adhere to the “clean and unclean” law of the Jewish Torah do not drink milk of any mammal the Jewish Torah classifies as unclean. Now by the same law the bees are classified as unclean. But the Jews and others eat honey which is the PRODUCT of “unclean bees”.
Bees bring nectar in their crops which they later regurgitate as honey. To regurgitate means to vomit. Since bees are classified as unclean it follows that their product is also unclean. Of course throughout the centuries the rabbis were not aware that bees actually regurgitated nectar as honey. But now the fact is proven beyond dispute. This is another way in which we can tell that the redactors and the lying scribes who sanctioned the eating of honey but at the same time classified the bees as “unclean” were in reality deceived and so they also led others into deception. When humans steal honey from bees they deprive their young ones of their food and they deprive adult bees of their food for winter months. In so doing they act contrary to natural laws placed in motion by God Himself. Now the Bible in its canonical form sanctions the eating of honey. But the Ebionites rejected these passages as spurious and false interpolations.
In the canonical Matthew it is stated that John the Baptist ate locusts and wild honey. But we know that the original gospel of Matthew which was written in Aramaic and which alone was accepted by the Ebionites as authentic and inspired gives the following version:
“And his food was WILD HONEY which had the taste of manna, like a HONEY-CAKE in oil”.
Greek word for honey-cake is enkris while for locust is akris. Thus it is apparent that either original translator altered the meaning or else a later redactor did so. John actually ate WILD HONEY - that is, NATURAL HONEY which was not made by bees. The word wild in Matthew 3:4 comes from the Greek word agrios which is number #66 in Strong’s Dictionary and is defined in the following manner:
“wild [as pertaining to the country], lit. NATURAL”.
Thayer in The New Thayer’s Greek-English Lexicon on p. 71 under word number #66 states in regards to meli agrios the following:
“wild honey...more correctly that which distills from certain trees, and is gathered when it becomes hard”.
Thayer also points out that this type of food was also very common among Nabathaean Arabians. Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary on p. 575 points out that Arabic word for fruit syrup is the same as the Hebrew word for honey made by bees. Please note:
“The word “honey” can also refer to a thick syrup made from grapes and dates. In Arabic, the word used for this kind of fruit syrup is the same as the Hebrew word for honey from bees”.
John the Baptist neither killed locusts for his food nor did he steal honey from the bees. He ate WILD HONEY - that is, NATURAL SYRUP made on woods. Therefore abstain from honey made by bees because it belongs to them and their young ones. You would not want someone else stealing your food so do not do it to others. God did not give us butcher’s knife, nor milk from mammalian udders, nor honey made by bees, but He rather gave us food which grows out of the soil. Concerning eating of eggs few words also need to be said. The Bible in its canonical form sanctions the eating of eggs. The Ebionites however abstained from eating eggs. Just what is an egg and why do eggs exist? Collier’s Encyclopedia Vol. 8 on p. 629 defines egg in the following manner:
“Egg, also called ovum, the reproductive body produced by the female sex organs”.
Egg or ovum is in actual fact REPRODUCTIVE BODY. Collier’s Encyclopedia Vol. 8 on p. 629 further states:
“To the layman the term egg usually means the hard-shelled edible egg produced by chickens. To biologists, however, the egg is a specialized cell that furnishes the basis for development of almost all organisms”.
Collier’s Dictionary, Vol. 1. on p. 325 defines egg in the following manner:
“reproductive body produced in the female sex organs of most animals, usually rounded or oval and consisting of an ovum, nutrient substances, as yolk or oil, and protective membranous covering or shell”.
You must understand one fact. No animal lays or produces an egg so you can take it for food. Reptiles lay their eggs so that they may reproduce their own species. Birds lay eggs for the same reason. Mammalians also have eggs but they do not lay them [platypus being an exception]. Mammalians retain their eggs in uterus where the egg eventually develops into a particular specie. A woman’s egg or ovum after being fertilized travels through fallopian tube and is deposited in the uterus. This egg was not developed so that you or anyone else could eat it but rather that a human embryo may develop from it. Chickens do not lay eggs so that we may steal them and eat them. They lay eggs so that they may propagate their own specie. An egg contains everything essential for an embryo to develop. Therefore it is evident that eggs are for reproduction and not for you to eat them.