Last time I checked the grocery store there was a great selection of meats. I'm not concerned enough about finding protein sources to start eating my bees! Ick! :shock:
There will come a day (hopefully not) where the earth is way, way beyond its carrying capacity and real estate becomes endangered, yes trees, forests, woods, etc...
This may seem a little far fetched but it is happening and has been occurring for many yrs now. Forests as you know are disappearing, animals are disappearing.
With modern advances people are living longer and longer and we keep having more babies and more babies, our precious earth can only support so much.
Alternative food sources are not a new concept, you in fact can buy cooked and I believe raw insects in some countries, I know for a fact some of the Asian ones.
So, with this information, I often come across certain insects that I wonder would make a decent alternative food source. Insects as we all know are high in protein, many are low in fat as well.
Now don't get me wrong, I don't make a habit of trying them, I'm still at the curious what that would taste like stage, but I have heard about bee larvae, particularly the pupae being an insect that apparently many people have tried, so, I tried one or two, raw, wasn't the end of the world either.
I do have my standards however, no smelly insects nor ones that ooze vial secretions, other than that, certain insects don't seem like they would be any worse to eat than a lot of the things we incorporate into our diets now.