This has come up a few times, so I thought I would start a thread for it. I intentionally consume some insect products. Yes, I know that's not vegan.
I just don't really care about arthropods, at least not enough to put them in league with chickens, cows, fish, etc. I've read about how honeybees can have pretty complex behavior, but complexity does not mean sentience. I have to draw the line somewhere, and this is what makes sense to me.
If I start worrying about the welfare of honeybees, do I have to worry about every mosquito I swat (and mosquitos love me, unless I'm covered in DEET)? Or how about that nest of ants that was living in my ceiling a few years ago that I had killed? I generally don't go out of my way to harm bugs, but I don't really care to let them have free run of my house.
Anyway, feel free to discuss the topic here.