Honey you find on the grocery store shelf is not really local honey even if it states on the label that it is, because of the loose definition of local. Local could mean anywhere within 400 miles, and even then, beekeepers can buy honey from other places and add it to their own honey up to a certain percentage. Honey on the store shelf is frequently adulterated. As an example, Chinese honey is banned for import into Canada because of many examples of antibiotics in the honey or rice sugar syrup added to it. This does not stop them from selling to packers in another country who can then relabel the barrel’s country of origin and sell it to Canada.
February 4, 2022 Comment off