I don’t suppose you think much about where your honey comes from, other than from bees. There was a processor in the Onsted area for years, but I don’t if it’s still in existence. There’s a lot of honey coming from China and it’s coming with antibiotics. A story in the Toronto Globe and Mail presents an interesting tale of crime and contraband.
And even if you know the origin of the honey bear on your table, it doesn’t mean you’re avoiding the Chinese stuff. “Honey is baked into everything from breakfast cereals to cookies and mixed into sauces and cough drops.”
Most honey comes from China, where beekeepers are notorious for keeping their bees healthy with antibiotics banned in North America because they seep into honey and contaminate it; packers there learn to mask the acrid notes of poor quality product by mixing in sugar or corn-based syrups to fake good taste.
Rarely will a honey container indicate it came from China.