Your local honey is under attack! Not only are bees dying in record numbers from Colony Collapse Disorder, millions of pounds of illegally sourced honey, mostly from China, enters the U.S. market each year. Similar to the vagueries associated with sourcing olive oil on the international market, there’s a high probability that your honey is adulterated with corn syrup or worse, antibiotics.
The U.S. imports more than 60% of the honey it needs from other countries. Most is from high-quality, legal sources. But some honey brokers and importers illegally circumvent tariffs and quality controls This threatens the U.S. honey industry by undercutting fair market prices and making it that much harder for smaller organic locally-owned operations who do the right thing.
Now there’s a way to ensure your honey’s quality at True Source Honey. Just click on the star burst at the top of the page and enter your honey’s UPC code to check if it’s True Source Certified. True Source Certification traces the source of that honey from hive to table. Needless to say, The American Honey Producers Association and the American Beekeeping Federation are thrilled.
Authentic honeys are also labeled with True Source Certified logo. If you don’t see it on the label, and this includes your favorite foods containing honey ranging from breakfast cereals to snacks, don’t buy them and bring it to the attention of your favorite retailer.