This is a long article but worth reading regarding honey, it’s origins and why you should care. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/ You can solve the issue of tainted and illegal honey but shopping at local apiaries and farmer’s markets. I can think of 5 places here in Harford County that sell local honey, it is not hard to come by.
We when made bigger efforts to buy local food two years ago now we began eating a lot more honey. There are issues surrounding many foods that we consume but sugar, like coffee, tea, and cocoa, has not only the normal food concerns but also issues of fair trade. Honey was a switch we could make to reduce the amount of sugar we were importing. But as you can see, it is only a good switch if you are purchasing it from an apiary you know.
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I purchase our honey from Bees by the Bay. They participate a the Harford County Farmer’s Markets in Bel Air and Edgewood. They have many varieties and each puts a unique flavor into the food ro drink.
Since several of my children have seasonal allergies I start giving them a spoonful of this local honey begining in February. It helps to build up the immune system and helps with the allergies.
I never knew that honey had those additional benefits. Thanks so much for sharing!