As a honey lover I was sad to learn about one-third of the available honey may be illegally imported and may contain harmful additives like lead. A recent Food Safety News Report exposed illegally imported honey and the health risks associated with some imported honey. Honey has so many wonderful qualities making it a healthy alternative to skin salve as well as a healthy food product.
You might have heard about diminishing bee colonies and may have not thought much about it, but the decreased bee population has led to lower domestic availability and a higher value for imported honey. Unfortunately there are health risks associated with this honey that you should know.