I remember reading an article a while ago that warned that a lot of "US" megamart brand honey is being diluted with cheap Chinese honey which is completely stripped of the good stuff (pollen)....
That's been one of my "go to" articles since it was written. It can be found in its original form at http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/#.UZOZtcwo7K5
The article was written by a Pulitzer winning investigative journalist, and corroborated with data from a Texas A& M university professor. Lengthy... yes. Disturbing...yes. Informative... absolutely!
True confession... We used to buy small amounts of "the good stuff" for "special" use, & Costco size containers of the generic stuff for everyday or baking use. Upon reading this article, the "not honey" was banned from the house, & only locally sourced honey gains entrance to the pantry now, and a lot of it!
I recently spoke personally to the owner Nate, of http://naturenates.com
, formerly known as North Dallas Honey Company (name change only, same owner) & he had a lot of encouraging news about the gains they've made recently in getting placed into the local mainstream markets & even price clubs. They also have a west coast operation that sources local honey in that region. For anybody without good local sourced honey, they also ship at what we consider to be reasonable prices. Honey is truly amazing stuff, & local, ethical beekeepers are some of the unsung heroes in todays struggle to reclaim wholeness in our lifestyles... No such thing as supporting them too much!