Get to know some beekeepers. Seriously. Buying direct is less expensive. I get some of my local honey at my honey co where they're charging $3.50/# if you bring your own jug.I can appreciate the local honey concept and hope to be able to go to that point at some time, but until I get better at this, that honey is just out of my price range.
I don't think you can find out whether a honey is contaminated without paying out of pocket for expensive testing, and if potentially contaminated honey from China is slipping into the US through other sources, it's likely you won't find any info from US sources either.Does anyone know anyways we can try and find out where our honey is coming from? For instance, I got the Walmart and Market Basket honey a couple times and am now wondering if there is some way to know what larger company produces and bottles it up for them? I can appreciate the local honey concept and hope to be able to go to that point at some time, but until I get better at this, that honey is just out of my price range. Also, is there something we can do to check to see if our honey has a bunch of lead and such in it? I doubt it would be as easy as a ph test type thing, but it doesn't hurt to ask. Not that i like the idea of sucking down more chemicals, but what kind of effect would this have on making the mead?