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That maybe true, and is another reason that I've been starting to avoid those types of varietal honeys.
However in a city like London they have alot more to worry about than pesticides. Air pollution, rampant public urination, and bees licking the bottom of a dumpster to get a sip of someone's leftover Pepsi are a few concerns that immediately spring to mind. How much of that contamination actually finds its way into the honey I'm not sure, but I'd be willing to bet it does result in a lower quality product than honey harvested in a rural area. Especially if, as you pointed out, it has been taken from bees that haven't been confined to a single food source on a commercial farm that uses pesticides.
What's in the dumpster that is so bad? Even without pesticides, crops in rural areas are often sprayed with septic sludge pumped out of people's homes, not to mention the cow poo. Honey has been in a bee gut, after all, how much more icky does it get? We know the end-product is pretty devoid of flora and fauna (not counting the odd bit o' bee).
Then again, I dropped some turkey cold cuts onto the sand rafting last summer. I rinsed them off in the river and ate them. (I'm pretty sure I was upstream of most of the good pee spots, within a few hundred yards at least.) People thought I was odd, but so far no permanent damage. :tard: