The supplier of organic bee products has responded to my comments about organic honey and I thought the bolded part was interesting as I have not found this information to be true and wondered if other beeks have.
The bees fly 3-5 miles from the hive to find flowers, plants, trees to pollinate off of so with organic sourced honey the area 5 miles beyond the hive in every direction has to be certified organic in addition to no chemicals, pesticides, etc being used on or near the hive. It is very expensive to have this kind of certified hive so it is rare that someone with the property in the US would go through the process of having it certified, but again it is possible you just donít see it that often. There is a standard for Organic Honey depending on who you get it certified with. All our honey and beeswax (from all over the world) is certified by QAI and if we receive honey that is in any way adulterated it is refused and sent back. We do several tests to insure the quality and purity of these products and we donít tolerate anything less than our standards.
"With no laws to certify, regulate, and enforce organic honey in the US, in reality anyone can claim anything they like." This is not true. The USDA NOP does have laws to certify, regulate, and enforce organic honey production in the US. If it were easy, there would be more honey producers in the lower 48 making organic claims.