Other things bother me more. What is sold as honey appears to be honey. Only it doesn't have pollen in it.

What purpose does the pollen in honey serve? And why do we say that the pollen is in the honey if it is integral to what honey is. How can the both exist independently if they are so integral?

No one is being fooled or lied to by a label which identifies the contents of a jar as HONEY. Honey syrup would be a product containing honey and some other sugar or sugarylike liquid such as corn or rice syrup.