That happens with our honey also, it is dark red from the JapaneseOK then back to honey vs covid.
Me, I doubt honey will cure covid. What I can say though, is my own honey sales went through the roof when we had covid here.
Sales of the usual honey types like clover remained fairly static. But a honey I market as "Native Forest", which is a very dark honey and looks the part, that label started flying off the shelves. I was in a shop and watched, people were grabbing multiple jars of it.
Now we are covid free, and sales are back to normal. Fun while it lasted.