Organic honey isn’t impossible. It’s just beyond of the ability of most beekeepers. Bee yards situated in isolated spots deep in the Adirondacks, or mountain valleys in sparsely-populated New Mexico, can probably pull off honey free of agrochemicals. Most beekeepers operate within a bee’s flight of pesticides, however, making “organic” honey an illusory proposition.
Well, yes, but I really think it depends on how narrowly you define the term. Webster's defines organic (in this context, which is a relatively new usage) asSo, it would be wrong to label any product of one's hives as being organic. But, one could say "Produced from organically managed beehives.", right?
By this definition, if your management excludes the use of these things, your honey would be "organic". Some people of course would define it more narrowly, to take into account any forage though it be beyond the control of the beekeeper.3
a (1) : of, relating to, or derived from living organisms <organic evolution> (2) : of, relating to, yielding, or involving the use of food produced with the use of feed or fertilizer of plant or animal origin without employment of chemically formulated fertilizers, growth stimulants, antibiotics, or pesticides <organic farming> <organic produce>