Corn syrup, antibiotics may taint U.S. honey supply as bees decline

Bee amid flowers
Bee amid flowers

Is there anything better than freshly baked, buttered bread spread with orange blossom honey? You may think you know, but there's a chance you've never even tasted the real deal, thanks to shysters creating fake honey using corn syrup and other additives that sell it as the real thing.

Real honey is just that -- honey without additives. It's a pure product that varies widely in color and taste depending on what the bees have been consuming, from eucalyptus in Australia to lavender in Spain to sourwood in the U.S. However, there is no federal definition of pure honey for the product that ends up on the store shelf or farmer's market table.