It's getting bad when the Chinese complain about fake honey.Sun Deguan,director of the bee industry(in China) says vendors use cheap prices to lure consumers, claiming it's directly from the producers, but almost always fake honey made from syrup and gum. The cost of fake honey is only a tenth of the price of real honey.Fake honey accounts for nearly half of their market volume and it's hard for the consumers to tell the differents between fake and real honey.New technologies for manufacturing fake honey products have emerged and traditional testing cannot always detect fake honey. Fake honeycomb made from gum and fake honey can pass test such as those for flavonold plant compounds and the oxidation index. So with it so hard to detect real honey from fake honey, how do we know they are not exporting it to the U.S.A. Jack PS. They say national standards issued in 2011 lag behind the market and while new standards are discussed , nothing definite has been decided.