Honey has become a prime target for economically motivated adulteration, being in high demand, and short supply. This may involve the addition of cheap-to-produce sugar syrups to increase the volume of honey or claiming a false geographic origin or floral source to elevate the retail value.
Honey has many different uses and requirements vary greatly from place to place which is why it should be carefully tested for purity and quality before it reaches consumers. Because it is a food product, Bee and honey testing is strictly regulated for safety, quality, and purity. There are various tests like the thumb test, vinegar test, and flame test that you can perform at home to test the quality of honey. However, this type of honey analysis is of no importance in the bulk distribution of the product.