Image via WikipediaApparently the pollen in honey is very important for the quality of the honey, for health benefits, and for tracing where the honey comes from. http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2011/11/tests-show-most-store-honey-isnt-honey/
This link opened my eyes as to what to look for when buying honey. Well, that's not true, but it did give names and information about what honey is good and what is not. We'll go to trader joes next time we need honey.
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Some say the pollen is removed to increase shelf life, but I guess a lot of the reason is so that Chinese honey can be relabeled and sold as honey from somewhere else and not be detected for what it is.