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Not all honey is ethically and transparently sourced. Most imported and domestic honey is from high-quality, legal sources. But some honey brokers and importers illegally circumvent tariffs and quality controls, selling Chinese honey to U.S. companies that is of questionable quality. This threatens the U.S. honey industry by undercutting fair market prices and damaging honey's reputation for quality and safety. Be sure the honey you and your family enjoy is True Source Certified! Read More...

True Source Honey Pledge

We pledge to adhere to the standards of True Source Certification. We pledge to protect our customers and consumers, as well as the global reputation of honey products, by ensuring to our utmost ability that honey is ethically sourced in a transparent and traceable manner from known beekeepers and brokers; that honey moves through the supply chain in full accordance with U.S. law and without circumvention of trade duties; that it carries truthful labeling as to its source, has been tested to ensure quality, and has been handled in a safe and secure manner from hive to table.
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Honest Fast Facts

You can make a difference! Whether you're a consumer who loves honey, or a company that helps supply honey or makes products using honey, you can help make sure honey is source-certified. Be a part of the True Source Certified program, or require it when you purchase honey. Click below to learn how!

Recent Updates

  • Check Your Honey with a New Look-Up Tool – A new search function on the True Source Honey website allows U.S. shoppers to be sure that they're not mistakenly buying honey that has been illegally shipped from China.
  • Retail is Talking about True Source! Check out recent coverage in the retail trade press: Food Navigator and Progressive Grocer
  • Crockett Honey Achieves True Source Certification: True Source Honey welcomes Crockett Honey, a  leading supplier of quality honey based in Tempe, Ariz.  Crockett is the latest company to achieve certification, reassuring its honey customers that it can trace the source of its honey back to the hive. About one-third of honey sold in North America today is now True Source Certified.
  • U.S. Beekeepers Urge Americans To Buy Source-Certified Honey – Facing continued decline in their bee colonies and shrinking honey harvests, U.S. beekeepers are urging U.S. consumers to take an easy step in helping preserve the domestic honey business and assure the quality of the honey they choose: Buy source-certified honey.
  • Kudos to Costco for Kirkland’s True-Source Certified Honey! – See this great piece in The Costco Connection lauding True Source as an important step in ensuring that Costco’s product is 100% pure honey.
  • New True Source Video examines the issue of illegally sourced honey and how the True Source program is protecting the reputation and safety of honey for U.S. consumers.