my husband robbed the bees of some honey. we have had bees in our front yard for 3 years now and this is the first time that we were able to harvest honey. my mother never kept much in the house when i was growing up so most of my experiences with honey were the stuff from the supermarket-you know, the little bear shaped squeeze bottles. ask a bee keeper about that stuff and they will scoff at the idea of using it. first of all, it most likely isn't pure honey-quite possibly it is flavored syrup mixed with honey. another concern is that the honey is processed to remove the pollen and bee parts-yes, bees can die during the harvest. lastly, most of mass marketed honey is made from blends from all over the world and much of the flavor is lost in the process.