Try the following tricks to find out whether the honey that you just bought is the real thing.
Pure honey forms crystals over time, and fake honey remains liquid
Water and honey
Put a teaspoon of honey in a glass of water. Real honey makes lumps and just sinks to the bottom. Fake honey will dissolve immediately.
Real honey is not sticky
Rub a tiny amount of honey between the tips of your fingers. Skin absorbs real honey, and if it sticks too much it is probably loaded with sugar and artificial sweeteners.
Check the label
Labels will help you pick additive-free honey, because the law obliges producers to label the content of their product.
Put a tablespoon of honey in a small bowl and heat it up in the microwave. Real honey tends to caramelize. If your honey forms a foam and bubbles, you have bought the fake stuff.
Put a dab of honey on a sheet of paper. If the paper absorbs the honey easily, the product is fake and full of water. Real honey is not easily absorbed.
The bug trick
Ant literally hate natural honey made by bees. Drizzle some honey in any corner of your home, and if ants do not come near it, cheer yourself since you have bought real honey.
Honey and bread
If you spread some honey on a slice of bread, and it only dampens the surface, the honey is fake. Real honey is hard to spread.