It has become more rich and complex in its body and taste.
Lots of the honey we buy in the shops is a particular variety — honey made from a particular plant and with a particular taste such as Leatherwood, Manuka, Yellowbox or Lavendar.
Rather, like all artisan foods, the honey tastes of the region — the terroir.
Apart from the enormous amount of fuel and resources spent in this practice, even if you buy honey from a local honey producer, the actual honey itself was almost certainly produced in an area far away from where the honey producer is based.
Almost all other honey is produced using a wax or plastic foundation.
These are flat sheets of wax or plastic embossed with a honeycomb pattern that beekeepers put inside the hive.
No chemical treatments; no anti-biotics, no fungicides, no herbicides, no organic or essential oils: nothing.