"It appears that honey is not as pure as man has thought for the last few thousand years. Well, not according to the EU. They have decided that pollen is not a constituent part of honey but an ingredient and therefore must be mentioned as such on the list of ingredients on the label.
The problem has arisen because pollen, being collected by bees along with the nectar to make honey, is taken back to the hive and tiny amounts are always present in the honey. (This is the precise reason that people with allergies eat local honey, the small amounts of pollen in the honey help them build a natural tolerance). But recently a German beekeeper sued the State of Bavaria because their test fields of GM Maize had damaged his honey crop. This resulted in a ruling by the ECJ that pollen is an ingredient, a ruling which can’t be appealed."
EU Orders Pollen Warning on Honey