The need for foreign honey could be removed in under 5 years by simply blocking all honey imports. The price of honey in the US would rise and give the incentive for more beeks to take the step from hobbyist to commercial. Supply would go up and prices would drop. Probably not to the current levels, but at least it would be untainted, undiluted honey in the containers.
nice idea, but then you have to get around regulations, labor costs, etc. that keep us prices high. the cost of us labor is one of the things that prices us out of markets. here, our min. wage just went up again today. now 2nd highest in the us behind washington.
other thing that happens is that you get retaliatory tariffs or blocking of our exports. that keeps us from getting things we need and want., and from selling our products overseas.
remember when countries quit importing our beef? how about if they skip washigtons apple crops next year, or oregons hay sales?
when i was young, made in japan or made in korea meant cheap crap. they adjusted their markets to fit our demands and now produce things of better quality than the us does, and for a better price. even if the price is not better, for example their cars, the quality is.
the answer if for the us to be competitive, not protectionist.