The fumes were probably from the residue of gatoraid - not the honey.
I have heard of using honeybees for mine detection - but believe the bees needed to first be trained to the chemical residues associated with mines. But I am wondering if the false-positive readings for chemicals - might have been due to the bees collecting a bit more than nectar.
Now look for transporting honey by air to be banned - since all TSAs will know that honey gives false positives, their handlers will caution on the safe side so that terrorists do not indeed carry nasty chemicals encased in honey.
I have carried beeswax - and it has set off the scanners every time. So the last few times, I have packed it for easy access - where a zipper allows to to be removed for re-screening and tested for explosives. So far no confiscation.