When I re-entered the USA at LAX on Sunday, I dutifully declared the food items I had brought with me: chocolate, coffee, and tea, none of which raised any hackles of the customs/ag inspector. I asked if Australian honey was indeed on the banned list, and the inspector said that he knew of no such ban and would have passed any honey I'd brought with me. I guess the guy in the honey store was wrong. Too bad! There are some nice specialty honey types I would have liked to have brought home from Australia to give as gifts.