It appears that it could be regurgitation of past news (maybe the ABC is a active Community Forum viewer as some of their ‘news’ stories seem to follow after new posts on this forum),
For balance, Capilano responded to such claims back in 2016, then the allegations of fake honey first arose:
This is how Fairfax is reporting the alleged ‘fake’ honey:
It would be interesting if someone totally independent of the Australian honey industry once and for all, reviewed these claims and provided results of an independent investigation. This has been raised in the Fairfax article and suggests that the ACCC should investigate using its misleading advertising powers.
Unfortunately to date, those within the industry with potentially grudges to grind appear to be circulating allegations every few years. These grudges seem to result from allowing the importation of honey and more recently the sale of Capilano to foreign interests…