Originally Posted by osagedr
You won't get much honey character IMO if you add it before fermentation but you will get a drier beer. I've tried this in the past and hated the results.
If what you are looking for is honey character then add honey malt to your grain bill.
I had the exact same experience. I added the honey at flameout and ended up with a fizzy dry pale ale with little or no honey aroma or flavor. Like os said, the best honey beers use honey malt, not honey.