So I am not a scientist, which means nothing really since we have internet, but I will throw that out there.
Cancer is largely misunderstood, and rightfully so my good friends, because it's a damn good money maker! All cancer is is basically cells replicating at such a violent rate it imbalances your body. our body kills cancer causing cells all the time. Thus, cancer as we know it is caused when your immune system fails to stop cancerous cells. Immune systems fail when you compromise healthy living.
This isn't new info, sadly, just largely withheld. Google searches will lead you to this information. Cancer and ill health is a multibillion dollar industry, imagine if people suddenly realize chemotherapy is nonsense and that pharmaceuticals were doing more harm than good.
So honey IS supposed to be one of those health foods that promote well being. I'd imagine using it in mead might be a very healthy tonic. Alcohol kills bacteria, guaranteed. So mixing honey in a medium alcoholic beverage might prove pretty good for you in moderation. This is theory crafting though. When in doubt, use your experience to guide your decision.