So I've been doing really well on Paleo and I've done my first week of a perfect paleo diet... or did I? A treat, I liked to mix 1/4 cup walnuts, 1/4 cups of almonds, and a tbsp of raw, unfiltered, organic honey. I've been doing reading and there seems to be a lot of controversey about honey altogether. Opinions ranged from "It's identical to HFCS" to "It's been used millenia before the Old Testament!" I don't know what to think so I'm tempted to throw my honey out like I did with my fruit, because I want to lose weight asap (which I have been succeeding at).
The Hadza, an opportunistic foraging tribe, consume very large quantities of honey during certain times of the year, and it is universally ranked as the most preferable food source- higher than meat, berries, baobab fruit, and tubers. It comprises the majority of calories during peak times of the year.
My opinion is that it is both better for you and more paleo than the nuts you are mixing it with.
Honey is a sweetener, which are not allowed in most variations of Paleo. BUT if you're going to use a sweetener (as opposed to just eating fruit), then raw unfiltered local honey is the best choice of the lot.
It also comes down to moderation, as a weekly or monthly reward, it's just fine. Not so much if you're adding it to your coffee every morning. One of the BBC's Human Planet episodes showed the risk/reward involved in hunter-gatherers trying to procure honey. When we got it, we certainly ate it. But again, not a daily occurrence ...
Honey's "evil" if you have diabetes, prediabetes or insulin resistance or other metabolic difficulties. Otherwise it's an acceptable* sweetener on paleo. HGs gather honey, sometimes to excess (although only for short time periods), and usually in very hazardous conditions.
*acceptable when used in moderate quantities, raw. Use common sense; it is a sugar, with all the potential problems that come with that.
If you want to lose weight, skip the honey for now until the weight comes off. Honey lasts well, so you could keep it if you aren't subject to cravings.