Not much is known about who hid this clue. It is known that it could have been hidden by Thomas Jefferson, a notable Janus agent. The Lucians also started the Salem Witch Trials to eliminate problematic Janus, Ekats, and Tomas in order to find the clue.
Honey is a sticky and sweet food that is made by bees. Honey is typically used as a sweetener because of its naturally sweet taste. Honey also never spoils, which may be why it is a clue.