I use honey in my injection solution for frying turkey's. It will turn very dark during the cooking process. With the turkey, it comes up under the skin and we simply peel the skin off leaving the juiceist turkey ever, works fine for that (unless you like the skin). So, I think it would do the same for ribs, but because you have no skin to peel, will leave a hard covering on your ribs, I would put honey on as a glaze the last few minutes of cooking. Just my experience. Good luck!