Springtime in Florida brings a rush of activity in the Apalachicola River basin. Beekeepers brave the swamps to place their hives within reach of the towering Tupelo tree. Known as Nyssa in Latin, this tree’s name is apt: “Nyssa” refers to a Greek water nymph, and “Tupelo” is of Native American origin, coming from the Muskogee words for tree and swamp.
Beehives are placed on tall platforms several hundred feet in length amid the knee-deep swamps in which the Tupelo grows, blossoming only three or four weeks each year. Beekeepers move painstakingly through the riverbed on barges, lifting the hives by hand. To see this in action, check out the movie Ulee’s Gold!
Our Florida Tupelo honey boasts a glowing glowing hue accompanied by delightful fruity and floral notes and balanced with a hint of rich, dried fruits. An American Classic and one of the most desired honeys in the world, this is the perfect pancake honey. Drizzle away as Tupelo Honey is well known for its non-granulating characteristic, which means it almost never crystalizes!
*Florida Tupelo honey has become incredibly expensive. We are lucky to have any left. Please understand that the demand for Tupelo Honey far exceeds the supply and we would never adulterate our supply to increase our volume. When you order, you will be receiving pure Florida Tupelo Honey.
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2.5oz Honey / 1, 2.5oz Honey / 12, 9oz Honey / 1, 16oz Honey / 1, 1 Gallon (12lb) Honey, 5 Gallon (60lb) Honey