Florida White Tupelo Honey

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 1997 film Ulee’s Gold.

Our Florida Tupelo Varietal Honey boasts a glowing hue. It’s accompanied by delightfully 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 characteristics, meaning it will almost never crystallize.

(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 receive pure Florida Tupelo Honey.)