Totally Traceable Honey
Central to our pure philosophy, it's important to us that our honey is traceable to the region and bee yard it is produced. Each packet is embossed and each box marked with a four to five digit hive code identifying its source.
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The region of the Apalachicola River Basin is a diverse, pristine ecosystem where the most concentrated, densely populated area of the white tupelo gum tree exits. We are proud of this distinct honey and the unspoiled natural beauty of its home. No funny honey here! Nothing but the good stuff.
Hive Location - TWL20
This bee yard is located in the southwest region of the Apalachicola National Forest near the old Fort Gadsden site. Named a National Historical Landmark in 1972, the site is currently managed by the U.S. Forest Service. Situated in a prime setting, hives are near a high concentration of Tupelo trees which yielded a light golden honey with a flavorful Tupelo taste. Testing by premier honey pollen expert, Dr. Vaughn Bryant at Texas A&M, showed this honey to be one of the “purest examples of superior Tupelo honey” he has examined. Click HERE to read Dr. Bryant's full test results.
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Hive Location - MT14
A favorite site for birds, honeybees, and water-loving wildlife, the trail to bee yard MT14 is alive with the sounds of nature. Hives are located west of the National Forest at the end of Bloody Bluff Drive on the east side of the Apalachicola River. The swampy terrain is an ideal habitat for hearty tupelo trees which cover the area.
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Hive Location - FA14
This bee yard is located southwest of the rural community of Sumatra, just north of Wright Lake. Tupelo from these hives yielded a light golden honey - mild with a layered palate profile. Hints of Gallberry, Rose, and Saw Palmetto provide a smooth floral finish that perfectly represents the exceptional spring honey harvested here. This particular area of the Apalachicola National Forest has several trails and scenic grounds to explore. Visitors are encouraged to experience first-hand the beauty of this natural habitat through one of its suggested hiking routes. (Abounding with peaceful sights, smells, and sounds found here, we like to call this trek around Wright Lake the “Serenity Tour.”) For trail information and maps visit http://www.floridahikes.com/wrightlake
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Hive Location - FA20
Yard FA20 is located next to FA14 just north of Wright Lake in the Apalachicola Forest. Both have similar flavor profiles that are ideal for solo tastings or paired with sweet and savory dishes. Tasting notes: This particular honey has an amazing smooth texture. If you’re not sure of sampling honey on its own merit, this is one to try. Start with a small taste on the tip of your tongue. Can you taste a particular floral note? Is there a sweeter finish? Now try a taste further back on the tongue. Note any difference? With tupelo’s concentrated flavor, it only takes a little to have a full body taste no matter how you experience it. Enjoy!
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Hive Location - FA28
Located east of National Forest Road on the westward side of Wright Lake Wright, this bee yard enjoys an idyllic setting. Nested here among rich biodiverse habitats of hardwood forests and wetland swamps, the white gum tupelo trees thrive. In the spring, its blooms are abuzz with bees during the brief tupelo honey season adding to the host of life brimming in the river basin. You may taste notes of citrus and light floral undertones with this honey. It has a soft, smooth mouth feel with a nice clean finish.
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Hive Location - TWA36
This bee yard is located five miles southwest of the quaint North Florida rural town of Sumatra. National Forest Road ends at the beginning of this prime location. Hives are placed alongside the east bank of the Apalachicola River where the white tupelo trees grow thick with blooms.
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Hive Location - LT14
The finest tupelo honey is produced where the white tupelo trees flourish. In this bee yard, the buzz of bees visiting tupelo's white nyssa bloom after bloom is almost a roar during the height of harvest season. LT14 is located near Bloody Bluff Island on the east banks of the River in an area known as the Lower Basin. Trees are sheltered here from the occasional harsh wind and rain of spring leaving delicate blooms intact. The result is honey with a sweet, full flavor beginning and clean, smooth finish.
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Hive Location - MA17
Hive code MA17 is reminiscent of TWA 36 for its flavor profile. This bee yard is nestled beneath flowering branches of tupelo found plentiful just south of the small town of Sumatra. The path to the yard is speckled with a few early blooming rose bushes giving this honey an ever subtle hint of rose. The overall taste is smooth in that it seems to unfold on the palate which makes this honey an ideal solo act or versatile way to elevate any sweet or savory dish.
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Hive Location - BDL72
This bee yard is found west of the Apalachicola River and east of Dead Lakes State Park. Hives are nestled among the marshy grasses, reeds, and tupelo trees sustained by nearby Chipola River. The river, including its 63 fresh water springs, is a vital part of the basin as Apalachicola’s largest tributary.
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Hive Location - MB35
This bee yard is located just southwest of Tate’s Hell State Forest in the southern section of the Apalachicola National Forest. Near the river, hearty tupelo trees tower above a blanket of palmetto in this beautiful part of the Basin. There’s a hum in the air during tupelo harvest season as bees collect nectar from white nyssa blooms of the trees. The sweet, spring fragrance of the blossoms is a prelude of this tupelo's smooth, delicate taste.
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