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.
Tour an American Treasure
Majestic tupelo and cypress trees line the Apalachicola River of North Florida. Located southeast of Tallahassee and west of Panama City, the heart of tupelo country is found amid the most diverse and pristine ecosystems in the United States. Credit for its thriving health and tranquil beauty is given to the generations of families who call this area home and to the organizations that help protect it. The Apalachicola Estuarine Research Reserve manages research and conversation efforts in this vital habit that supports an array of wildlife and the livelihood of those in the surrounding communities. Over 246,000 acres make up the Reserve, the second largest in the nation. Not to be outdone, the Apalachicola National Forest is situated along the east side of the Reserve spanning over 571,000 acres. This area is the largest national forest in Florida where virtually untouched rolling hills and plains go on for miles. To know the distinct, clean taste and unique characteristics of tupelo honey is to know the pristine, unspoiled area where it is produced. Though the region is often described as The Forgotten Florida, the beauty of the land and spirit of its people are long remembered.