Honey News

Here is the report on the 2014 honey harvests:
We have plenty of 2014 wildflower honey. It is the lightest colored wildflower honey we have bottled in several years - a nice, light amber. If you are looking for a good honey to help with allergies, this honey is your best bet. It contains pollen and nectar from at least 12 different trees, flowers, bushes and grasses from the Florida panhandle.
The 2014 orange blossom honey harvest was average in terms of yield. But the flavor is excellent. It has a very sweet flavor and is great when mixed into other foods and drinks. It comes to us from the orange groves in Central Florida.
The 2014 tupelo season was a near disaster. Heavy rains in early and mid April caused widespread flooding, and a number of prime bee yards were under water when the season started. Then, more torrential rains in late April damaged countless tupelo blossoms. We did manage to secure a limited about of tupelo honey, but it is unlikely to last until the 2015 harvest. The 2014 tupelo honey crop has a nice light amber color, and the flavor is good (but not quite as good as last year).
The 2014 gallberry season was very good. We secured some gallberry from a beekeeper in Gulf County that is Extra While in color and is absolutely delicious. It is "hands-down" the best gallberry honey we have tasted in years. This honey actually comes from a plant called the "low bush gallberry" but that is too much of a mouthful to put on our labels. Since the bush in in the holly family, we call it "Holly Honey."  It has a very pleasant flavor, and is our second best selling honey after tupelo.
NOTE: Raw honey should not be fed to infants under 1 year old. See FAQs for more information.
Please send us an e-mail if you have any questions or would like more information about our honey varieties: smileytupelo@gmail.com