Reviews

  • I just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the sourwood honey I received today from your company. Sourwood honey is really something I have a hard time getting a hold of. Most markets sell honey labeled as sourwood, but is not. I can tell by the smell if it's sourwood before I actually taste it. When I received the sourwood today, I was a little anxious, until I took a sniff and knew I had made a good buy. I celebrated with some toast and good 'ol sourwood honey for lunch, thanks to your company (smile). Donnie in North Carolina (June 2016).
  • I received the honey order. It showed up in good shape. The sage honey is absolutely lovely! I couldn't be more pleased with it. Nothing is a perfect substitute for tupelo, but sage is wonderful! Sadie in Virginia (June 2016).
  • Ordered 4 things of Tupelo Honey around midnight on June 3rd, had it delivered to Mobile in less than 36 hours... insane for only $7.50 shipping! SOOO gonna send Smiley Honey a lot of business for a great product and super fast response/shipping! Gerald in Alabama (June 2016).
  • After finding your honey, I started to feel much better because of the unique properties of the tupelo honey. The types of sugar it contains are much easier to digest for me and don't upset my stomach. I use it in conjunction with a prescription strength probiotic that I use as a live culture for my homemade yogurt. Your tupelo honey has honestly been one of the best things to happen to my health in the last decade and a half, and I'm extremely appreciative for you and your beekeeping friends' exceedingly high standards. Cole in Oklahoma (May 2016).
  • Just had to drop you a note of thanks. I ordered some tupelo on probably your busiest day of the year and it shipped first thing in the morning and arrived the next day. The tupelo is amazing. The nectar of God. Thanks so much for the great product and the quick shipment. I'll be buying over and over again. Have a blessed day. Frank in Alabama (May 2016).
  • I visited your website, and was astounded by your large variety of flavors. Tupelo was out at the time, so I ordered sourwood. The package arrived in just 3 days from my order date, and the packaging was the most secure I've ever seen - extremely well padded. BTW, including the bonus honey dipper was an unexpected and very welcome surprise. A superior product, fast secure shipping, and some of the best service I've experienced in a long time ensures that I'll be reordering in the future. John in Indiana (April 2016).
  • I got the blackberry honey yesterday, and it is the BEST honey I have EVER had!! So delicious! I even put it on my Instagram and Facebook for people to discover. I can't wait to try more. Theresa via Facebook (April 2016).
  • OMG! I just received my acacia honey and am addicted. Because I'm on Weight Watchers, I can only have 1 Tbsp which is 4 points but I'll gladly take those 4 points everyday!!! Just placed another order for MORE acacia honey and a few other things. You've got a customer for life. Can't wait to see what new flavors you have!! Marie via Facebook (March 2016).
  • Received shipment yesterday. Fabulous honey - had to sample all 3. Will purchase again. Just amazing sweetness. Robert via Facebook (February 2016).
  • The tupelo honey is the finest I've ever had. I can't wait for it to come in. I ordered from them several times this past year; shipping is prompt and fairly priced.Steve via Facebook (January 2016).
  • I love, love, love my Smiley Honey. I am especially loving the Sage honey since the Tupelo isn't available. I dare say it's equally as good!!! And the health benefits of Clary Sage are an added bonus!!! Tina via Facebook (January 2016).
  • Thank you for correcting my order so quickly! Smiley Honey is THE BEST! Your products are too. If I were younger, I would apply for a job as your salesman. David in North Carolina (January 2016).
  • I wanted to let you know the comb honey I purchased is incredible. It tastes just like a rose smells. Delicious. Happy New Year to you and the Bees!!! BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. Susan in Michigan (January 2016).
  • Just wanted to say the honey arrived today fully intact. You do a great and fast job of shipping the honey. EXCELLENT service and product. Thank you. Scott in Washington (December 2015).
  • In my book this is the the most flavorful orange blossom honey out there. This ain't that chinese junk you find at wallie world. Buy some and you'll see, its like going home. Gene via Facebook (November 2015).
  • Amazing quality; I don't know what's in the honey but it's been helping us a lot every time we're about to get sick! Lillian via Facebook (October 2015).
  • Stopped by the shop in Wewa a couple weeks ago and was helped fulfilling my needs. Got some new stuff and am always surprised at the variety of flavors of different honeys, and once again the quality and value you guys give. I got the honeycomb and am in love with it! What a treat. On a even par with drizzling the sage honey on a block of brie, or my favorite - mixing a little with my natural peanut butter!! Thanks to Shirley! Anthony (October 2015).
  • My honey sampler arrived yesterday in perfect condition. I am so happy with each and every one of them. I like the Wildflower for my oatmeal, Holly for my tea, and Orange Blossom for my yogurt. Thanks so much! Gina in Florida (August 2015).
  • I can't believe how good this honey is, and what an incredible deal it is. I am going to start ordering up and give the honey as gifts. No one can argue with the quality and the presentation. Anthony in Georgia (July 2015).
  • This is the best honey around folks, as far as I'm concerned and the prices are great. Give it a try. Wish I could buy it here in stores in Tampa . . . can't so I order it. You won't be disappointed. JoAnn in Florida (July 2015).
  • The best honey ever! Ready for more and the prices are unbelievable. Comment by Angelica on the Smiley Honey Facebook page (June 2015).
  • I just tried four different honeys from your company. I was amazed at the value and quality for the price. The Holly honey was superb. It had an unexpectedly bright flavor that bursts a floral perfume scent on your tongue, then unfolds more complex flavors to quick to chase. You taste more and more but you can never quite catch them all. The Sourwood is subtle with a mellow flavor gradually producing a stronger rich caramel undertone from underneath the initial woodsy spice. The Tupelo with honeycomb had a thick, somewhat waxy texture with a nice flavor, though not as complex or surprising as the first two. The Orange crème had a smooth, creamy texture with a sweet orange flavor that lingered for a while. As an amateur connoisseur I may have 30 or more honeys from all over the United States and other countries at any time. I think that, for the price, the Holly and Sourwood rival most that I’ve had in Greece and Sicily, and although very different from the New Zealand and Middle Eastern honeys, are no less pleasing on the tongue. Thank you so much for your great prices and amazingly honey. You have a new fan in California! Mary in California (April 2015).
  • Just a short note to let you know your wildflower honey has not only helped my sister's allergies, but also our dog's allergies. We all eat some every morning and the dog would fight you for it I think. Thanks for a great product and thank your bees as well. Larry in Florida (April 2015).
  • Ordered Tupelo honey a couple days ago and received it today. These people are very easy to work with, and what they say they will do. The honey tastes delicious! I will buy from them again! Marilyn in North Carolina (March 2015)
  • I just bought my first little Smiley bear of your honey. I am 72 years young. It is the best honey I have every had. Thank you for making my day brighter. Juanita in Wisconsin (March 2015)
  • I grew up in Florida, half my life not too far from the Apalachicola River. Now that I live in Hawaii, I really appreciate Smiley Honey being there so I can still order tupelo honey. Once you've tasted tupelo, it's hard to compare any other honey to it! Thanks again Smiley Honey! Wayne in Hawaii (February 2015).
  • Thanks for shipping my honey order so fast. Your honey is the best in the world! Renee in Nevada (January 2015).
  • I received my replacement honey [the first shipment was damaged by UPS] in perfect condition on Wednesday.Yeah!! It is DELICIOUS! An excellent Tupelo honey and I have tasted a lot of it in my years.Your grateful and sweetly satisfied customer. Rush in Georgia (September 2014).
  • I am visiting Cape San Blas for the week and came across your site. I called as suggested and was pleased with Shirley answered and said, "I'm here, come on over." She took the time to share the operations facility and we sure learned a lot. It got better when we began the tasting session - YUM. We bought a jar of every type of honey available and some honey hand cream. Don't miss the opportunity to visit Smiley Honey. Dave (September 2014).
  • Thank you so very much. The honey arrived in time for my travels. My friends in Santa Fe will be delighted with the honey of honeys - the best in the world! Mary in Florida (August 2014).
  • I order a lot of honey and have customers in my business from all over the world that say it is the best they have ever had. My Australian and South African customers like it the best! Thanks for a great product and service! Ron in Georgia (July 2014).
  • Just wanted to say that I stopped by The Donut Hole [Destin, FL] this past weekend and tried some of your honey that was sitting out on a table. I was blown away; I had never tasted honey like this before. I will be ordering your honey and having it shipped instead of getting anything else from the grocery store. Thanks for making such a great product. Jesse in Tennessee (March 2014).
  • I have to admit that I originally placed the order for sentimental reasons. Our wedding song was "Tupelo Honey" and I just had to try it. I was very surprised and pleased with the flavor of the honey. It does not even compare to any of the store bought brands. Thank you Van Morrison & Smiley Honey :) Virginia in California (March 2014).
  • This is my 2nd time ordering honey with y'all and I have to say this is THE BEST honey I have ever had in my entire life (and my grandfather kept bees)! Thank you so much for having such amazing honey . . . never go away. Gretchen in Texas (February 2014).
  • For the love of all things delicious! I just got my first taste of Tupelo Honey! Now I know what the buzzz is all about. You'll be hearing more from me, I'm sure. Linda via Facebook (January 2014).
  • Received my Smiley Sampler of honey today, first time I have ever tasted Tupelo honey; it was instant love. I loved them all, Tupelo, Orange Blossom, Holly and Wildflower -- simply amazing! My family did a blind taste test and the Tupelo won hands down. It was fun. We compared it to some store bought honey we bought at a local market. No comparison! Your honey was superior in flavor and richness! Yummy! I felt like Pooh Bear! Thank you for your prompt delivery and excellent customer service and wonderful prices. Jorge in Nevada (January 2014).
  • My mouth is watering just thinking about your tupelo honey. James in West Virginia (January 2014).
  • Your tupelo honey is the best I've ever had and my wife loves the orange blossom honey. Tim in Tennessee (January 2014).
  • This past October, we visited your area for the first time. During a fishing/boat tour of Apalachicola Bay and the surrounding waterways, our captain, Jimmy Maxwell introduced us to TUPELO HONEY. We purchased family gifts while visiting and now are all hooked on Tupelo Honey . . . hook, line and sinker! M-m-m Good. Cindy in California (December 2013).
  • Yours is as good as honey gets. It was luck that led us to Smiley Apiaries the first time. Now it's product loyalty bringing us back. Thank you again for your wonderful honey. Bert & Mathilde in Arizona (November 2013).
  • The ONLY company I have bought honey from for years. Absolutely the best! Debra in California (December 2012).
  • There may be better honey than your tupelo somewhere on this earth, but we've never found it. William in Minnesota (June 2013).
  • We vacationed in Indian Pass this summer and bought some of your honey at a bookstore in Port St. Joe. It is delicious. We are buying more for us and a bottle for my grandfather for Christmas. He thought it was among the best honey he had ever had. Thanks and Happy Holidays. Amy in Kentucky (November 2013).
  • This is the best honey I have ever tasted. I gave up sugar in my tea and now only use your honey. I have COPD and my throat gets irritated because of the inhaler I must use. Since I have replaced sugar with tupelo honey, my throat is soothed and hardly irritated at all. Tupelo Honey is truly one of life's pleasures. Thank You. Deborah in New Jersey (January 2013).
  • I read "Robbing the Bees" some time ago and have placed several orders since that time. I am always delighted with the honey and have given it as gifts to very grateful friends. Smiley Apiaries is to be congratulated for the "top shelf" honey it produces and the wonderful service provided. MANY THANKS. Margaret in Massachusetts (July 2013).
  • I tasted this honey from someone who thinks this is food from the Gods . . . and wow he was right! Dania in South Dakota (April 2013).
  • I take tupelo honey every day for allergies and have not sneezed from hay fever or been unable to breathe for a couple of years! Plus it just tastes so good! I have turned my sisters into users and have told many friends about it. Cynthia in Mississippi (May 2013).
  • I bought some in Tupelo, Mississippi and fell in love with it. I had no idea at the time that it really comes from Florida. Brought bottles home to my friends and they all love it. Joyce in Illinois (February 2013).
  • I purchased two 3 lb. bottles of your excellent Tupelo Honey a few months ago, and have recommended it to everyone I know. It is absolutely amazing, so delicious and fresh. Thank you so much for the pleasure we have had eating it! Sarah in New York.
  • We love your Tupelo Honey! Our neighbor brought us some from a trip back east and no other honey will do now. Joan in California.
  • First tried your Honey at the Tupelo Honey Cafe in Ashville. I love honey and this was the best I've ever had. Can't wait to share it with friends and family. Gene in Indiana. 
  • I've purchased your Tupelo honey before, and absolutely loved it! Wonderful product! Needed to purchase a larger quantity this time. Rebecca in Wisconsin.
  • Your honey is AWESOME!! I Love it. It is the best honey I have ever had. I use it in tea on fruit or just pile it on a spoon and eat it. Thanks for your dedication to do the very best at what you do!!! Michael in California.
  • I've ordered from you before. Best honey I've ever tasted. Both my daughter and I love it straight from the jar! Carol in Tennessee.
  • I wanted to thank you for this (and previous) orders. I have started using the honey to replace sugar in many of my recipes, give to friends and family as a special gift, and, because it doesn't crystallize, as an emergency food source. But most of all I love the taste! This is by far the best honey I have ever had. Please keep up the good work! Scott in Ohio.