YOUR TRUSTED SOURCE FOR QUALITY RAW HONEY AND OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTS FROM THE BEEHIVE
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    sourwood trees

    In mid-summer, the North American Sourwood tree is covered with showy clusters of small, white flowers. These blossoms look a lot like a lily of the valley flower, and are highly fragrant, which attracts honeybees. But the trees grow in uneven mountain terrain and are spread out here and there in Southern Appalachia (primarily North Carolina and Georgia). So getting the beehives close to the trees can be a challenge. Frequent summer rains also interrupt nectar collection by the hard-working honeybees. As a result, sourwood honey production tends to be quite limited in terms of volume.

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    color and flavor

    The tree gets its name from sour tasting leaves, but the honey is entirely different. It is generally light amber in color, although the color of our 2020 crop is darker when compared to past years. The flavor is rich and full, with notes of caramel, butterscotch and warm spices such as cloves and anise.

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    rave reviews

    Sourwood honey is a rare treat, and it can be hard to find in some years. When it is available, grab some while you can. One customer shared: "Many many years ago, my favorite uncle brought me some of nectar of the bee gods from his travels to his home state of N.C. The taste is pure joy and unbounded natural goodness on the tongue and palate. Flavor packed yet velvet smooth, a memory of my favorite uncle and all around great person in every teaspoon. Continue onward my little sourwood gathering honey bees. Your beneficence could not be bestowed on a more grateful person than myself!"

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 233 reviews
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    R.R.
    Delicious & Great Customer Service

    Easy ordering. Great customer service. Absolutely delicious Sourwood honey. I will buy from Smiley, again. I love supporting small businesses.

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    E.
    Nothing sour in Sourwood Honey

    I'd read this honey is supposed to fix what ails you so I wasn't expecting a great flavor. I was wrong. This a smooth honey with a very complex flavor that is sweet, smooth and lingers on your throat awhile so your smile stays longer!

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    b.l.
    Sourwood

    Def good sourwood honey , all way to the end .

    A
    A.
    Sourwood Honey

    First time I ordered this honey and I loved it! It has a unique flavor which is a treat to the taste buds and very smooth going down. I would recommend this to anyone with a taste for a real treat!!!

    j
    j.d.

    One of my top 3 varieties

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 233 reviews
    93%
    (217)
    5%
    (11)
    1%
    (2)
    1%
    (2)
    0%
    (1)
    R
    R.R.
    Delicious & Great Customer Service

    Easy ordering. Great customer service. Absolutely delicious Sourwood honey. I will buy from Smiley, again. I love supporting small businesses.

    E
    E.
    Nothing sour in Sourwood Honey

    I'd read this honey is supposed to fix what ails you so I wasn't expecting a great flavor. I was wrong. This a smooth honey with a very complex flavor that is sweet, smooth and lingers on your throat awhile so your smile stays longer!

    b
    b.l.
    Sourwood

    Def good sourwood honey , all way to the end .

    A
    A.
    Sourwood Honey

    First time I ordered this honey and I loved it! It has a unique flavor which is a treat to the taste buds and very smooth going down. I would recommend this to anyone with a taste for a real treat!!!

    j
    j.d.

    One of my top 3 varieties