The gallberry low bush (ilex glabra) is a member of the holly family, with spiked evergreen leaves. In June, the plants produce small, white flowers. Many locals use the nickname holly honey for this variety.
Gallberry bushes grown in abundance in the pine forests of Northern Florida. Several different beekeepers produce this honey for us, and they set out their hives in various locations in Gulf, Liberty and Clay counties.
Raw, unfiltered holly honey is very light in color, ranging from White to Extra White. It has a very pleasant floral flavor, with faint smokey notes. It resists crystallization, and is our second most popular honey variety (after tupelo, of course).