Have you ever tasted pure raw Sourwood honey?
Sourwood Honey Taste:
It's been referred to as liquid gold and thought to be created by bees and angels!
Sourwood honey is prized by connoisseurs and honey purists worldwide. It has won best honey in the world three times at the presitigious Apimondia World Honey Show. It is light amber in color and crystallizes slowly. It is extremely delicate and sweet with a complex caramel flavor and a warm spice aftertaste of anise and ginger.
It's a lot of extra work for us to quickly switch out the honey supers and process the spring wildflower honey as soon as we see the first of the Sourwood trees blooming, but it's well worth it!
We are so thankful to live in a Sourwood grove! In mid-summer, the Sourwood tree is covered with showy clusters of small, white flowers that look a lot like a lily of the valley flower. They're highly fragrant, which attracts honeybees. Frequent summer rains interrupt nectar collection by the hard-working honeybees. As a result, sourwood honey production tends to be quite limited in terms of volume. Sourwood honey is created when honey bees collect pollen and nectar from sourwood tree flowers. Due to the density of sourwood trees in the North Carolina mountains, honey bees can feed almost exclusively from their flowers during peak season, which results in pure monofloral honey.
MUTH: Each is BEEutifully packaged in a 1 pound Muth glass jar. This beautifully detailed embossed jar is a reproduction of the first jar produced specifically for honey in the USA. A traditional skep hive and flowers grace the front of the square bottle in addition to the weight of the filled jar and the word "HONEY." The cork closure adds another touch of tradition to this jar.
PLASTIC SQUEEZE BOTTLE: 1 pound od delicious Sourwood honey in an easy access plastic squeeze bottle.
CUT COMB HEXAGON JAR: 12oz of Sourwood honey and a large slice of cut honeycomb in a glass hex jar. Perfect for your charcuterie board!
- We manage our bees organically without the use of toxins.
- We’re proud that even vegans eat our honey because of our sustainable beekeeping practices.
- We never overharvest or mix our honey with other ingredients (like fructose, agave or corn syrup)!
🐝 NEW Earth-friendly incentive program: Now you can return five clean glass honey bottles and we’ll send you a free Bee’s Knees Lotion Bar!
If honey goes through a significant temperature change, as in shipping, crystallization may occur. It's not a problem. In fact, the crystals prove that your honey is high quality and hasn’t been processed. It means that nutritious pollen hasn’t been filtered out and important enzymes haven’t been damaged by pasteurization.
To correct it, simply warm the jar in a hot pot of water to re-liquefy. We recommend not heating it over 100 degrees to prevent the loss of enzymes and raw honey benefits.