Out of 2000 entries in 15 categories, our Southern Sourwood Blonde won the Good Food Awards this year. It is unlike any other honey our Hive Girls create here on our Smoky Mountain apiary. The bouquet is layered with saffron, baking spices, almonds and poached fruits. The palate begins with a soft, buttery flavor which leads to a richly floral, weighty middle. Not overtly complex, but gently nuanced with a hint of fennel on the finish. This sourwood is one of the most elegant honeys our hive girls have made for you. It’s simply exquisite.
We never purchase honey from other beekeepers. We control and manage the process of honey production from hive to bottle to your table. Never heated, ultra-filtered, blended, flavored or infused. Gravity filtered to keep in all of the goodness the bees intended. Our honey is tested by independent labs to ensure it is 100% toxin-free and to ensure no adulteration or agro-toxins (pesticides, herbicides, or antibiotics). Our honey is glyphosate free per QSI Labs! NMR-Spectroscopy report for our Sourwood Blonde can be examined here. Toxicology report, here. See all of our lab results on our Honey page.
If you’re fortunate enough to live in the South, its natural habitat is on your biscuits, flapjacks or grits. If you’re a Yankee, drizzle our honey onto scones or crepes.
Pfund scale = 35mm. Moisture level is a phenomenally low 15.1%
This years sourwood nectar flow was one of lowest in memory. We therefore are restricting the purchase amount to only one jar of each size of honey per customer. We are very sorry, but this is the only way we can accommodate our many loyal customers. PLEASE do not reorder.
- Net weight 14 oz. of sourwood honey in each handblown Italian bottle.
- Net weight 6 oz. of sourwood honey in each hexagonal bottle.