A Favorite American honey
Authentic raw sourwood honey is a delicate, smooth and delicious honey.
The unique mono-floral raw sourwood honey has distinctive flavors of anise, spice, coves and maple and caramel taste. A smooth and syrupy texture, Sourwood Honey has a beautiful amber color which lends to a buttery sensation an aroma of cinnamon and cloves. For these reasons, the aftertaste has a slight gingerbread twang. After all, when you’re repeatedly voted one of America’s top honey, there’s always an underlying reason.
This rare sourwood honey originates from the Lily of the Valley (Sourwood) trees located in the North Georgia Appalachian mountains. Extracted from pristine hives, Sourwood Honey is famous for it’s rich and compelling flavor and aroma.
Built by Bees sources our raw sourwood honey from private Appalachian apiaries including a four-time honey world champion in North Georgia. We use this honey in our Specialty Food Association’s sofi Gold award winning Sourwood Balsamic Honey Vinegar.
Sourwood honey is native to the USA and comes from the nectar of the Sourwood Tree. Because it’s known for its light amber appearance and ability to resist crystallization, this coveted raw honey variety is prized by aficionados.
Sourwood honey has a short blooming period, which is typically less than a month, from early July until early August. Sourwood blooms are rain sensitive. Because the Appalachians are elevated and mountainous, they are subject to more summer rain. For these reasons, the blossoms are often negatively impacted and large crops are more the exception than the norm.
When there’s a limited supply, some honey packers have sadly cut corners and sell something that is a sourwood in name only. There are many legitimate sourwood sources too. For this reason, it always makes sense to check your sources and ask some questions on the sourwood honey’s source.
Raw Sourwood Honey Facts
As a true mono-floral honey, sourwood honey is highly resistant to crystallizing. Upgrade your kitchen and enjoy a jar today. To learn more about raw honeys in general, please visit our blog page at: https://builtbybees.com/blog/raw-honey-2/.