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.
A Favorite Judges Honey
This sourwood honey won four world honey championships. It was also winner a Good Food award – five times. There’s a few underlying reasons for this. Consider ordering a bottle to learn why.
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 same 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. It’s known for its light amber appearance and ability to resist crystallization. Prized by honey aficionados, this coveted raw honey variety is fantastic on countless foods including fried chicken, breads and in yogurt. It’s also great drizzled on fruits, oatmeal, granola, cheese and in hot tea.
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/.