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 and a buttery sensation an aroma of cinnamon and cloves. The aftertaste has a slight gingerbread twang.
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 from the USA and comes from the nectar of the Sourwood Tree. This coveted raw honey variety is prized by aficionados and known for its light amber appearance and ability to resist crystallization. Sourwood honey has a short blooming period, typically less than a month, from early July up until early August. Because sourwood blooms are sensitive to rain, and because the Appalachians are largely elevated and mountainous, they are subject to more rain in the summer. 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 have sadly cut corners and sell something that is a sourwood in name only. Because of the many legitimate sourwood sources too, it always makes sense to check your sources and apply some caveat emptor.
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/.