Raw Tupelo Honey
Raw tupelo honey is lighter in color, buttery in flavor with a mild and magical taste. With tones of cinnamon and hints of anise, this delicious honey comes from the blossoms of the tupelo gum tree. These blossoms are fragile, and favorable weather is necessary to produce a strong, plentiful crop. Our tupelo honey supply comes from the Wewahitchka area in the Florida panhandle and the Savannah river banks in Georgia.
A Taste Like No Other
Raw, unfiltered Tupelo honey has an amazing flavor profile. It has a bright, fruity-floral burst that dissolves on the tongue, with a warm buttery finish. Tupelo honey has a lower glycemic index than most honeys and has a high resistance to crystallization. The lower glycemic index makes it easier to process and digest than most honeys.
Tupelo honey pairs very well with strong cheeses, chicken, salmon, fresh fruit, vegetables, teas, coffee, pastries and breads.
Contrast this with processed sugars that add no nutritional value. Raw sugars play a major role in the development of chronic diseases and mood disorders. They lower immune function and are responsible for weight gain.
From the Swamp Tree
The “tupelo” name came from the Native Indian phrase meaning “swamp tree.” Tupelo trees thrive adjacent to active rivers in lower wetlands that flood regularly.
Built by Bees’ raw tupelo honey is a great way to treat your body and start your day.
Our bottling process may gently heat the honey to speed pouring. Please gently warm at home if crystallization occurs, but do not microwave to preserve nutrients and vitamins.
To learn more about this tupelo honey, including it’s origins, growing season and history, please visit our tupelo blog page on Amazing Tupelo Honey.