Sourwood honey is harvested in late June and July in the high hilly areas of the Appalachians. An award winning varietal, Sourwood is revered by honey enthusiasts from around the world and has won countless awards. Our Sourwood is harvested in northern Georgia and has a dark amber color and is extremely aromatic. Wait until the end of your tasting and you will notice a beautiful spicy anise finish. Pair Sourwood honey with any of our more oxidized black teas.
Natural raw honey has the seemingly magical capability of spontaneously "setting" or crystallizing. Each honey will crystallize at a different rate based on the sugar and water composition. With its wonderful texture and more concentrated flavor, we recommend crystallized honey as a delicious spread over toast! If liquid honey suits you better, simply heat a warm water bath to 100 degrees and remove the pan from the heat. Submerge your jar with the cap removed and allow to stand 20-30 minutes. It will be ready to pour again! An uncertain amount of time will pass before the honey may need de-crystallization again, and then simply repeat these steps as needed.
The southern tip of the Appalachian chain in northern Georgia.
Health Benefits of Sourwood Honey
Honey diluted with a bit of warm water was shown to significantly improve seborrheic dermatitis, which is a scalp condition that causes dandruff and itching.
There are three types of bees in the hive: Queen, Worker and Drone. Honey bees have five eyes, and four wings that are latched into pairs by hooks.