Bees use nectar from the white Tupelo trees to make the unique southeastern “Tupelo Honey”!
Interesting facts about Tupelo honey
- Tupelo honey has a light amber golden color with a unique flavor and a delicate and distinctive taste.
- Pure Tupelo Honey, produced from only the White Tupelo, is the only honey that will not granulate.
- Due to it’s high laevulose (44.3%), low dextrose (29.98%) ratio (average), doctors have been able to recommend some diabetic patients to consume Tupelo Honey.
- This honey was topic in a movie starring Peter Fonda as a beekeeper (Ulee’s Gold, 1997).
- Tupelo Honey is also the name of a Van Morrison’s song and album released in November of 1971.
- Tupelo Honey is a unique product of the southeast USA.
Pure Tupelo Honey is produced from the White Ogeechee Tupelo
- Tupelo, Ogeche’s native habitat in the South Eastern US, from South Carolina to Northern Florida to Mississippi.
- Ogeechee tupelo requires a very moist site and is distributed along the borders of rivers, swamps, and ponds that are frequently flooded.
- Thousands of hectares of Ogeechee tupelo have been planted in bee farms along the lower Apalachicola River and around swamps, where it grows also naturally.