Some of the most delicious raw honey available is made from the flowers of the Sourwood tree. Its smooth and slightly spicy flavor make it sought after by honey connoisseurs worldwide. Quite rare and challenging to produce, the majority of the country's Sourwood honey originates from the southeastern Appalachian Mountains. Our bee yards located in the Blue Ridge Mountains (a subset of the Appalachians) and the northern part of Iredell County in North Carolina have a large concentration of Sourwood trees. These locations allow us to capture this very exclusive and high quality honey varietal.
Harvested: June through Late July Origin: North Carolina (Statesville and Golden Valley) Primary Nectar Sources: Native Sourwood Trees Flavor Profile: Spiced, citrus Color: Golden to Amber Pair with: Warm, buttered scones or biscuits, aged cheeses, sweet potatoes, mustard and as a glaze for seafood or meats
OUR HIVES ARE: Located on North Carolina farms and forested areas that are not treated with pesticides and provide an abundance of biodiverse, natural resources. We don't chemically treat our hives due to our sustainable beekeeping practices and the hardiness of the Russian honeybee.