Tupelo honey is lighter in color, buttery in flavor with a mild and magical taste. This 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 from the banks of the Savannah river in Georgia.
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.
Contrast this with processed sugars that play a major role in the development of chronic diseases, mood disorders, lower immune function and weight gain, while adding no nutritional value.
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 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.