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Tupelo Honey, Will the Real Tupelo Honey Please Stand Up

Tuesday, April 03rd, 2007

tupelo honey Tupelo honey was the first real “McCoy”; There is a Tupelo Mississippi, a Tupelo Honey in Ulee’s Gold hit movie, a Tupelo Honey lyrics by Van Morrison, a restaurant called Tupelo Honey at Sea Cliff New York,buy Gourmet Honey Now a tupelo honey café in North Carolina and another in London and a television Tupelo Honey Productions, but the original Tupelo Honey is a wonderful honey made by honeybees in the Panhandle of Florida in and around “Wewa” (Wewahitchka).

Tupelo honey is produced in the sloughs and shallow waters in and around the Chipola and Apalachicola rivers of Northwest Florida. The honey hives are placed on raised platforms to keep the bees from being flooded while they harvest an early April tupelo honey nectar flow. This is a difficult and expensive prerequisite in harvesting honey over the water. Van Morrison Tupelo Honey lyrics leave out this laborious and dangerous task of farming bees. Ulee’s Gold movie sheds more light on the real tupelo honey than any of the other imposters.

There is another Black tupelo honey gum tree that blooms before the White Tupelo. White tupelo gum tree produces the Ulee’s Gold Tupelo Honey highlighted in the movie. Gourmet tupelo honey must be harvested at the exact precise time to prevent mixing of other honeys. Tupelo honey boxes cannot be put on the beehive until the white tupelo gum tree begins to bloom. This is accomplished by taking all honey boxes off the beehive that have been filled with “other honey” that comes into the beehive before tupelo honey. This exercise is time consuming, costly and the precise action that keeps the tupelo honey pure. Another exact timing move by the beekeeper is made when the tupelo honey flow is over. When the tupelo flower blooms start falling to the water, the freshly filled honey boxes must be removed to keep successive “other honey” from being mixed with the pure tupelo honey. Now sing, Van Morrison Tupelo Honey.

The imposters, Tupelo Honey Van Morrison, Ulee’s Gold Tupelo Honey, Tupelo Mississippi and the endless entities capitalizing on Tupelo Honey pale in comparison to the genuine taste of tupelo honey made by honeybees in Wewa Florida!

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Tupelo Honey New Crop

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Tupelo honey blooms start in North Florida about the second week in April. The largest populations of White gourmet tupelo honey gum trees in the world are concentrated along the Chipola River and the Apalachicola River where the swamps meet the dirt roads.buy Gourmet Honey Now

These verdant tupelo gum tree canopies turn white with small white ball blooms to attract honey bees to one of the most sought after nectar flows in America. When the tupelo honey flower blooms begin to fall into the water below the beekeeper races to strip the honey supers (boxes of honey) from the hive before the bees mix another honey with the tupelo honey.

Raising bees on small piers above the river water increases the degree of difficulty over regular land honey harvest by a degree of 10. Special housing is needed to place the newly filled honey supers while waiting to be extracted. The hive beetle and wax moth can ruin the tupelo honey if not protected.

The assiduous colony of 60,000 plus bees per hive will fly over two million air miles to the tupelo honey blossoms to gather tupelo nectar that will be evaporated to just one pound of gourmet tupelo honey.

This exclusive gourmet tupelo honey is worth every harvesting difficulty as the tupelo honey experience is a culinary destination experienced by few. Tupelo honey is said to taste like the aroma of a flower bouquet. Difficult to imagine, but very easy to taste!

Tupelo honey production shrinks each year, throw in bad weather conditions and there is a tupelo honey shortage. Buy your gourmet tupelo honey early.

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Tupelo Honey Festival, World Famous Honey

Saturday, March 24th, 2007

Tupelo Honey Festival reservations should be made NOW!

Tupelo is a honey made from a gum tree available in commercial volume in only one place in the world, North Florida, in and around the swamps and sloughs of the Apalachicola River Basin.buy Gourmet Honey Now

For over 100 years beekeepers have been harvesting tupelo honey from the drainages of the Apalachicola and Chipola rivers. Tupelo Honey Festival celebrates this long heritage, local endeavors and acknowledges that tupelo honey is one of the world’s finest honeys that does not crystallize, is sweeter than all honeys, (by lab verification) and sought after by gourmet honey tasters the world over. National attention focused on tupelo honey when Peter Fonda starred in the movie “Ulee’s Gold” that centered on a beekeeper of tupelo honey in the Wewa area. The Tupelo Honey Festival will feature this film’s highlights and you may buy the DVD on site.

The Tupelo Honey Festival may be a dying celebration, even though the demand for tupelo honey outstrips the supply, human encroachment, real estate developments, pesticides, dredging and river manipulations may permanently kill this only naturally wild stand of the tupelo trees that are in high enough concentrations to produce monofloral tupelo honey.

There is hope for this American cottage industry that gives effervescent pleasure to the world, attend the Tupelo Honey Festival, support the beekeepers, BUY TUPELO HONEY, email your congressman, and tell a friend about this lovely era of American history that needs to be preserved!

Combine Tupelo Honey Festival with a photographic tour of the near “Dead Lakes”, a national treasure for photographers.

The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival is held in Lake Alice Park, Wewahitchka, Florida, the 3rd Saturday in May each. Enjoy a Tupelo Honey Festival holiday where the children play, the cool breeze rustles through the canopy cathedral of Spanish moss draped Oaks.

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Tupelo Honey a Great Gourmet Taste

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Tupelo honey is very sweet, in high demand and one of the more expensive honeys to produce. So why ask for tupelo honey? Honey is honey right? Well soup is soup is soup by the same measure.buy Gourmet Honey Now NOT! There is every imaginable soup from broths to vegetables and even fruit soups. They taste as different as light shows on the spectrum, not even close. The one characteristic that most honeys have is that they are all sweet to some degree.

Tupelo has different levels of glucose 29.98% and fructose 44.03% than other honeys. These levels of sweetener cause the tupelo honey to crystallize after a much longer period of time IF ever.

The big reason to choose tupelo honey over any other table honey is always the taste! Many written words have been used to describe the taste of tupelo honey. The most often used description is “the taste of what you would expect flowers to smell like”. Enchanting but still not quite what tupelo honey tastes like. There is initial taste and a finish taste as the honey is enjoyed. Guess I still haven’t done this marvelous gourmet honey justice. Here is the idea of the day, you taste it and tell me how to describe it. Everyone that tries it have great reviews but have a hard time saying anything else beyond, “You gotta try it!”

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Gourmet Tupelo Honey

Monday, November 20th, 2006

tupelo honeyThe small region in the panhandle of Florida where the Apalachicola and Chipola Rivers converge is home to nearly buy Gourmet Honey Nowall the Tupelo Honey Production in the United States. Gourmet Tupelo Honey is one of the most sought after honeys on the market. The taste is superb and responsible for the consumer rush each year to get a taste of this culinary delight before supplies run out for the year. There was a 1997 movie, starring Peter Fonda, that shed light on tupelo honey and made the premier honey even more sought after.

Each year a select few beekeepers place their bees on docks, platforms and bee stands above the river’s high-water mark to collect the sweetest honey nectar known to man. So sweet is this nectar that it may take years to crystallize, where other honeys may “sugar” within a few months of harvest. The operation to collect tupelo honey has a degree of difficulty of “10” to harvest compared to other honey that is collected in an orchard or apiary. Collecting sixty pound honey supers (boxes) from a stand then into a boat can be dangerous and very costly. Tupelo honey is one of the most costly honeys to harvest.

This gourmet honey is medium amber in color and has a floral smell and if you can imagine, it has a floral finish when tasted. So unique is the taste that you will soon become one of those connoisseurs that patiently wait for the beekeepers to announce that the “new crop of tupelo honey is ready for sale!”

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Tupelo Honey the Gourmet Gift

Monday, September 18th, 2006

The Apalachicola River Basin has become known as the Tupelo Honey Capital of the world. Wewahitchka, FL, locally called “Wewa”, is the unofficial town to represent the origin of this premier gourmet honey. Wewa adjoins the Apalachicola and Chipola riversbuy Gourmet Honey Now in north Florida near Panama City. This area of Florida is one of the few areas that Ogeechee Tupelo grows profusely enough to harvest tupelo as a monofloral honey.

The tupelo tree, Nyssa ogeche, or White Ogeechee Tupelo ranges from the borders of South Carolina near the coast, transversing the Ogeechee Valley of Georgia following through Clay County in northern Florida and ending in Washington County in western Florida. The tupelo name originates from the native Indian Creek words ‘opelwu’ for ‘swamp’ and ‘eto’ for ‘tree’. The tupelo only thrives in swamp conditions similar to the habitat of the bald cypress.

Tupelo is a varietal honey, which means it has only one flower source that the nectar is gathered from. The pure white tupelo honey is produced only in the Florida panhandle commercially. Due to land development, drought, changing river hydrology, exotic pests, and changing world climate, the annual tupelo honey harvest appears to be shrinking.

Tupelo honey is gathered from platforms in the water to support the beehives and near the groves of tupelo trees. The degree of difficulty to harvest the 70 pound honey boxes increases while harvesting from boats or waders.

Tupelo honey is the number one gourmet honey worldwide, not because of the degree of difficulty to harvest, but the TASTE! White tupelo honey has a translucent amber color with a slightly iridescent highlight. The flavor is so identifiable that it is compared to having the aroma of a floral bouquet, a slight taste of fruit and a finish on the palate that is smooth and pleasant. Tupelo is considered the sweetest of all honeys. Tupelo honey with an analysis of 44.03% Levulose and 29.98% dextrose will not granulate because of the high levulose content.

Gourmet Tupelo honey is one of the most expensive honeys to harvest. However this honey is one of the wonders of the natural world. One should experience the tupelo taste that the Pharaohs missed. When sending gifts, remember, the best received gift is a gormet gift, THAT TASTE GOOD!

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Over the past decade, the honeybee story has been the stuff of science fiction. Back in 2006, beekeepers first noticed their honeybees were mysteriously dying ...



Mutant bees and robotic pollinators: Why beekeepers are concerned for the future  Techly

Bees are a fragile and incredibly essential cog in the wheel of agricultural production. But the indiscriminate use of pesticides and lack of proper regula.



With Bees Scarce, A Drone Pollinates A New York Apple Orchard  Futurism

The first apple orchard to be pollinated by a drone is currently waiting to see how the hexacopter will compare to conventional practices.



Insecticides Could Be Making Bees Less Curious  Forbes

New research shows that when exposed to neonicotinoid insecticides, bees are less motivated to forage widely for food.


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