Enjoy Sourwood Honey from the South Carolina Mountains
Sourwood Honey is made from the nectar of the Sourwood Tree. This small under-story tree grows along the Appalachian region. It may bloom in other areas but depends on elevation for nectar production.
I am blessed to live in the foothills of the South Carolina mountains and have some Sourwood Trees on my farm. Most years I am able to harvest some sourwood honey but not every year.
In SC, our Sourwood Honey has a reddish tint. You will recognize the spicy buttery after taste that is the signature of this honey. Because of the great demand and limited supply, consumers are in danger of buying mislabeled honey. The best practice is to only purchase from reliable beekeepers who live in the region.
Very limited supply. When its gone – its gone.