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Sourwood Honey

Saturday, November 04th, 2006

Sourwood honey is a localized honey that is produced from Pennsylvania to Northwest Florida but is found in concentrations large enough to produce substancial amounts of honey in the lower Appalachian Mountains.The sourwood tree is a form of a shrub that blooms very late and has white bell-shaped flowers in June , July and August. buy Gourmet Honey NowSourwood honey has a spicy, sweet flavor with anise aroma  that renders a lingering, pleasant finish on the palate. Generally light in color, sourwood honey is prized by honey lovers and has even been known to convert non-honey eaters into honey lovers.

Sourwood honey is produced from the sourwood tree, Oxydendrum arboreum and has a second common name of lily of the valley tree. Honey bees are the primary pollinators of the sourwood tree and as a byproduct, the sourwood tree produces the nectar that yields the popular sourwood honey. The sourwood tree has no value as a source of timber. Some local residents landscape using the sourwood tree for native flora.

The sourwood honey crop is very finite due to the short season of blooms on the tree. Shortages of sunshine, rain and the presence of low temperatures can also limit the sourwood honey crop to a negligible harvest. The ever mysterious hive decline, disease and theft, yes bee rustlers, have brought the sourwood honey crop to a mere taste on location. Sourwood is not produced in quantities large enough to sell outside the local market.

The successful location of an apiary in a high concentration of sourwood trees that could produce a high concentration of pure sourwood honey is being hampered by development and the many years it takes for the trees to mature if planted from nursery stock.

The highest concentration of sourwood trees known are in Western North Carolina.Look for the new sourwood honey crop in August and September. This area can produce some of the purest sourwood honey from a monofloral source. Beware of venders that do not have their own beehives in this area that are selling “sourwood honey”! Most sourwood honey is mixed with other floral sources because other flowers bloom at the same time as sourwood. Unethical venders sell star thistle honey as sourwood honey. star thistle honey is America’s Number One Favorite Preferred Honey. After tasting star thistle honey, no one will ever convince you that star thistle honey is sourwood honey!  

Gourmet Gift packs of honey, including star thistle honey, tupelo honey, palmetto honey and blackberry varieties make an excelent choice.

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Gourmet Honey Gifts

Saturday, November 04th, 2006

Honey gift has always been a gift of honor, trust and treasure. Honey has been used as currency so the idea of honey gifts are grounded in tradition and cultures all over the world. Honey gifts are commonly given for weddings, birthdays and house warming occasions.buy Gourmet Honey Now

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Applications available for New York farm meaderies  The Livingston County News

Applications for new licenses to operate farm meaderies are now being accepted in New York State. Mead, or “honey wine,” is an alcoholic beverage that is ...

New law aims to boost mead (honey wine) in New York  newyorkupstate.com

A farm meadery license could do for this ancient beverage what similar laws did for wine, beer and spirits.

New York Adds Mead to Its Ongoing Craft Beverage Booster Program  Food & Wine

The new 'Farm Meadery Licenses' are similar to the state's farm brewery, distillery, and cidery laws.

Blue Sky Science: How do bees make honey?  Chippewa Herald

Honey bees collect a lot of nectar from flowers and put it in a special pouch called a honey pouch.

Turkey registers super-producer honey bee  Daily Sabah

Turkey registered a honey bee species after a decadelong rehabilitation effort to boost pine honey production. Chief breeding officer at the Aegean...

Bee’s knees: Eight honey brands put to the test  Irish Examiner

THE best honey to buy is a conundrum. Unless locally produced, it's difficult to have confidence in where exactly it comes from and this can matter. Imported ...

Everybody Loves Samin Nosrat  Bon Appetit

If you've cooked from the Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat cookbook or watched the show, you love Samin Nosrat. In fact, so many people do, she went to hide out in the ...

Honey farmers bring in foreign bees as other B.C. apiarists wait to learn winter losses  Vancouver Sun

Problem pests, hungry wasps and 'two winters' in one has been hard on B.C.'s bee hives.

Conversation With The American Honey Queen About Honey Bees, Beekeepers  Wisconsin Public Radio News

U.S. honey production in 2017 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 148 million pounds. Join us as we talk with this year's American Honey Queen ...

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ season 11: Honey Davenport reveals how Ru inspired her drag name completely by accident  Queerty

As we await the inevitable gaggery in store for this week's episode of RuPaul's Drag Race season 11, we can't help but dwell on last week's bizarre ending.

Commercial honeybees threaten to displace Utah's native bees  High Country News

Although a beehive adorns Utah's state seal, honeybees are not native to the “Beehive State.” They arrived in Utah with Mormon settlers, who held the honeybee ...

Yucatan beekeepers in crisis  The Yucatan Times

VALLADOLID, Yucatan – The effects of the hive beetle, the anticipated flowering of the dzidzilché and the low prices from the collection centers are three of the ...

Beekeepers club hosts education seminar | Sioux Center News  nwestiowa.com

SIOUX CENTER—A Sioux Center beekeeper is excited to share about a honey of an opportunity coming for area residents.

Modernizing Agricultural Transportation Act: Squeaky Wheel Gets Grease  Drovers Magazine

Livestock groups strongly support bipartisan legislation that was reintroduced last week by Sens. John Hoeven, R-ND, and Michael Bennet, D-CO, to reform U.S. ...

Mexican beekeepers help native bees come back from the brink  Earth.com

Beekeeping in the Yucatán peninsula of Mexico shows a way that agriculture and wild ecology can coexist and help native bee populations.

Lawmakers Work to Help Haulers  Agriculture.com

Recent legislation introduced to the U.S. Senate could pave the way to a smoother road for agricultural haulers. The Modernizing Agriculture Transportation Act ...

Planning meeting for 2019 Farmer's Market April 8 - News  Aledo Times Record

Canton Main Street will hold an organizational meeting for the 2019 Farmer's Market at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Historic Depot in Canton, 50 North Fourth ...

Clock ticking on hours of service rule | News  Agri News

WASHINGTON — A bill that would give U.S. livestock groups a seat at the Department of Transportation's table and an active voice in changing the existing ...

Livestock haulers' hours of service comment period closes March 8  National Hog Farmer

The public comment period closes March 8 for a joint petition requesting a temporary modification of hours of *service* requirements for livestock, fish and bee ...

Livestock Groups Petition for Exemption to Trucking Rules  Drovers Magazine

Several livestock-industry groups encourage stakeholders to join in a petition and submit comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor ...

Industry urged to comment on livestock hauling rule by Friday  Feedstuffs

Public comment period closes March 8, 2019 for a joint petition requesting a temporary modification of hours of *service* requirements for livestock.

Iowa's new 'ag gag' law sparks travel boycott, possible legal challenge  Des Moines Register

"I believe it's still unconstitutional. Its intent is to silence critics of industrial animal agriculture," says an attorney for one of the groups that successfully challenged ...

Tasmanian honey industry in crisis as bees starve to death  ABC News

Dry conditions and bushfires are killing off bees, affecting the the state's honey supply and forcing producers to downsize.

Gustafson: Extending sales tax for schools is top priority this session  Des Moines Register

State Rep. Stan Gustafson represents House District 25, which includes portions of Warren and Madison counties.

Sweet Equity: Ohio Valley Farmers Tapping Into Tradition  Ohio Valley ReSource

Maple syrup has been produced in the Ohio Valley for centuries. But a new generation of farmers is tapping into that tradition to grow a sweet new business.

Finance committee talks about employee insurance options  Glens Falls Post-Star

FORT EDWARD — The Washington County Board of Supervisor's Finance Committee discussed options for county employee health insurance offerings during ...

Railroad Representatives Petition FMCSA for HOS Exemption  Transport Topics Online

Two companies and a trade association representing railroad employees have petitioned the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for relief from certain ...

Do you need a hot sauce sommelier?  The Week Magazine

Excerpted from an article that originally appeared in The Washington Post Magazine. Reprinted with permission. My training as a honey sommelier at the ...

Iowa House and Senate approve new ‘ag gag’ bill despite concern over potential lawsuit  Des Moines Register

Someone in Iowa could face new penalties for going undercover at an agricultural production facility under an “ag gag” bill that Iowa lawmakersvoted for on ...

Local Honey and Cheese: the Best Pairing of All  Houstonia Magazine

Get the truest taste of Houston by combining local honey with Texas cheese.

Biology Seminar Series hosts Computer Science Faculty and Beekeeper James Wilkes  Appalachian State University

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 4 p.m.. Rankin Science West, Room 183. Dr. James Wilkes of the Department of Computer Science, will be presenting a talk titled, ...

Reality TV 'must do more to protect mental health of participants'  The Guardian

Psychologists and producers who have worked in reality television have warned that the industry must do more to protect participants who are being “exploited ...

Where to find maple syrup in eastern Mass.  Wicked Local

Welcome to early March, where thoughts begin to turn to spring … and syrup. Local producers, including the Natick Community Organic Farm, Woodville Maples ...

The Indian Honey Market, Forecast to 2024 - Anticipated to Grow at a CAGR of 10.2%, with Multiflora Honey Leading the Flavor Segment - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Indian Honey Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2019-2024" report has been added to ...

The Beetle that can damage sweet Honey Profits  LoveFM

The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida is a beekeeping pest that causes damage to comb, honey, and pollen. A beetle infestation can cause even the most ...

Local Food in Puerto Rico Finds Energy in Recovery  The New York Times

Two hurricanes slowed a budding effort to reclaim the island's agricultural and culinary independence. But its chefs, farmers and entrepreneurs are rebuilding.

Lorin Krueger - Sailor Plastics  Connect Business Magazine

Photos: Kris Kathmann. CEO Reinvented. Lorin Krueger embraces an opportunity in Southwest Minnesota as the next step in his career. When Mankato native ...

We need to be smarter, and this is one way…  The Times of Israel

Welcome to my blog about gematria, the merkabah and the birth of the alephbet. Today, I'd like to show you a new writing script that I have based on the wheel ...

B.C. beekeepers suffering after grim year for colony die-offs  CBC.ca

Beekeepers in the province are facing a tough season, as an especially bad year for wasps accounted for huge losses in some areas, while mites, viruses, and ...

Honey, we shrunk the bee and insect species that feed us  Sydney Morning Herald

Human self-interest is leaving nature flailing for its life. The impending extinction of tiny creatures is evidence of our huge impact on the planet.

Vieux Fort honey industry expands amid climate change concerns  Loop News St. Lucia

A beekeeper in the south of the island has expressed concern about the effects of climate change and man-made disasters on the honey industry in Saint Lucia.

Off The Menu: 40 restaurants participating in Springfield Restaurant Week 2019  MassLive.com

Thanks to the sponsorship and organizing efforts of the Springfield Business Improvement District, the fifth annual Springfield Restaurant Week will be taking ...

How the New Hellboy Faithfully Adapts, Remixes, and Changes the Comics  ComingSoon.net

Here's everything we learned on the set of the new Hellboy with how it relates to the source material. What's the same? What's been changed? Find out here!

2019 Triangle Tweeners: Investor Scot Wingo adds 31 firms to emerging stars list  WRAL Tech Wire

Thirty-one new companies have been added to the "Triangle Tweener List" started by serial entrepreneur Scot Wingo in 2016 to highlight what he calls ...

Retail Watch: Allentown restaurant has 'an empanada for everybody'  Allentown Morning Call

Tu Mundo Empanadas, a restaurant offering more than 20 kinds of empanadas, opened March 7 at 44 N. Eighth St. in downtown Allentown.

Hey Australia - keep your hands off New Zealand's mānuka honey  Stuff.co.nz

Australians are accused of stealing the term mānuka honey to muscle in on NZ's success.

2019 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards  Scoop.co.nz

2019 Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards Medal Winners Announced. Tuesday 19 March 2019. Foodies have a slew of top-quality products—including ...

Chastanet says honey production is sustainable investment, encourages apiculture/beekeeping  St. Lucia News Online

(GIS) — Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, Hon. Allen Chastanet, is encouraging more Saint Lucians to look to agriculture as a form of employment, especially that of ...

Wisconsin Woman Crowned 2019 American Honey Queen  Wisconsin Public Radio News

A Wisconsin woman has been chosen as the next American Honey Queen, representing the American Beekeeping Federation.

This Awesome Honey Doesn’t Harm the Bees & Helps Empower Thousands of Tribals!  The Better India

Last Forest Enterprises is a company that produces awesome sustainable honey without harming the bees and by empowering more than 1600 tribals.

Overlooked European city slated to be next top food destination  CNN

Zurich, Switzerland, is known more for finances than food. That's changing as Switzerland's biggest city emerges as one of Europe's hottest food destinations.

Machine learning is a sweet way to tell if honey is fake  Fast Company

One of the world's most adulterated foods could get a new authenticity test, thanks to software that has “learned” to recognize certain grains of pollen.

Honey producers in Mexico are discovering new ways to save bees  Vallarta Daily

Given the mortality of bees, which in wild areas reaches 35% of their populations, mainly due to climate change, Chihuahua honey producers use flavored.

Savour Northland event explores region's F&B  NZ Business

Northland's food and beverage producers and hospitality players are being invited to come together for an event aimed at boosting marketing and business ...

For Maine's honey, maple producers, FDA's label decision is sweet to hear  Bangor Daily News

The proposed label requirements were part of an FDA campaign aimed at educating consumers about excess sugar in their diets.. Maine news, sports, politics, ...

Global Honey Industry  PRNewswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Honey in Tons. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics ...

Maine maple syrup, honey producers sour on 'added sugar' label  Press Herald

MaryAnne Kinney, whose family owns Kinney's Sugarhouse in Knox, is planning her own one-woman march on Washington, D.C., in June to protest a proposed ...

Mahesh Pandey Productions to launch a UP Based show!  Tellychakkar

While some are being pitched, there are others who have been lined up and there is a glut of projects which are on the scripting stage | Tellychakkar.com.

Maple syrup and honey producers won't be stuck with confusing label  Press Herald

It's a sweet victory for Maine maple syrup and honey producers. An amendment preventing a confusing labeling requirement from moving forward was approved ...

MAFS: Ines makes graphic sex claims about Married at First Sight affair  NEWS.com.au

It looks like there's no love lost between Ines Basic and Sam Ball, as the two Married At First Sight stars continue to publicly feud over whether their affair was ...

Farm bill would exempt pure maple, honey from FDA added sugars label  WMUR Manchester

The new farm bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday prevents maple syrup and honey producers from being required to list their pure products as containing ...

The Act: Who Plays Gypsy Rose Blanchard?  Vanity Fair

The Act star Joey King sings the praises of her on-screen mother, Patricia Arquette.

Proposed nutrition label regulations not sitting well with honey producers  WBAY

Those who keep bees and sell honey are not happy and say putting the words 'added sugars' on their labels is misleading since the sugars in honey are ...

The buzz over Wisconsin's honey convention  WSAW

WAUSAU, Wis., (WSAW)-- Wisconsin's bees are busy and so are the state's honey producers. To give us the buzz on the states sweet industry Sunrise 7 was ...

Researchers want to know what's keeping Maine's honey, syrup producers from expanding  Bangor Daily News

Life is pretty sweet for Sara Velardi these days.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

Camel milk: from foodie favourite to future of dairy?  Financial Times

When the FT mail room informed me that two bottles of ice-cold camel milk had arrived, my heart dropped. I had spent weeks researching and championing ...

Maple, honey producers sour on proposed federal 'added sugar' label  The Recorder

Is the Food and Drug Administration adulterating its own “Nutrition Facts” label? That's the criticism of maple and honey producers, who would be forced to ...

Sweet Talk: FDA's 'Added Sugar' Label Hits Sour Note With Maple Syrup Makers  NPR

The FDA means sugar added to your diet, not just to a specific food. But honey and syrup makers say that natural sugar is not added. Though a compromise is ...

The curse of the Honeycrisp apple: Why consumers love it but producers hate it  Allentown Morning Call

Bite into a Honeycrisp apple and you understand why consumers are willing to pay so much for a piece of fruit: the crunch. That's no accident. In the ...

RuPaul’s Drag Race season 11 episode 3: Well, that was awkward  PinkNews

In RuPaul's Drag Race season 11 episode 3, the drag queens brushed off their "Like A Prayer" mats to lipsync to classic songs by Mariah Carey and more.

Maple, honey producers not sweet on Food and Drug Administration requiring added sugars label  USA TODAY

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt. — Producers of pure maple syrup and honey aren't sweet on a plan to label their pure natural products as containing added sugars.

Rockwell teen hopes bees survive 'cold, long Iowa winter' after first year  Globe Gazette

ROCKWELL | Collin Witte's first year as a beekeeper was “challenging and rewarding.”

Food and Drug Administration reconsiders added sugar warning label for maple syrup, honey  USA TODAY

MONTPELIER, Vt. — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is reconsidering its plan to require that pure maple syrup and honey be labeled as containing ...

A Cult New Zealand Honey Is Causing Legal Problems in the U.S.  Bloomberg

Counterfeit manuka honey is being pulled from the shelves of major retailers.

Farm bill exempts pure maple, honey from added sugars label  North Country Public Radio

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) A new federal farm bill ensures that maple syrup and honey producers won't have to list their pure products as containing added sugars ...

Honey Bees Aren't the Only Insect to Produce Nectar, Says Ecologist  Inverse

There are seven species of Apis honey bee in the world, all of them native to Asia, Europe, and Africa. Apis mellifera, the western honey bee, is the species ...

The Benefits Of Beekeeping  WGRZ.com

EAST AURORA, N.Y. — This is the sound of nature at work. The sound of agriculture. The sound of cooperation. Honeybees are not native to North America, but ...

Mexican honey producers look for new ways to save bees  The Yucatan Times

According to the Vallarta Daily, given the mortality of bees, which in wild areas reaches 35% of their populations, mainly due to climate change, Chihuahua ...

Faking it - the great honey robbery  Western Producer

ROBLIN, Man. — The surge of counterfeit honey into global honey supplies has been devastating for Canadian beekeepers. “It's been twisting my hand ...

Savour the Flavour in Wincanton  Wincanton Window

On Saturday 30th March 2019, Wincanton will be host to Savour the Flavour, a one-day, town-wide celebration of the highest quality produce, producers and ...

Arkansas honey seller faults dicamba in closing  Arkansas Online

Crooked Creek Bee Co., the retail sales and processing side of Arkansas' largest commercial beekeeper, closed this week, a casualty of dicamba, Richard Coy, ...

Beekeepers turn down proposal for commodity levy  Radio New Zealand

Commercial beekeepers have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed honey tax, with more than 75 percent voting down plans for a commodity levy.

One in five Australian honey samples adulterated  Phys.org

Following the recent high-profile fake honey scandal, new and independent research from Macquarie University in collaboration with the National Measurement ...

Fake honey products - producers in a sticky situation  Lexology

Australia's largest honey company, Capilano, is one of the retail brands stung for producing adulterated honey products sold in Australian retail…

The herculean task of pushing back the desert in Spain  EL PAIS

Entrepreneurs in Almería, Granada and Murcia have joined forces to restore a huge tract of dry land over a period of 20 years with the help of international ...

Wisconsin honey and syrup producers fighting FDA proposed "added sugars" label  WDJT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin beekeepers and maple syrup producers are fighting a U.S. Food and Drug Administration nutrition labeling proposal ...

Honey bee day will be Feb. 27, 2019 | Local News  Oskaloosa Herald

OSKALOOSA — On a cold, snow-blown afternoon on Tuesday, Feb. 12, Oskaloosa Mayor David Krutzfeldt signed a proclamation in honor of the honey bee.

Manuka honey is trendy and expensive: What to know before you buy  ABC News

Manuka honey is a trendy sweetener prized for its healing properties.

Honey is passion for UW-Eau Claire student  Leader-Telegram

As a nursing student at UW-Eau Claire, Hannah Sjostrom is bringing an interesting perspective to her new position as 2019 American Honey Queen.

FDA to exempt pure honey, maple syrup products from 'added sugars' label  Food Dive

The Food and Drug Administration announced it will revise its proposal to require manufacturers of honey and maple syrup to list "added sugars" on the updated ...

New England artisan food makers gobble up Good Food Awards  The Boston Globe

From pickles and beer to honey, cider, cheese, and chocolate — the Good Food Awards were recently announced and products from 27 New England artisan ...

Music Producers Accuse Princess Nokia of Lifting Beat for "Mine"  Remezcla

Princess Nokia may have gotten a little more discussion about creative rights than she bargained for when she called out Ariana Grande's “7 rings” last week.

'Sex sells': The new age of explicit TV  BBC News

A new wave of shows featuring nudity and sex are appearing on the small screen. Are viewers becoming less prudish? Emma Jones takes a look.

Maple syrup makers bitter over sugar wording  The Boston Globe

Maple syrup and honey producers are fighting FDA food-labeling requirement for added sugars.

Bachelor in Paradise: Brooke spills Nick Cummins’ secret  NEWS.com.au

Former Bachelor favourite Brooke Blurton is set to drop a bombshell about Nick “Honey Badger” Cummins. The 24-year-old won hearts during her appearance ...

FDA caves: Syrup, it agrees, need not bear “added sugars” label  The Boston Globe

The Food and Drug Administration will rethink its controversial proposal to require maple syrup and honey producers to label their products as containing added ...

The Curse of the Honeycrisp Apple  Houston Chronicle

Everyone's favorite apple is leaving Northeastern orchards out on a limb.

A Saffron-Infused Honey for a Sweet Year  Jewish Journal

Pure honey is just as layered and complex as wine and chocolate and equally deserving of our appreciation. During Rosh Hashanah, we eat honey as a.

Why Jews dip apples in honey on Rosh Hashanah — and why vegans say the custom is a problem  JTA News

NEW YORK (JTA) — The truth is, there is no commandment in Judaism to dip an apple in honey on Rosh Hashanah. But what would the Jewish New Year be ...

Robyn Breaks Down Every Song on Her New Album, Honey  Pitchfork

We meet the pop star at her home in Sweden to talk about the future of artificial intelligence, translating loss into song, and the eclectic influences that went into ...

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