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Tupelo Honey

Why buy local honey?

For years several large importers were buying cheap honey from China that turned out to contain corn syrup, fructose, and other cheap sweetners that do not have the same properties as honey.  That's why you should buy locally produced honey.

How do you make Tupelo Honey?

I have a pair of Tupelo trees in my yard, (also known as a Black Gum, Sour Gum, or Pepperidge) that are just about to bloom.  If my honeybees collect nectar from this tree and I harvest the honey immediately I can call it "Tupelo Honey" (why is that expression so familiar?).  Beekeepers can name their honey with specific plants if they collect the honey after that specific plant finishes delivering nectar.  However, There is no way to control where the bees will collect nectar from (they will fly as far as 3 miles) but collecting after a major nectar flow from a specific plant is the best we can do.

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BeyondReality June 03, 2013 at 12:15 AM
I have seen someone advertising local honey at a little farm stand on the corner of W Bay Ave & Cloverdale Rd. in Barnegat Twp. It seems like just a little home run farm stand. Come get it quick before the township shuts them down!
suz June 04, 2013 at 01:04 AM
Local honey is available at the farm markets for the summer, and in the winter I use the natural food store just off of Rt 37 (behind stop and shop).
Catherine Del Buono June 05, 2013 at 07:39 PM
I have bought honey at Moores on Rt. 9 in Bayville and also at Columbus auction and the blueberry farm by Lauritas winery.
Little Silver Dental Care June 18, 2013 at 11:54 AM
The patch had a listing for local farm markets like the one in Eatontown on Sundays. Foggia's Florist in Oceanport may have some that is from their back yard.
Little Silver Dental Care June 18, 2013 at 11:56 AM
Unfortunately our bees got wiped out by the storm so we won't have any honey until next year if you want to contact us.

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