Jeff Lawhon, born and raised in Sopchoppy, Florida, began his bee business in 1998 with 300 hives. Over the years Jeff grew the business to around 1,000 hives while working full time as a firefighter.
The Stingers Honey Co. bees produce authentic tupelo honey from the Tupelo trees on banks of the Appalachicola and Ochlockonee rivers. A truly unique honey that does not crystallize, this liquid gold is prized around the country.
Awards: Outstanding Farm Family, North Florida Fair, 2011
Photo: Jeff, his wife Kristi, and their two children; Gracie, and Hunter. They've never met a bee they didn't like and put honey on just about everything. They are proud of their tupelo honey and are pretty sure
you'll love it as much as they do.
WHAT IS TUPELO?
The South's Liquid Gold.
Tupelo honey (specifically nyssa aquatica for this area) is unique because unlike clover or wildflower honey, it can only be harvested in a small region of the United States. The honey has a high ratio of fructose to glucose and will not crystallize. The flavor is mild and delicious.