Spring Coastal Tennessee HoneyMADE BY TRUBEE HONEY IN FRANKLIN, TENNESSEE
This honey is actually called "free range." Are you thinking: "huh?" (we did too). Here's what free range means when it comes to honey: Tennessee Beekeepers Laura and Jeff put their “free-range” bees in places where they're not limited to any one particular tree or flower – instead these bees feast upon tulip poplar, fruit blossoms and black locust in the spring, then wildflowers, herbs and clover in the summer.
So each jar of TruBee honey captures the taste of nature in a particular place and time. Pretty cool, right?
Spring comes first to the coastal region, where scrappy plants that survive the winter are quick to bloom. Gallberry, in the holly family, is a honeybee favorite and it makes a delicious amber honey that's slow to crystallize.