Tulip Poplar Honey
Our Tulip Poplar honey is dark red in color and has the most robust flavor of any of our varietals.
ABC partners’ careful beekeeping is required to avoid diluting the tulip poplar honey with other nectars growing before and after the tulip poplar blossoms.
All of our delicious raw honey is produced by more than 100 local beekeepers in the forested mountains of Appalachia. We protect the bees, beekeepers, and our ecosystem by using no synthetic chemicals or antibiotics in any part of our process.
The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is a project of Appalachian Headwaters, a non-profit organization working to restore formerly mined forest land and to bring jobs to the mountains of Appalachia. We recruit, educate, and support beekeepers in the mountains of Virginia and West Virginia, creating sustainable income for local communities.
The tulip poplar tree is native to eastern and southeastern North America. It is a useful species for restoring mined land in Appalachia. This is because it is tolerant of poor soil and can actually help restore damaged soil thanks to the nodules of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on its roots.