Friday, February 15, 2013

WeWahitchka, Florida: Sweet As Tupelo Honey

From Wikipedia.

The population in 2000 was 1,722 and it was setting for the movie "Ulee's Gold" but I didn't see it.  Where the bees make the honey on those floating rafts or stilts are called "Bee Boxes."

Prior to the tupelo tree bloom, all earlier honeys are removed to avoid contamination by lesser grades.  Once the bloom is finished, the honey is again removed quickly before other types are added to the mix.

In May, there is a two-day Tupelo Honey Festival.

The name Wewahitchka comes from the Seminole language, meaning water eyes.  This refers to the two almost perfectly round lakes in the city which features a Lake Alice Park.

Dead Lakes offer great fresh water fishing.

More Than I Thought I'd Know, But Definitely On My To Do List Visit next Time We're In the Area.  --RoadDog

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