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About Our Honey

Each jar is filled with 100% pure USA honey. That's 100% unadulterated honey with no other contents. Our honey is never pasteurized or blended with inferior honey. Whether you purchase Gallberry, Orange Blossom, Private Selection, or any other variety, know that is exactly what you are getting.... 16 ounces of that specific variety!!! As a result of this pure honey process, your honey may form sugar crystals. 


You can enjoy the unique texture of crystallized honey, or gently warm your honey jar in a simmering pot of water to return it to a liquid consistency. We hope you can taste the difference in the quality of our award winning honey and hope to change your mind about purchasing "honey flavored" products that are often sold in supermarkets.

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Gallberry

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Our Signature Variety and the Honey that shaped the Honey Trail in Homerville! This honey is sourced from a native evergreen holly bush that blooms in the spring. This unique honey is popular throughout the piney woods and swamps of southeast Georgia and Florida. The honey is light amber in color and mild to moderate in flavor. Gallberry Honey makes the perfect table honey since it is slow to crystalize. Gallberry Honey is also a delicious substitute for sugar in cookies and breads.

Nut-N-Honey Banana Bread

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup The Honey Shack
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
Gallberry Honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 ripe bananas mashed
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped pecans

DIRECTIONS

Cream honey and butter in large bowl with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Add eggs, beating well. Combine dry ingredients in small bowl; add to honey mixture alternating with bananas, blending well. Stir in pecans. Spoon batter into greased and floured 9x5x3-inch loaf pan. Bake in preheated 3250 F oven 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack 15 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on a wire rack.

Wildflower

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Wildflower Honey, also known as polyfloral honey, is derived from the nectar of numerous species of flowers or blossoms. The taste, aroma and flavor will vary from season to season, depending on which flowers are dominant at the time the nectar is collected. Our Wildflower Honey is golden amber in color. Consistently eating honey that is local to your area may reduce the symptoms of seasonal allergies. We enjoy it drizzled over peanut butter toast or blended in a morning smoothie!

 

Quick & Easy Energy Bites

INGREDIENTS

1 cup old fashioned oats
1/3 cup The Honey Shack Wildflower Honey
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup creamy peanut or pecan butter

DIRECTIONS

In a medium bowl combine all ingredients. Stir until well distributed. Put mixing bowl into the refrigerator for about 20 to 30 minutes. Then roll into rounded balls. Delicious additions include dried fruits, flax seeds, or chopped nuts.

Saw Palmetto

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Saw Palmetto is our darkest honey in color and most robust in flavor. Saw
Palmetto Honey is set apart by its deep Amber color and its full bodied flavor. Sourced from the Saw Palmetto that grows profusely in South Georgia and Florida, this rare honey is seldom tasted outside the borders of Florida and South Georgia! Some of our customers have compared its flavor to old fashioned cane syrup. This honey is a great compliment to smoked or cured meats such as ham, turkey and sausage.

Honey & Pineapple Glazed Ham

INGREDIENTS

1 Spiral Sliced Ham (fully cooked)
1 can Pineapple Slices
1/3 Cup The Honey Shack Saw Palmetto Honey

DIRECTIONS

Bake ham on rack in shallow pan at 3250 F for 1 hour or until meat thermometer reads 120 degrees. Drain pineapple, reserve liquid. Combine reserved pineapple juice and honey and mix well. Arrange pineapple slices on top of ham. Generously brush honey mixture over entire surface. Bake about 30 to 45 minutes longer or to 1400; reapply mixture every 15 minutes. This is the perfect recipe for holiday entertaining or Sunday dinners!

Papa's Private Selection

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Papa's Private Selection is our Pride and Joy and has won several awards including Flavor of Georgia! This is PRIVATE SELECTION our lightest and brightest honey variety. We call it Private Selection because this is the honey we bring home with us. What makes Private Selection so special? Well, for starters - its taste. It is a mild buttery tasting honey unlike any other. This honey drips from the comb honey that is sliced to fit in our cassette boxes. This honey is best enjoyed by the spoonful or as a gourmet topping for your favorite ice cream or greek yogurt.

Whipped Honey Butter

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup The Honey Shack Private Selection Honey
1/2 cup Softened Butter
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla or Cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Whip softened butter until fluffy. Gradually add flavoring and honey. Beat until desired consistency. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Spread on hot rolls or fresh baked bread.

Orange Blossom

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Straight from Florida's Orange Groves, Orange Blossom Honey is a flavorful and aromatic honey, with a hint of citrus flavor! With a beautiful golden color, this honey is a perfect table honey. We love to add this honey to our green tea.

 

Greek Yogurt Parfait

Layer the Following:

1/2 cup Your Favorite Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp Your Favorite Granola
Drizzle The Honey Shack Orange Blossom Honey
Repeat the Layers. Enjoy as a healthy breakfast or snack on the go!!

COTTON

Cotton Honey is one of our newer varieties of honey, and is quickly becoming a customer favorite. We all know cotton is grown abundantly in Georgia for its fiber, however it also has a source of nectar for the production of honey. 


Our Cotton Honey is light in color, has a thin consistency and a mild flavor. This variety of honey has a quick crystallization period so you may get to experience both forms (liquid and crystallized) in the same jar!

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Swamp Honey

The name says it all! Swamp Honey is produced in remote bee yards that border the Okefenokee Swamp! It is medium amber in color and moderate to bold in flavor. This polyfloral honey is a combination of floral sources that are native to the Okefenokee Swamp. It is produced in the late spring. Swamp honey makes the perfect souvenir and is delicious drizzled over a pan of hot buttered biscuits!

Tupelo Honey

Tupelo honey is a specialty honey produced from the Tupelo Trees that grow along the Georgia riverbanks. Much care and detail must be taken to make Tupelo Honey to ensure it is pure and not a combination of other nectars that are available at the same time. Tupelo Honey is a customer favorite and many ask that we reserve cases for them in advance because of its limited supply!

SOURWOOD

Our Sourwood Honey is produced in the Blue Ridge Mountain Area of North Georgia. The Sourwood tree blooms during the summer months. Sourwood honey, like Tupelo, is a more expensive variety due to its short supply. Believe us, this honey is anything but "sour" and is light to medium in color and mild in flavor. Sourwood honey is delicious drizzled over a tall stack of buttermilk pancakes.

COMB HONEY

This is as PURE as it gets. These honey comb cassettes are cut directly from the hive and never processed. Each honey comb is unique to the hive it originated from. This most delicate form of honey is best enjoyed by itself or paired with a fruit or cheese tray. Our perfect location also allows us to produce a specialty variety known as comb honey, which is the purest and rawest type of honey available. The comb is cut directly from the bee hive in its original state and shipped straight to you either in cassette boxes or surrounded by liquid honey in a jar. This specialty honey is only produced in these ideal locations in South Georgia and North Florida and is not made anywhere else in the world. However, it is shipped all over the world because of its rarity and taste.

WILDFLOWER WITH COMB


This "cut comb" honey jar is a specialty honey enjoyed by the locals. Every jar includes a generous slice of honey comb cut directly from the hive surrounded by our liquid gold Wildflower Honey. This honey is light amber in color and has a super sweet taste. Enjoy chewing the honey comb just like you would chewing gum - extracting the sweet honey and discarding the beeswax.

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How to Store Our Honey

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​Storing our famous South Georgia Honey is easy. Simply keep it in a room temperature location away from direct sunlight in a tightly covered container. It is not necessary to place our honey in your refrigerator because this will cause the honey to crystallize. Do not be alarmed if stored honey becomes cloudy. This ‘cloudiness’ is called crystallization. It is not harmful nor is it any indication of deterioration. In fact, honey has an indefinite shelf life thanks to its high concentration of sugar.

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Like all pure honey, our pure honey will begin to crystallize over long periods of time, even if kept in the best conditions. When this happens, simply heat the jar in a pan of hot water, stirring while heating. This will cause the crystals to disappear and will not affect the flavor nor coloring.

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“ We hope you can taste the difference in the quality of our pure, raw honey and we hope to change your mind about purchasing “honey flavored” products or blended/pasteurized honey that are often sold in supermarkets.  We always encourage our customer to “know the beekeeper”- this way you know you are getting pure honey.