McDowell Sourwood Honey Tasting Contest Coming Up!

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Who loves taste testing sourwood honey? On October 12, 6:30 p.m., at Keeper’s Cut Meadery, 175 West Henderson Street, everyone is invited to attend and sample sourwood honey from across the county. You will then judge and vote for the best tasting sourwood honey.

The McDowell Honey Bees is hosting this annual black jar tasting event. Honey entries will be this year’s June/July light & dark honey produced by McDowell Beekeeping members with bees in McDowell or adjacent counties. You must be a member of the McDowell Honeybee club in order to submit honey samples. You must have honey brought to the Meadery by 5:30-6:30 p.m., it is fine if the honey is in a 1 lb. bottle. Each member can submit a dark or a light colored honey. If you so choose you can enter both categories (light & dark).

The monthly bee club meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. with the honey tasting contest starting at 7 p.m.

McDowell county has a long and proud history of sourwood honey production. It is considered by many to be the best tasting honey in the world, and it comes from our native sourwood trees which only grow in the southern Appalachians. Come out to be part of this annual event.