(Asheville Citizen-Times) Mountain beekeepers like Calvin Robinson pride themselves in producing sourwood honey, known for its distinctive flavor and ability to fetch premium prices.
“It’s got a wonderful taste,” said Robinson, who has several hives in the Candler area. “It’s a delicacy. Most of the sourwood is produced in the mountains. It has been referred to as the honey of royalty.”
But some unscrupulous sellers are known to slap the sourwood label on their products in an attempt to deceive unsuspecting buyers and inflate their profits.
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