[Scott Barnett]

    Wewahitchka: Tupelo Honey Capital of the World

    SCOTT BARNETT

    Known for one of the largest beekeeping operations in Florida, Wewahitchka is at the heart of tupelo honey production. Famous for its distinctive taste, and made more famous by the 1997 film “Ulee’s Gold” starring Peter Fonda, tupelo honey season is just a few short weeks in May. But the sweet stuff can be found all around Wewa.

    We'll stop at Smiley Honey to see how the honey is harvested, then drop by Shipwerck Raw Bar in nearby Port St. Joe to try their Bee Sting Shrimp made with Florida gulf shrimp and tupelo honey. Don't forget to save room for dessert. At Shoobie's in Port St. Joe, you can order a Wewa Sundae that's made with vanilla soft-serve topped with chopped roasted peanuts, banana chips and tupelo honey.

    On the Web: Smiley Honey | Shipwreck Raw Bar | Shoobie's

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