Farm and Apiaries
Pure Raw Honey
Our honey is 100% pure, raw honey made from the nectar of plants and trees in Georgia.
We never pasteurize our honey, retaining it's rawness.
As a food and mild medicinal, it is a culinary favorite that beautifies and
soothes the skin, hastens the healing of wounds, and combats respiratory distress.
North Georgia Wildflower Honey
This is our "Local Honey" from North Georgia. It is a mixture of everything that blooms from early spring until mid to late summer and includes nectar from the Wild Cherry, Locust, Tulip Poplar, Clover, Privet, Wild Blackberry, Kudzu, Sourwood and many other wild flowers in North Georgia. Note that these are all wild nectar sources and not from agricultural crops that could have pesticides and other chemicals in them. So when we say "wild" we mean the honey not the bees. It is our most popular honey as a lot of people eat this honey for their allergies. Being raw honey, it contains the pollens which may be causing your allergies and by eating them in small amounts it works like a homeopathic medicine causing your body to react by creating antibodies and eventually you become immune to most of these pollens. It is not a quick fix as it takes time to build immunity. A teaspoon to tablespoon everyday is recommended and not immersed in a hot liquid or cereal as the heat tends to break down the pollens and enzymes. Eating this honey by itself or on toast, muffins, waffles or cold cereal you will get better results. The flavor and color may vary from year to year.
North Georgia Sourwood Honey
Sourwood honey is so rare that a good crop sometimes only surfaces once every decade. Yet, its deep, spicy flavor makes it sought after by honey connoisseurs everywhere. The honey’s scarcity can be attributed to the very small amount of sourwood trees currently growing. The medium-height tree is indigenous to the United States and grows from southern Pennsylvania to northern Georgia. It is also known as sorrel and lily-of-the-valley. It typically blooms from June to August, providing a small window of time in which beekeepers can bring their colonies to collect nectar from the flowers.
The bloom period is quite short and beekeepers must time themselves accordingly in order to ensure that the bees do not harvest any nectar from other flowering plants. If the bees are brought to the area too soon, they will harvest from the sumac trees that bloom before the sourwood and if they are brought too late, they will miss the beginning of the flow of nectar.
If the honey is produced with the expertise of a skilled beekeeper, the taste has no parallel. Its flavor is floral and light with hints of baking spices and anise. The honey’s color ranges from pure white to light amber with a slightly gray tint and its texture is defined by a smooth, caramel buttery quality. People sometimes liken the flavor to gingerbread and note a “twang” in the aftertaste
North Georgia Tulip Poplar Honey
Tulip Poplar trees grow all over the eastern United States. Their tulip shaped orange, yellow and green blossoms produce the first significant nectar flow in our area each Spring. It is a very dark (black) honey which is said to have more antioxidants just like the darker color vegetables. The taste is very much like that of sorghum or molasses. Tulip Poplar honey is often used in barbeque sauce and baked beans.
Central Georgia Gallberry Honey
There is more Gallberry Honey produced in the state of Georgia than any other honey but most people have never heard of it because most of it is bought by the baking industry to be used in breads, cakes and cookies. Our Gallberry honey is mixed with a little Palmetto nectar since they bloom at the same time and like to grow in the same areas. The Gallberry bush is in the Bay family and grows in the swampy pine thickets all over the southeastern United States. It is a darker honey which is said to have more antioxidants just like the darker color vegetables and the taste has a mild Sorghum or Molasses flavor.
Gallberry honey is high in pollen and enzymes and therefore slow to crystallize. Gallberry is one of the highest honeys for diastase enzymes.
For a very short window of time every spring, from late April to early June, the bush blossoms with white flowers that drip nectar, providing beekeepers’ with their only opportunity to make the amber colored honey. Ideal production, according to beekeepers, occurs when the gallberry bush has “feet in water, head in sunshine.” As with any pure, single varietal honey, producing Gallberry honey takes the patience of an experienced artisan beekeeper because the bees must not be allowed to harvest nectar from any other flowering plant.
South Georgia Tupelo Honey
This honey comes from nectar of the blossoms of the Gum trees that grow in the swamps of southern Georgia. The flavor is delicious, delicate and distinctive; a choice table grade honey. Good white tupelo honey, unmixed with other honeys, will not granulate, and due to this high laevulose low dextrose ratio some diabetic patients have been permitted by their physicians to eat Tupelo honey. Average analysis: laevulose 44.03%, dextrose 29,98%
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On the corner of Hwy. 140 and Univerter Rd.
In the parking lot in front of
Cherokee Tire Service
3370 Hickory Flat Hwy.
Canton, GA 30115
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2853 Lower Union Hill Rd.
Canton, GA. 30115
Phone (770) 664-8380
ROCKING "S" FARM
ROCKING "S" FARM, LLC.
465 Claude Scott Drive
Canton, GA 30115
Blossom & Bloom Inc.
14420 Birmingham Hwy.