Welcome to Real Sourwood Honey:  Honey not heated, honey not blended, and honey not compromised in any manner. Our Sourwood Honey is fit for your Carolina Home.

Welcome to the home of Sourwoodhoney.com, where you can purchase sourwood honey from North Carolina's Sourwood Country,
"Real Sourwood Honey, Sourwood Honey just as pure as our bees can make it!"  

Our Sourwood Honey is never blended; and, it's straight from a real North Carolina Sourwood Honey Beekeeper. Here at sourwoodhoney.com we have a name to live up to: Sourwood Honey! 


About sourwoodhoney.com and Norton's Honey Farm:
Address:
Nortons Honey Farm
330 Irvin Street
Reidsville, NC 27320-3648

Tel: 336 520 1097 (Best thing is to send an email or a text message to my phone: 336 520 1097.

Email: Carolinabeeman@hotmail.com

Now Here is Our Story

I am a full-time commercial North Carolina beekeeper and my honey bees produce the very rare and wonderful naturally aromatic, smooth and flavorful SOURWOOD HONEY that we harvest, pack and sell. Our SOURWOOD  yards, or apiaries, are carefully selected for their ability to produce maximum yields of top quality sourwood honey. We now have our sourwood yards in over four North Carolina counties in the very heart of the Sourwood Country of the Blue Ridge mountains and Foothills above 1400 feet. Needless to say, our honeybees produce some of the finest Sourwood Honey in the World.

But, it takes more than just hives of bees to produce the finest sourwood honey available, it takes expertise, critical timing, planning, and attention to detail in the beeyard and in the honey house to make quality sourwood honey. Our Sourwood Honey is taken only from the foothills and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia above the 1250 feet elevation. Chuck has been keeping bees since 1986 and producing sourwood honey since 1990. In 1999 he left teaching Electrical Engineering at a local community college to do beekeeping full-time where he breeds and raises queens, leases his hives to fruit, berry and vegetable farmers and of course he tries to harvest several varietal honeys including the often elusive sourwood honey for often the sourwood will bloom but not produce enough nectar to make a crop and it is the nectar that the honeybees in the hive invert the sugars and reduce and maintain the moisture content below 18.6% in the honeycomb then cap in order to maintain a quality sourwood honey.

We put on our Sourwood Honey supers just as the sourwood trees start flowering. We take off our Sourwood Honey supers just at the end of the bloom. This assures a quality product and a very high concentration of Sourwood Honey. All our honey is processed in the same manner with the same amount of attention and care. I hope that this will be your home for sourwood honey too!


About Our Processing Operations:

We provide all our mail order customers with what we believe to be top quality SOURWOOD HONEY that is never heated nor filtered and is packed and delivered to your mailbox just for you. Our wholesale and retail operations are handled in the same manner. We use only stainless steel and food grade plastics in our de-capping, extracting, clarifying, straining, and storage processes. We have a dedicated sanitary facility for packing and processing our honey under inspection by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Apiary Services.

Our honey is bottled to order, which brings you the freshest quality, flavors and aroma possible. 

I am an engineer and have worked for such high tech companies as Hughes Aircraft and Ford Aerospace; there I learned the values of quality control and responsibility to the customer. These same concepts of quality are built into all our operations from hive assembly and management to bottling and packaging our quality products. We truly strive to produce the finest and highest quality sourwood honey possible for our customers.

Our gentle method of processing our Sourwood Honey is preferred by honey purists and is often called RAW HONEY. Raw honey is the best most flavorful honey that you can buy!  Raw honey is strained, never filtered, never heated; and there truly is a difference. Our sourwood honey is brought to you with a minimum of processing; yet it is a beautiful brilliant honey with all the natural fla
vor and characteristics  that you would expect. There truly is a difference in our sourwood honey!

Once you try our sourwood honey you will want more, and your friends will want some too: Sourwood honey that is "Real Sourwood Honey, Sourwood Honey just as pure as our bees can make it !"   

WE NOW HAVE AVAILABLE OUR 2017  SOURWOOD HONEY

 Our 2017 Sourwood Honey is priced here: 

 

2017  Sourwood Honey Retail Prices

 

Container Material

And Size Jar

Price

 

Squeezable Plastic Flip Top

 

8 oz.  Plastic Classic 

8 oz.  Glass Classic

8 oz.  Glass Muth Jar

1 Lb.  Plastic mini-Bee 

1 Lb. Plastic Classic

1 Lb. Glass Classic

24 oz. Plastic Classic

Mason Jar Glass Pint (22 oz.) 

Mason Qt. Glass (44 Oz.)

 

 

$   6.50 

 $   7.15

 $   7.45

 $  12.00 

 $ 12.00

 $ 12.75

 $ 17.50

 $ 18.50

 $ 34.50

 

 Yes

 

 

 

  Yes

 

 Yes

 Our 2017 Spring Wildflower Honey is priced here:

 

 

2017  Spring Wildflower (Tulip Poplar) Honey Retail Prices

 

Container Material

and Size Jar

Price

 

Squeezable Plastic Flip Top

 

8 oz.  Plastic Classic 

8 oz.  Glass Classic

8 oz.  Glass Muth Jar

1 Lb.  Plastic mini-Bee 

1 Lb. Plastic Classic

1 Lb. Glass Classic

24 oz. Plastic Classic

Mason Jar Glass Pint (22 oz.) 

Mason Qt. Glass (44 Oz.)

 

 

 $  4.95 

 $  5.25

 $  5.55

 $  8.75 

 $  8.75

 $  9.15

 $ 13.35

 $ 13.30

 $ 22.95

 

 Yes

 

 

Yes

 

Yes

 

Plastic Jars: All our mail order plastic containers are clear USDA Food and Drug approved PET plastic with either a white plastic screw cap with a foam cap seal (Mini-Bee) or a re-closeable Flip top yellow cap with a foam cap seal.

Ordering Honey in Glass jars: Shipping  the same size glass jar as plastic requires extra packaging materials  and labeling to help insure that your order will arrive in great condition without breakage unless there is rough handling by the Postal service. Each glass container is bagged and sealed then surrounded in bubble wrap and placed in isolation without touching another jar in peanuts type foam.  The extra cost of shipping glass versus plastic is included into the unit price of each glass jar.

 

SHIPPING & HANDLING: All Hive Products


S&H Prices Effective June 1, 2016: All products are shipped via USPS Priority Mail. Shipping & Handling is based on net weight, the weight of the HONEY or the BEESWAX that you purchase, not the total weight of the shipment. The cost is $6.95 for the first pound (16 ounces), over 16 ounces please add $2.95 for each additional pound to 4 pounds. For product weight over 4 pounds please add $1.95 per pound thereafter. Please convert fractions of pounds to ounces or ask for a quote. Prices are the same for the entire United States.

My primary email address for all honey, beeswax, and propolis is Carolinabeeman@hotmail.com

Copyright 2001-2017 Charles J. Norton, All Rights Reserved

 

We are also found on the Internet at:
http://www.ncagr.gov/NCproducts/ShowSite.asp?ID=2111
 

My email address is Carolinabeeman@Hotmail.com