FAQs

Our Honey

For generations, our family has been harvesting honey from our thousands of hives in Du Pont, Georgia. Because this is a Georgia honey, our bees pollinate from primarily on Gallberry flowers and some Tupelo, Blackgum, and Palmetto. Our honey is 100% American Made.

Native to the Southeast, Gallberry Honey comes from a small evergreen holly or what we like to call, the "inkberry" bush. Our bees predominately pollinate on this plant. Gallberry honey is one of the South's best-kept secrets because it's elements slow crystallization and gives the honey a longer shelf-life than average honey's.

Not at all. Our honey comes straight from the hive with no additional ingredients or add-ins. It is not advertised in the honey market, but many honey companies in the industry will often mix and heat their honey with honey from other sources to either meet demand or improve their product. Pure Southern Honey derives solely from our thousands of beehives, so you can expect to enjoy a consistent flavor deriving from a single location.

Never! Heating honey damages the enzymes and natural benefits. We want our honey consumers to enjoy ALL of the health benefits of raw, unfiltered, and unheated honey.

That's the best part! There is NO expiration on our honey - 100% raw, unfiltered, and unheated honey may never expire when handled properly.


The beautiful product design isn't the only thing that makes our honey gourmet. Pure Southern Honey is considered a gourmet honey because of it's high quality, natural purity, and premium grade. 

We are also proud members of Specialty Food Association.

OF COURSE! Raw honeycomb is the purest form of honey. We cut and package it without any further processing, so it is truly "hive to table". Raw Comb honey is often described as rare and considered to be very difficult to find when shopping. We offer raw honeycomb in various sizes: 8 oz.1 lb., and even by the original 4lb wooden frame the bees make it on. Please enjoy this video on Three SIMPLE Ways to Eat Raw Honeycomb.

A Few Ways to Eat Honeycomb:

  • Ice-Cream Topped with Honeycomb
  • Honeycomb on a Cheeseboard
  • Honeycomb Spread on Toasted Bread
  • Honeycomb on Oatmeal
  • Honeycomb on Butter
  • Honeycomb on Your Favorite Cheese
  • Just the way it is - Raw Honeycomb!

Honey
Raw honey should be kept in a cabinet or pantry that stays relatively cool by not in direct sunlight. Store away from appliances that produce heat so that it does not sugar or lose it's nutritious health benefits.

Honeycomb
We recommend storing our honeycomb lying flat down with the front of the case facing up to avoid having any honey leak out of the cassette. Trust us, this is a sticky situation you do not want to deal with!

You can shop Pure Southern Honey through many online resources such as, our website, Etsy, E-Bay, or Amazon.

If you are looking to shop in-person we invite you to visit our store locator and see if there is a Pure Southern Honey retailer near you.

We currently only offer Gallberry Honey. While we could offer other flavors, Gallberry Honey is special because of its rich flavor and its shelf-life  out-lives any other kind of honey. We are dedicated to providing the best quality of honey to our customers, so we want to put all of our efforts into providing the best honey.

Mini Honey with Comb Jars

Our Mini 4 oz Honey with Comb Jars make the BEST honey wedding favors, corporate gifts, and small treats.

For orders of 24 jars or more for your special event, please contact us to take advantage of our bulk pricing or create a wholesale account here. If you would like to add your own personalization to the jars, let us know and we will leave them blank.

 

Wooden Honeycomb Frame and Stainless Steel Serving Stand - Display

Pair our Whole Wooden Honeycomb Frame with it's matching Stainless Steel Serving Stand and Display and your guests will be in AWE as they carve their own slice of honeycomb straight from the frame the honeybees crafted it on. This dramatic presentation is a great centerpiece for any cheeseboard.

Long story short, it depends who you ask. Some vegans enjoy raw honey, others may opt out because it is considered an animal product. Because we take excellent care of our honeybees, vegans don't often mind eating our honey. We can even be found in vegan restaurants such as Revelations Cafe. We don't harm any bees in our honey collection process and we don't take enough honey from the hives for the bees to ever be hungry or without. That's why we have thousands of hives, so we can improve our environment and collect a little from each hive so that they can sustain and live prosperous bee lives. Whether you wish to partake in the consumption of honey ultimately will depend on your beliefs as a vegan.

We are Deep South Honey! Deep South Honey was our company name before our re-branding in 2019 where we adopted the name, Pure Southern Honey.

We have been beekeeping and crafting raw honey for generations! Until a couple years ago our business has focused primarily on producing and selling honey in bulk along with providing pollination services to farmers. However, after seeing the need for a high-quality honey in stores, we decided to provide our honey directly to consumers.

Our Bees

No bees are harmed in our humane honey harvesting process. We make it a point to be VERY careful when handling our hives and bees. After all, they are our co-workers!

We do NOT feed our bees high-fructose corn syrup and never will!

We currently have 30,000 beehives across 50,000 acres!

In addition to taking care of our own bees, Pure Southern Honey is a proud supporter of the NW Honey Bee Habitat Restoration based out of Washington. For every purchase, 5% of sales will be used to preserve and create pesticide-free sanctuaries for honey bees to flourish.

The NW Honey Bee Habitat Restoration takes a proactive approach by transforming any size space into an oasis for pollinators. By increasing, preserving, and protecting honey bees, they work to improve the quality of all life for generations to come.

Account Help

Create a customer account here.   If you would like to create a wholesale account, please register your business here.

If you are already logged in to your Pure Southern Honey account, click here and go to the section titled "password change" to enter your new password.

If you are not logged into your Pure Southern Honey account, you must first log in. Once you are logged in, the first page you see will be your Account Page. On that page, go down to the 5th bullet point and click "Account Details". This page has the section titled "password change" to enter your new password.

If you are still having issues changing your password please contact us!

First, ensure the inbox you are checking is the correct email associated with the account.

Second, check your spam folder! If our emails are found there, go ahead and add us to your contact list so we don't get flagged by your email's spam filter.

If emails are still not coming through to your inbox please contact us!

Wholesale Help

To re-sell Pure Southern Honey, purchase bulk honey, or order wholesale you must register your business account here.

Once your registration has been received, we will review your submission within 48 hours. Upon approval we will send you an email containing your login information!

If you noticed the 48 hour point has passed and you have not received your Wholesale Account information, please check your spam folder and if it has not been flagged please contact us here.

To register your company for a Pure Southern Honey wholesale account please visit our Wholesale page.

Please complete all fields in the "Register Company Account" box and we will review your submission within 48 hours. Upon approval we will send you an email containing your login information!

If you noticed the 48 hour point has passed and you have not received your Wholesale Account information, please check your spam folder and if it has not been flagged please contact us here.

Once your Wholesale account has been created by our team, you will be able then be able to login to view the Wholesale Catalog and make bulk/wholesale purchases online.

Or another way to access our wholesale products is to click here. If you are logged in to your wholesale account, you will notice all of product prices will switch to their wholesale pricing.

Shipping for your items will be calculated at checkout!

In addition to POP materials like brochures. We also make it a point to provide our businesses with content like images, videos, and recipes they can openly use on their own social media channels. This is an optional, but reccomended, tool for our retailers to use. We would like to assist as much as possible in creating awareness and demand around Pure Southern Honey in your store. To view and download our monthly business social media posts, click here. Or view and download our additional sales assets here.

If you are a business and desire addional tools for advertising Pure Southern Honey please contact us with more information!

To order 55 gallon drums of raw Gallberry honey please send your shipping adress and order information to [email protected] or contact us here.

More questions?

We pride ourselves in being as transparent as possible. Please contact us directly if you have any questions or concerns that cannot be found on this page.

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