Honey in West Virginia

By Candace Nelson - 10:21 PM

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In 2017, the United States produced 148 million pounds of honey. West Virginia totaled 240,000 pounds of honey in 2017, an increase of 80,000 pounds from the previous year. Honey has become a staple of the local food movement because its distinctive taste is based on  its origin. The focus on local foods and the role of restaurants in tourism have supported growth in the honey market. In addition, as health food trends supporting natural sweeteners have become more popular, the “pure” nature of honey has made it more of a mainstay in the  weetener market. Groups like the Appalachian Beekeeping Collective, which train new  beekeepers to become entrepreneurs, have been useful in getting coal miners back to work.

There are so many great honeys that come from the Mountain State that I want to try them all. Do you know a producer who has product for sale? Who else do I need to add to this list? 

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