Pure Tupelo Honey from Wewahitchka, Florida Since 1898


The Lanier family has been harvesting Tupelo honey from hives in the Apalachicola River swamps for three generations, with L.L. Lanier, Sr. beginning the tradition more than 110 years ago. L.L. Lanier, Jr. apprenticed with his father, and assumed the leadership role in the family business in the 1940's. Always ready to spin a yarn about the hardships and the joys of beekeeping, L.L. Lanier Jr.'s name has become synonymous with Tupelo Honey.

As one would expect, his son Ben followed in the steps of his father and grandfather before him. Ben and Glynnis Lanier operate the family business today, tending what has become more than 900 hives, and assuring the quality of the unique specialty honey the Lanier family has provided for more than a century. Ben has made a reputation for himself as a beekeeper, and was asked to provide consulting services for "Ulee's Gold", a movie by award-winning Tallahassee filmmaker Victor Nunez, released in June 1997.