Sweet on Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. in LaBelle, Florida

It's Honey, Honey and More Honey at Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. in LaBelle, Floridaopens IMAGE file

It’s Honey, Honey and More Honey at Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. in LaBelle, Florida

Spotting jars of local, golden honey I’m like a…well. Like a fly on honey. I initially noticed the opens in a new windowHarold P. Curtis Honey Co. when driving along Florida SR 29 through LaBelle sometime last year. I saw the “Honey” sign and jars of honey in the window of a stand-alone building that looked as though it was built in the early 1900s. I almost expected a cowboy to saunter out.

An entire store devoted to honey? How cool is that? I’m a fan of the sweet liquid gold because it’s a unique food item representing a destination, it’s consumable and honey is good for you! And here in opens in a new windowrural Florida was what looked like a little nifty shop selling nothing but honey.

Aren't These Honey Bears Sweet?

Aren’t These Honey Bears Sweet?

Fast forward to last weekend when I took the parents to the opens in a new windowLaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival (and armadillo race) and ended up watching the parade while standing in front of the SAME honey store I saw months ago. SUH-WEET!

Sweet honey bears lined the window begging me to come in and explore the store. Inside were jars of honey in a variety of flavors as orange blossom, mangrove and sea grape and a tasting station to sample all. There was also beeswax, candy made with honey and other locally-made products. Decor was modest, a little rustic and authentic for a Florida honey shop with wood shelving and concrete floors.

Two jars of honey made the trek back home with me – orange blossom and mangrove. If you’re wondering if you can really tell the difference in flavors, the answer is yes. Each flavor is distinct. I’m not a honey connoisseur so I won’t elaborate but yes, each honey variety is unique.

LaBelle is located about an hour east of Fort Myers and offers plenty to do, including the wonderful Harold P. Curtis Honey Co. Visit the opens in a new windowHendry County Tourism website for a list of things to do, where to stay and where to play.

Harold P. Curtis Honey Co.
355 North Bridge St. (SR 29)
LaBelle, Fla. 33975
Tel: 863-675-9097
opens in a new windowwww.curtishoney.com
Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Author: Jenn

Jennifer A. Huber is an award-winning travel and outdoor blogger and writer in Southwest Florida. Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led her to a career path in the tourism industry for more than 30 years. She spent a decade with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley, and Everglades National Parks. She founded the travel blog, SoloTravelGirl.com with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely. The unexpected death of her former husband in 2008 reminded her how short life is. His passing was a catalyst for sharing her experiences with the goal of inspiring and empowering others to travel solo. Jennifer holds a Travel Marketing Professional certification from the Southeast Tourism Society, is a certified food judge, member of the NASA Social community, and alum of the FBI Citizens Academy. When not traveling, she is either in the kitchen, practicing her photography skills, or road tripping with her dog, Radcliff.

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