Wewahitchka FL Homes for Sale
Welcome to Wewahitchka Florida
Wewahitchka is a city located in Gulf County, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 1,722. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 1,703.
There is lots of water access in Wewahitchka. There are rivers, lakes and streams with some of the best fresh water fishing in the world. There are many areas to launch a boat to enter the river and head for the Gulf of Mexico. And the beautiful beaches of Mexico Beach and Cape San Blas are a short drive away.
If you are looking for a home, acreage, a farm or a lot for building then contact one of our professionals with Coastal Realty Group. We have many parcels that are waterfront.
Wewahitchka is the site of one of Florida’s largest beekeeping operations, the Lanier family’s, whose three-generation business was the host and consultant for the filming of Ulee’s Gold, a movie starring Peter Fonda about a beekeeper whose “gold” is tupelo honey.
The Annual Tupelo Honey Festival occurs on the third Saturday of May with the purpose of celebrating a type of honey native to the Florida region. It is an event where people can gather to taste and purchase tupelo honey and learn about the art of its creation.
Tupelo honey comes from the tupelo gum tree, a tree belonging to the genus Nyssa. Located in the southeast United States, these trees are particularly prominent in parts of Northwest Florida. Simple and well adjusted to areas prone to flooding; tupelo gum trees can thrive in the wetlands and marshes of Florida. Some tupelo trees are also found outside the U.S. in eastern Mexico, south Canada, China, Malaysia, and the Himalayas.
Though located in a variety of places, the heart of the tupelo gum tree belongs to Florida. Northwest Florida is the main producer of Tupelo honey with the Florida Panhandle handling most production. In this region, beekeepers produce tupelo honey by keeping beehives on the edge of swamps or near rivers on elevated platforms or floatation devices. This helps the honeybees enter and produce the honey from nectar of flowers without flooding the hives.
Tupelo honey is typically very light, with a mild and brisk flavor. It granulates very slowly and, for this reason as well as its taste, it is a favorite type among honey lovers. The demand for real tupelo honey allows it to be sold at a premium rate. When the harvest for Tupelo honey is in full swing, the crop can be worth as much as a million dollars annually.
Tupelo honey, like other types of honey, goes beyond taste. True Tupelo honey is fat free, healthy, and even some diabetics are allowed to consume it at their physician’s discretion. It may also help in other areas of health.
In folklore, honey is a consistent homeopathic remedy, deemed useful for topical application. Scientists have now discovered there is some fact to this lore. Because honey has high acidity and low water activity, it acts as an antibacterial force, mirroring the tasks of Hydrogen peroxide.
Tupelo honey may also benefit people inside their bodies. Full of polyphenols, honey has the potential to fill the body with antioxidants. These antioxidants can reduce colon damage in people who have colitis. It may also help improve digestion, strengthen immunity, and lower cholesterol.