City of Wewahitchka, Florida

Wewahitchka (called Wewa by locals) is a city in the Florida Panhandle. It is named for a Native American word meaning “water eyes” after its two round lakes that resemble eyes from above. It also borders the Dead Lakes, a beautiful place to catch fish or simply enjoy nature so named because of the cypress skeletons and stumps found here. Wewahitchka is home to one of the largest beekeeping operations in Florida, and a honey festival is held here every year in its honor.

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The Lanier family has been harvesting Tupelo honey from hives in the Apalachicola River swamps since 1898, bringing the unique qualities of the tupelo that can't be found anywhere else in the world. 

Bottling and selling raw and unfiltered honey from around the world with varieties produced from the honey bees in Florida. The Florida varieties include Cotton Honey, Holly Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Tupelo Honey, and Wildflower Honey. Smiley Honey also produces natural honey enriched skincare products, balms and beeswax products.