Tulip Tree : Tulip Tree and Honey

The flowers of the Tulip Tree produce a very sweet nectar that draws honey bees specifically in Tennessee and Kentucky.  The regions that produce the best honey from the Tulip Tree are generally from Southern New England to Southern Michigan, as well as the Gulf States east of the Mississippi.  Though the Tulip Tree flowers only produce nectar for a short time, the tree has an abundance of them, which allow the bees to pollinate the flowers easily.  From this nectar the bees are able to produce a heavy honey that has an amber color. Though the honey is a very dark color, it is not as strong as is usual with honeys that have such a color.  This honey is very high in antioxidants and is a popular type of honey in the Southern United States.  The honey from the Tulip Tree is mainly used for cooking and baking purposes.