There is a buzz around South Florida Raw Honey.
It's a business started in a back yard, selling honey to coffee shops and restaurants in Miami.
Beekeeper Ian Wogan checks his backyard boxes daily. His hives house an estimated 1.5 million bees.
”Palmetto Bay produces some beautiful, beautiful honey,” said Wogan.
He produces a lot, too: about 200 gallons a week. One of his boxes can yield 25 pounds of honey.
Wogan started out giving honey to friends and family members.
”And I started having people ask me, 'Where can I get some of this? Can I buy some from you? How do I get some of this? Because it's incredible,'" said Wogan.
Word spread, and South Florida Raw Honey was born. He sold some to Wolfe's Wine Shoppe.
"We've had numerous people say, 'Oh, wow, this is amazing,' and then buy it on the spot," said Jeffrey Wolfe, of Wolfe's Wine Shoppe.
Wogan also sells to Panther Coffee in Wynwood and Sustain at Midtown, where it's part of the Artisan Cheese Plate.
"Oh my goodness, this looks amazing," said customer Rebecca Robinson. "It was excellent, very floral, very bright, beautiful with the cheese."
Wogan said the variety of flowers and trees in southern Miami-Dade County gives his bees plenty of different pollen to choose from, which makes unusual flavor combinations.
He said he is not surprised about the buzz his honey is generating.
"To see it grow into something that's becoming a business is not surprising, just not expected," said Wogan.
Expect to see more of Wogan's honey. He's working on a plan to make South Florida Raw Honey available on the Internet.