While vacationing in New Orleans recently, we went on a swamp tour that took us on the Pearl River around Honey Island. Honey Island got it's name from the honey that was collected there from the tupelo trees growing on the island. Early beekeepers would gather the honey from hives in hollow trees. These days since there are still no roads going into the swamp beekeepers bring their colonies in by boat in the spring when the tupelo trees are in bloom.
You can see from the way I'm dressed we were there in winter so there are no leaves making it hard to see but I'm pointing to a tupelo tree growing in the water where the swamp meets the river. Tupelo trees have a short blooming season from late April to May and produce the only honey that does not crystallize.