Local honey adding flavor to high school team spirit

In the small Jasper County town of Roganville, there sits the old Roganville High School. The building has been transformed into a honey manufacturer.

Ted Brack's father bought and restored the old high school and used his retirement money to begin the honey bee business.

The Brack family has a long history of making homemade honey right here in Southeast Texas and now they're taking it a step further by creating honey named after our local high schools.

From start to finish, hometown honey is made in two small rooms.

"We use the select honey from the Golden Triangle which is only produced from April and May where orange blossoms and peach blossoms and rose petals produce pollen," said Brack.

When pollen is produced, bees get to business. Bee boxes are then brought into the warehouse from all over the area.  They're then placed onto a machine where they're cut. From there, they go into one of two circular spinners.

"Once it's full, we put it on and it turns like a washing machine and all the honey comes out of the frame," said Brack.

The honey flows through the pipes into storage tanks. From there, it's placed into jars, colored then labeled to represent Southeast Texas high schools.

"The purity of high school football in Southeast Texas is precious," said Brack.

Brack was born and raised in a place he calls the football capital of the world. His hometown honey is his way of helping kids start eating healthy.

"This honey is untouched. It is pure and this is the highest grade of honey that there is," he said.

The Bracks came up with the idea when a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer and they began making pink honey for breast cancer awareness.

All profits from the honey will go to local non-profit organizations.

The high school honey is just now hitting store shelves. But, the company isn't done yet.

Coming soon to a store near you, fragranced lotion for men and women will be sold that is made with real honey and cocoa butter.

Brack teamed up with former NFL running back Ladainian Tomlinson, whose initials are on the bottles.

The high school honey can be purchased at Hernandez Distribution in Groves.


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