The Honey Man participates as a fixture in Titusville events
Lancin Williams knows that his customers will like his orange blossom honey.
Among the vendors at most Titusville events, Lancin Williams, a North Brevard licensed honey processor, can be seen offering his local honey for sale.
He does not hawk his wares by calling out to passersby. He displays his product and lets its quality speak for itself. Word of Lancin’s Honey and Alzeta Enterprises (named for Williams’ aunt) has spread.
“Lancin is a quiet-mannered man who has become an institution at events here,” said Marcia Gaedcke, the president of the Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce. “We call him the Honey Man.”
Although he recently sold his hives because operating 20 of them became overwhelming, Williams said he will continue offering his honey for sale.
In addition to his extensive knowledge of bees and honey, Williams is well-known, liked and respected. Much of this was earned during the years he worked at North Brevard schools.
“I was a hall monitor at Astronaut High School, a basketball coach at Titusville High School and head custodian at Madison Middle School,” he said.
Now retired from the school system, Williams fondly remembers the students, teachers, parents and co-workers he met during those years. They often pause at his booth for a chat.
Williams’ passion for bees and honey began as a hobby and helping a friend remove a hive from inside a cinderblock wall. He worked with honey production for 26 years.
The result was orange blossom honey, thanks to orange trees in a nearby grove.
Williams started out wearing protective gear, but eventually put it down. The many bee stings he sustained left him immune.
“I was stung every day,” he said.
Joecufus Blow worked with Williams at Madison Middle School.
“He was a great custodian and I wish he was still working here,” Blow said.
Blow highly recommends Williams’ honey.
For information, call the Honey Man at 321-749-3228.