Here is a link to a "summary" document (52 pages ) on sales and use tax in Tennessee. Honey is considered a "food or food product", and therefore subject to sales tax, but if you apply for an "Agricultural Sales and Use Tax Certificate of Exemption" there are agricultural exemptions for certain purchased items, and farmer sales [think honey] direct to consumers is exempt from sales tax in certain situations.
If your farm property is at least 15 acres, there is a possibility of reduced property taxes if you meet certain conditions, including reporting at least $1500 gross farm annual income. The link below is from Knox County, but the rules are the same statewide.
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