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Savannah Bee Beeswax Lip Care

There’s been a lot of “buzz” lately about Savannah Bee’s new lip products – our beeswax lip balm tins with mood enhancing scents and our brand new orange ginger lip tint – and with good reason, too. The lip balm tins are fantastic – a great alternative to conventional lip balm sticks in three new…

Mead Series, Introduction to Mead, Mead Styles Part Three

The divine beverage of fermented honey, or mead, has a long and fascinating history. I have laid out the detailed history in my first two posts. Today I will explore the results of this varied cultivation of honey and microbiota that gives us the diverse group of meads we have today. They range from sweet…

Origin of the Honey Bee: Evolution Part One

As a young student I remember being completely fascinated with the concepts of biological evolution. The idea of catching a glimpse, although often incomplete, of an ancient time was very exciting to me. The “fossil record” is probably one of our most important tools in terms of imagining the plant and animal species that pre-date human…

Savannah Bee Honey

In today’s world it seems that trust in food has been lost and for many good reasons. As the saying goes, “you trust your mother but you still cut the cards”. And that is the approach that we take here at Savannah Bee Company. In the beginning I worked my hives, produced all the honey…

Savannah Bee Honey Oatmeal Holiday Cookies

  What You Will Need ¾ cup –  Savannah Bee Wildflower honey ¼ cup – sugar, light brown ¾ cup – butter 2 – eggs 1 teaspoon – vanilla extract 1 cup – all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon – baking soda 1 ½ teaspoon – salt 2/3 cup – rolled oats ½ cup – chopped walnuts…

Mead Series, Introduction to Mead, History Part Two

The history of mead is quite long. Seeing as how it’s origins are some twenty to forty thousand years ago I just skimmed the surface in my first post. Mead making was popular amongst the Egyptians, Greeks, Romans and many European peoples so there is much to tell. As I described in my earlier post…

Wildflower Honey: A Story Told By a Thousand Whispering Flowers

I have had quite a few people tell me that when they walk into a Savannah Bee Company store they are amazed. To most people, honey is honey. There is one type and you just buy the brand that is the better deal. Once they come into one of our stores, however, that all changes….

Training? Grab a Couple of Honey Straws!

This summer I thought about what I wanted to get accomplished for the upcoming fall and winter seasons and one of my bucket list ideas was to run a half marathon. So, I put my thoughts and words into action and signed up for the Savannah Rock N’ Roll half marathon here in downtown Savannah…

SmartWomen Love Savannah Bee!

Last week was an exciting week because Savannah Bee Company was asked to be a vendor at the 12th Annual SmartWomen Expo and Luncheon at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in downtown Savannah. The SmartWomen Luncheon and Expo is the annual fundraiser for St. Joseph’s/Chandler’s Mary Telfair Women’s Hospital, with the goal of…

Why You Should Try Honey and Cinnamon

The weather is getting cooler, there’s the feel of fall in the air, and if you’re like me and you live in Charleston, SC it’s been raining for what seems like forever. In other words, now is a great time to be boosting your immune system. A not-so-new craze has recently come to my attention…

Mead Series: Introduction to Mead, Part One: History

This is the first in a series of posts on mead. The first discussion of mead will answer basic questions – what is mead? Where did it come from? In future posts I will go into the different styles, traditions, and present day interpretations. First, what is mead exactly? According to one viewpoint it is…

The Honey Bee Is The Glue That Holds It All Together

Working with honey bees gives you the unique opportunity to look inside a complex system of interactions. Some scientists classify a colony of social insects as a “superorganism.” This is because the members of the colony act with singular purpose. All of the activities of the individual are executed for the benefit of the colony….

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