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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….

Soulful, Cheerful, and Hopeful Lip Balm Tins!

One of the long-forgotten standby products of Savannah Bee Company is back – the Lip Balm Tins! Our product developers rediscovered this little treasure while flipping through the owner and founder of Savannah Bee company, Ted Dennard’s, original body care anthology. The tins have been updated with a fresh new design for each of the…

Acacia Honey

One of the reasons our stores are so popular with visitors to Savannah is our honey tasting bar. When you visit a Savannah Bee store you can sample all of our fantastic honey varieties while one of our honey educators provides information about each of the honeys origin, historical tidbits, and subtle flavor notes. It…

Honey – A Delicate Crop That Begins with Nectar

I love to go to the farmers’ market. I really like the idea of buying my favorite fruits and veggies directly from the farmers. It is so much fun making tomato pie and feasting on strawberries, blackberries, and watermelon during summer months. I enjoy making stews using winter squash and root vegetables as we move…

Winter White Honey

Have you ever tasted Savannah Bee Winter White honey? Winter White is our second best-selling honey, just behind Tupelo honey. The interesting thing is, we only ship Winter White honey October through May. We discontinue shipping this delicate creamed honey in hot months because it just doesn’t travel very well at higher temperatures. I guess…

Why Do Honey Bees Sting!

Did you know that approximately 1 in 3 people are afraid of stinging insects? These people become very anxious when in the vicinity of wasps, bees or any other stinging critters. Interestingly only about 2% of humans have life-threatening symptoms or reactions to stings. It is important to note that the venom that accompanies a…

Our New River Street Store!

Working at Savannah Bee is always exciting due to the fact that there is always so much going on. The latest exciting piece of news for Savannah Bee is the expansion of our River Street store! Savannah Bee on River Street has expanded into the store next door, which used to be Kids Ahoy, a…

Burr Comb

It’s enough to get me anxious just saying it out loud. Burr comb essentially means that I have not done my job as a beekeeper correctly, or that something is wrong inside my hive. Either of these answers are not something that I want to deal with when I open one of my bee hives….

Acacia Honey Ice Cream

What You Will Need 4 egg yolks (separate from whites) 1 cup of Savannah Bee Acacia Honey 1/8 teaspoon iodized salt 3 cups of heavy cream or half and half 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla What to Do Whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, salt and Acacia honey in a small to medium mixing bowl. In a…

Holy City Brewing and Savannah Bee Team Up!

One of the neatest things about working for Savannah Bee is the occasional collaborative work we get to do with other unique and interesting small businesses. Recently our outstanding Georgia Wildflower honey was used by Holy City Brewing Company, an award winning craft brewery in Charleston, South Carolina, to brew their Honeycomb Over Double IPA…

How Do Honey Bees Communicate?

Honey bees belong to the scientific classification order hymenoptera. Maybe you remember a guy from your middle school science class named Carolus Linnaeus? Linnaeus was a botanist who lived during the 1700’s. He is credited with the development of the modern system of species classification lovingly referred to as binomial nomenclature. Now binomial nomenclature sounds…