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Turn the Page on Winter

In Savannah GA we love the month of March for so many different reasons. We love the cool rain and fog at the beginning of the month. We love receiving our new bees and setting up our educational hives for the year. We love St. Patrick’s Day and the fabulous parade that winds through downtown…

What Spring Means for a Honey Bee

Groundhog Day came with unfortunate news for many this year, when the groundhog saw his shadow, and it foretold another cold six weeks of winter.  As those weeks slowly pass by, we all look eagerly to the telling and familiar signs of spring: longer days, warmer weather, sunshine, and signs of flowers beginning to bud….

Making Your Own Honey Mead: 1 Gallon Tupelo Dry Traditional Mead

If you enjoy consuming honey mead I have good news for you. You can create your own honey mead and it is quite easy to do. You will need to be patient, as unlike following a recipe for cooking most food, fermentation takes some time. You will not be able to taste the results right…

Fascinating Honey Tales! Leatherwood Honey

This post is another installation in our fascinating honey tales series. This series examines incredible honey tales from around the globe. We are interested in everything honey, from nectar source to honey harvest and all the great culture, lore and lifestyle surrounding this fantastic substance. In this post we take a closer look at Leatherwood…

Absence and the Heart: Savannah Bee Grows Up

As I write, I find myself on the rugged Pacific coast of Mexico. A small town of 2500 people, lots of great food and a constant supply of waves, Las Olas. This small paradise has blue waters and white foam capped walls sweeping in like slow hands on this Pacific clock. I can honestly say…

I’ll Ride That Orange Blossom Special

“Well, I’m going down to Florida and get some sand in my shoes. Or maybe Californy and get some sand in my shoes. I’ll ride that Orange Blossom Special and lose these New York blues” Sings Johnny Cash in an up-beat country tune written by Ervin T. Rouse and titled ‘The Orange Blossom Special’. The Orange Blossom…

Propolis Throat Spray

When we begin the process of new product formulation and development, especially products we feel support a healthy lifestyle, we always ask the question: How does our customer benefit by using this product? We focus on this question throughout the product development process because in the end we want our products to make our customers…

Spun Cinnamon Honey

  It’s finally here,  Spun Cinnamon Honey! This is something we have all been waiting for for a long time. But what is it? Spun honey is created when you have a honey that crystallizes very quickly (which happens when glucose sugars break down and form tiny crystals). By taking some of that crystallized honey and…

Brewing Honey Beer With Service Brewing Company

Last Wednesday I was invited (okay I invited myself) to the brewing of Service Brewing Company’s new spring seasonal Old Guard. This type of beer is technically known as a Bière de Garde, a northern French style of ale. Service Brewing Company used Savannah Bee Company Yaupon honey in the brew! Also, they cultivated the…

Tupelo Honey Body Wash: A Review

This Wednesday we are offering a very special buy one get one free promotion featuring our popular Tupelo Honey Body Wash. I started using the Honey Washes and Honey Lotions as soon as they were released a couple of years ago. The following is not just a “staff review” of the Tupelo Honey Body Wash,…

A Swap Meet for Honey Bee Pathogens!

I would like to take a moment to direct your attention to something that is happening right now that not many people are aware of. February is almond season, which means it is also honey bee season. Right now, in the Central Valley in California, two thirds of the honey bee colonies in the United…

Propolis – A Special Gift From The Honey Bee

Around Savannah Bee we are always talking about gifts from the hive. These gifts are substances produced by honey bees that have unique healing or protective qualities. The list of honey bee products includes honey, bee pollen, beeswax, royal jelly, bee venom, and the often overlooked propolis. Propolis is indeed a special gift from the…

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