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Beginning Beekeeping Video #3: Components of a Beehive

Greetings from Savannah Bee! Check out the third installation of our Beginning Beekeeping video series. This short video takes a closer look at the actual beehive and the various hive parts or components. Join our very own apprentice beekeeper Usher as he breaks down an actual beehive. Let us know if you have any questions about…

Sneak Peek: Acacia Honeycomb – Coming Soon!

Savannah Bee Acacia honey has been a customer and staff favorite for many years. Acacia honey is prized around the globe for its delicate sweetness and its outstanding clarity. Pure Acacia honey is considered a white or very light honey variety. As a result of its color and clarity, Acacia honey is sometimes referred to…

Tupelo Honey Lime Vinaigrette

I love a good vinaigrette, don’t you? I especially enjoy the versatility of the condiment – it can be used as a sandwich dressing, marinade for chicken, or on vegetables and salads. This honey lime vinaigrette can do it all. Where most dressings call for refined, processed sugars, I see an opportunity to swap in…

Beginning Beekeeping Video Series: #2 Finding the Right Hive

Greetings from Savannah Bee! Now that you have decided to learn more about beekeeping and possibly even start you own hive next year, what’s next? Check out this short beginning beekeeping video for some advice from our very own apprentice beekeeper Usher. Are you new to beekeeping? Did you start your first hive this year?…

Ancient Egyptian Beekeeping

By 5000 BCE, ancient Egypt had hit an agricultural gold mine. The rich soil of the Fertile Crescent, combined with the development of irrigation systems allowed for crops and flowers to flourish.  It was during this same time, that the world was introduced to the first form of organized beekeeping. In the Sun Temple of…

Pomegranate and Wildflower Honey Salsa Flatbread

Pomegranate is steeped in rich culture and tradition. In more contemporary context, however, this beautiful, jewel-toned fruit is super healthy and full of antioxidant qualities. This fresh take on flatbread has such versatile potential. Bright orange peel, sweet dried cranberries, and delicious Wildflower honey from Savannah Bee Company bring life to this age-old dish. Straight…

Beginning Beekeeping Video Series: #1 Welcome

Greetings from Savannah Bee! As you might imagine, around here we talk about beekeeping a lot. That’s because Savannah Bee is so much more than just another company. Savannah Bee is a company built on the core principle of honoring and celebrating the magnificent honey bee. In fact, every person who joins the Savannah Bee…

Mead Sangria

Have you ever tried mead? It’s the oldest and most versatile form of alcohol known to man, yet it doesn’t receive as much recognition as other more traditionally served spirits. Commonly called “honey wine,” mead can take the form of many different alcoholic beverages depending on which yeast is used. I recently tried the Rosé…

New Mead Varieties at Savannah Bee

Savannah Bee’s mead program is thriving! Our first mead bar at Broughton Street had over 1,000 tastings in July. We’ve opened a second mead bar at the River street store. Bee on the lookout for a mead bar in Charleston! We’ve expanded our tasting selection from St. Ambrose still meads to include sparkling meads from…

From the Bee Garden: Wax Moths and Beetles

By now, you have probably heard of Colony Collapse Disorder. I am sure that you have read something online or seen it on the news somewhere. You may have even seen it on your social media in one of hundreds of groups that claim they found they reason for the decline in honey bee populations,…

Sourwood, Lovely Sourwood

Such a fickle bloom. It can grow a number of places, but the blooms only produce nectar in the Southern Appalachians. Even then you can really only make honey at  higher elevations, therefore,  the  window is extremely small for available bee yards capable of  making this beautiful honey, which is arguably the best in the…

Monks, Sugar, and Beeswax Candles

Beekeeping was an art of necessity in the early days of the craft. Honey, propolis, royal jelly, and beeswax were and still are very valuable products from the beehive. Honey was the primary sweetening agent during the 12th century and commonly used in mead making. Propolis and royal jelly were used medicinally both topically and…