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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…

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…

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…

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…

Brewing Beer with Honey: The Art of Fermentation

The lines between mead, wine and beer are not always too distinct. I believe classifications are defined in part to make the marketing of alcoholic beverages easier to manage. The educated consumer wants to know what they are purchasing. If the drink was made with fermented grains it becomes beer, grapes or other fruits, wine…

Winter in the Beehive

  For many of us the Holiday season is a very busy time of year. We spend our days preparing gifts for love ones and food for special holiday dinners and celebrations. We attend school Christmas plays, parades, office parties, and special religious services. With all the hustle and bustle of the season, it is…

The Origin of the Honey Bee: Part Three, Humans and Bees

According to the Theory of Evolution, human beings, Homo sapiens that is, evolved roughly two and a half million years ago. It is thought that our human lineage diverged from some primate ancestor around this time. Although this makes sense chronologically, no fossil evidence has been discovered directly connecting the primate species of this time…

Origin of the Honey Bee: Evolution Part Two, Plant – Pollinator Co-evolution

Evolution is defined most basically as “change over time.” There are many, many factors that may drive or influence the process of biological evolution. One of the most important factors dictating this change over time is the home environment of the species in question. Take for example mammals living in the arctic or tundra regions….

Honey Bees, Beetles and an Observation Hive

The observation Hive at our Wilmington Island location is a special treat for almost everyone that comes to our store. The indoor hive is a nine honeycomb frame, glass encased box that is hung on an inside wall of the Savannah Bee Showroom. The bees are able to come in and out via a small…

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…

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