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Honey Variety Round-Up – Part 1 Monofloral Honey

You probably know that Savannah Bee produces and sells some of the very best honey in the world. You also probably know that we carry many different honey types or varieties. But, you might not know all the unique distinguishing characteristics of each Savannah Bee honey variety. You also may not know where these honey…

Sourwood Honey Season Is Upon Us!

It’s that time of year again when we start thinking about Sourwood honey. Sourwood honey is typically known as an Appalachian Mountain region honey. Although the range of the Sourwood tree (Oxydendrum arboreum) extends from Pennsylvania to Louisianna, stands large enough and concentrated enough to produce monofloral Sourwood honey are primarily found in the upland forest regions…

Handmade Honey Bar Soap

My customers often ask me – what are the main differences between commercially produced bar soap and handmade bar soap . There is almost always a significant cost difference between all-natural handmade soap and factory produced “commercial” or “big brand” bar soap. So, what gives! Interestingly, the difference in price and quality can basically be distilled…

Orange Blossom Honey

I really, really, really hope I don’t discourage any of my fellow Floridians, but oranges did not originate in the Sunshine State. You folks in Texas and California can also quit your grinning because they didn’t get their start in your states either. In fact, tracing the origin of oranges will take us to the…

Hive Life – The Honeybee Society

To me, the magic of beekeeping is that you get to experience the inner workings of a completely different society, the honeybee society.  We get so caught up in the idea of alien societies that exist in far off space, or past societies in our human history, without giving much thought to the complex societies…

The Top Bar Hive: New to the Bee Garden!

Did you know that Savannah Bee maintains an employee run apiary at our showroom and production facility on Wilmington Island just east of Savannah GA? We call it the Bee Garden. We use our little apiary to teach new employees the art of beekeeping. In addition, our customers can take tours of this facility to…

Pollination and the New Honey Season

It’s that time of year again when the weather warms and relationships formed by nature over millions of years snap into action. Every year around this time we set up our bee garden here at our Wilmington Island headquarters and every year I am amazed at the complexity and the beauty of the relationship between…

Beehives Through History: Infograph

Follow the evolution of the beehive through human history from ancient Egypt to modern day production beehives. Here at Savannah Bee we are currently using Langstroth, Warre, and Top-bar hives in our educational bee garden. Stop by and check them out next time you are in town!

Your Guide to Natural Oils

Many Savannah Bee body care products include naturally sourced oils for their natural benefits. Perhaps some of them sound familiar — but have you ever wondered exactly what they’re good for or how they benefit you? Here is a handy guide for your reference! Sunflower Oil The rich and balanced composition of nutrients in sunflower…

Next Generation Beekeepers

At this very moment, my organization, Bee Girl, is running a survey to help the beekeeping industry get a grasp on the beekeeper demographic in this country:  male, female, younger, older, how many hives, etc.  The last survey, conducted by Bee Culture Magazine in 2007, pointed to the fact that the average beekeeper is 70…

Boys of the Hive: All About Drones

Male honeybees, called drones, make up a very small population of a beehive.  This is largely because in the life of a honeybee, traditional gender roles are reversed! At the peak of the season, the average bee hive will contain about 100-200 drones.  They are considered very high maintenance and require being fed and cared…

The Buzz: Bee Venom

When you think of bees, your mind quickly jumps to a time you once got stung. Whether it was a traumatic event on the playground or a painful encounter in your garden, most people remember bee stings with painful clarity. While bee stings tend to be thought of negatively, there are many uses for bee…