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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?…

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…

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…

The Many Faces of Wildflower Honey

Wildflower honey is something that I believe everyone has probably seen, but most do not really understand. I am sure that they get the general concept but not the whole incredible wildflower honey picture. Everyone knows that it is honey, produced from the nectar, that the bees have gathered from multiple flower sources or varieties….

News From the Savannah Bee Apiary and Bee Garden

The Savannah Bee, bee garden is crazy right now. Nectar is flowing and our honey bees are super busy. Supers (bee boxes) are stacked high, and overall, I am very pleased with our bee’s current progress. Recently, I have been asked several times when we are going to harvest our bee garden honey. Luckily, we will…

Heather Honey

Here at Savannah Bee Company we are interested in everything honey and  honey bee. For example, we love to discover rare and precious monofloral  honey varietals. To us in the United States, honey from the heather plant is a rather rare find. To the residents of Scotland, it is common and has a long and interesting…

The Langstroth Hive

When we talk about beehives, there are two very general but very different categories that need to be considered; wild or natural hives and artificial or man-made hives. A wild hive is typically found in a natural cavity, natural hollow or enclosure. Wild hives can be found in crevices on cliff faces or hollow sections…

An Update From the Savannah Bee Apiary

  It always amazes me how fast winter gives way to summer in Savannah, Georgia. January and February are cold gray months around here, March is a transitional month and then – boom – April brings humidity and temperatures in the 80’s. As a result of this speedy seasonal transition, this is an incredibly active…

The American Chestnut and the Loss of a Fantastic American Honey

Imagine arriving in North America as an early colonist in the 1700’s. The eastern United States was so vastly different than it is today. Instead of the sprawling cities and the huge tracks of tamed and managed land, this part of the world was an absolute wilderness. Even the remaining pieces of wild land we…

The New Buzz: Umckaloabo

Over the last year or so we have been working hard to perfect the formula of our Propolis Throat Spray. We tested countless formulations of this spray until we found the perfect recipe. The final formula, that is now available for sale, contains only five ingredients. In addition, three of these five ingredients are active…

What Makes the Honey Flow!

What makes the honey flow? This question seems simple enough, but if you take a closer look, you will see that the answer is actually very complex. During the late winter and early spring those of us in the honey business start to really look forward to the honey flow. Each year is completely different…

What Ever Became of the Drunken Bee?

With Saint Patrick’s Day upon us, most of us look forward to wearing unhealthy amounts of green, attending parades and parties, and of course, St. Patrick’s day isn’t complete without a little drinking.  While out with friends, enjoying this wonderful excuse to party on a Tuesday night, feel free to mention this crazy article all…