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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 States…

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…

Fascinating Honey Tales: Honeydew and Pine Honey

A few years ago there was a story that surfaced online about honeybees gathering the sugar water from an M&M factory and making multicolored honey. It was passed around the office here for a while and ended up on more than one computer as the background. The colors were impressive but the most interesting part…

Sweeter Together – Reward Yourself for Bee-ing the Change

Some things in life really are sweeter together. Take for example milk and cookies, spaghetti and meatballs, coco and marshmallows, and our newest favorite dark chocolate and honey. As we turn the page on another January it is time to reflect on the positive progress we have all made this month and reward ourselves for…

Heart Healthy Tybee Island Honey Caviar

This great recipe is a rendition of the popular Texas Caviar, a delicious and fresh Texmex style dish. The concept is basically the same but with island flare – aka honey and coconut. This dish makes a great side dish, dip, or filling for a fresh and energizing Caribbean style wrap. Please Note: Your Tybee…

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…

Bee Immune: Naturally Boosting Your Immune System

The human immune system is very complex. We often hear people describing their immune system as strong or weak. We also hear that some activities may boost our immune system while others may lower our immune response. What is the truth behind the optimal functioning of this complex system and are there ways we might…

Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey Tonic: A Deeper Dive

Over the last 25 days I have been drinking an apple cider vinegar and honey tonic as an experiment and also as part of our Winter Health Series. My healthy resolution for 2015 was to add as many healthy habits into my daily life as possible without making a whole lot of sacrifice. I am…

Honey and Cinnamon

If you’re aiming to work on your health this New Year, here is a super easy suggestion, try taking a spoonful of honey and cinnamon every day. The alleged health benefits range from boosting to your immune system to curing cancer. We’re not saying that all that is true, but hey, with promises like that,…

Can Raw Honeycomb Help With My Allergies?

It has to be one of the most asked questions by our customers in Savannah Bee stores, “Can raw honey help with my allergies?” The answer is most definitely, yes! Although there has not been too much research conducted on the effects of honey on pollen allergies, the few studies that have been completed show…