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How Do Honey Bees Communicate?

Honey bees belong to the scientific classification order hymenoptera. Maybe you remember a guy from your middle school science class named Carolus Linnaeus? Linnaeus was a botanist who lived during the 1700’s. He is credited with the development of the modern system of species classification lovingly referred to as binomial nomenclature. Now binomial nomenclature sounds…

Savannah Bee Helps Sea Turtles!

Jekyll Island: an exotic feeling getaway close to home with beaches, amazing landscape, and best of all, it is home to the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. I bet most of you didn’t know that the sea turtle center uses our Savannah Bee Company Bee Buddies honey for rehabilitation purposes during the turtles stay at the…

The Labor of Honey Bees

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others” – Saint John Chrysostom – (archbishop of Constantinople, 347-407)   Honeybees work hard, which ultimately ends up bee-ing good for all of us! One beehive will make 500,000,000 visits to flowers in the course of one year,…

Savannah Bee Blackberry Lemonade

What You Will Need 2 cups of fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 10 lemons) 1/2 cup fresh blackberrys 1 cup of Savannah Bee Honey for Tea 8 cups of filtered water (about 2 quarts) What to Do Slice the lemons in half and juice. I can usually get a cup of lemon juice from 5…

What is the Bee Cause Project?

  One of the best things about working at Savannah Bee Company is that we are trying to make a difference that lasts. Ted Dennard, the owner and founder of Savannah Bee, started something called The Bee Cause Project with a dream of putting 1,000 observation hives like we have in the Wilmington Island store…

Sourwood Honey

In the Southern section of the Appalachian Mountains, there is a tree that honey bees use to create one of the most interesting honeys in the world. With a rich, smooth taste that has hints of maple and caramel, Sourwood honey is a staple in many people’s kitchens around the Southeast. Sourwood trees blossom in…

Honey-Curry Sweet Potato Soup

What you will need! 1 Tablespoon – extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) 1 – onion, finely chopped 4 medium-sized cloves – garlic, chop finely or use garlic press 6 cups (48 oz) -  vegetable stock 1.5 lb. – sweet potatoes, peel and chop 1 medium size -  potato (russet or yukon gold), peeled and chopped…

Gold Reserve Tupelo Honey

Hi and thanks for taking a moment to learn more about the Gold Reserve Tupelo honey. Basically I’ve been making Tupelo honey for around 17 years and for whatever reason the honeybee or the Tupelo angels shined on one of the bee yards last year. What makes it so special? Never have I seen the…

Sensitive Skin Royal Jelly Body Butter – Staff Review

Who would’ve thought that Savannah Bee could improve on such an awesome product as the Royal Jelly Body Butter? It’s a top-selling body care product in retail stores, it’s been featured in multiple magazines, it has countless customer rave reviews, and all anyone has to do to fall in love with it is dab some…

Monofloral vs. Polyfloral Honey Varieties

Although there are many varieties, categories, and sub-categories of honey, all honey types can be divided into 2 general groups – polyfloral honeys and monofloral honeys. Polyfloral honey types are produced by honey bees using nectar from many different flower sources. Alternatively, honey bees produce monofloral honey types from the nectar of one flower species….

National Honey Bee Day

You may be asking yourself, “What in the world is National Honey Bee Day?” Let’s take a look! National Honey Bee Day was first celebrated on August 22, 2009 and was also known as National Honey Bee Awareness Day. National Honey Bee Day started as a grassroots effort designed to educate people about honeybees, beekeepers,…

We have a new Royal Jelly Body Butter!

This one is labeled for sensitive skin but is great for every skin. What is the difference? 1. There is no rose of clay and… 2. The fragrance differs from blackberry; it is chamomile and myrrh with a hint of lemon. Why? Royal Jelly Body Butter has been extremely popular since we introduced it in…