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Why Do Honey Bees Sting!

Did you know that approximately 1 in 3 people are afraid of stinging insects? These people become very anxious when in the vicinity of wasps, bees or any other stinging critters. Interestingly only about 2% of humans have life-threatening symptoms or reactions to stings. It is important to note that the venom that accompanies a…

Our New River Street Store!

Working at Savannah Bee is always exciting due to the fact that there is always so much going on. The latest exciting piece of news for Savannah Bee is the expansion of our River Street store! Savannah Bee on River Street has expanded into the store next door, which used to be Kids Ahoy, a…

Burr Comb

It’s enough to get me anxious just saying it out loud. Burr comb essentially means that I have not done my job as a beekeeper correctly, or that something is wrong inside my hive. Either of these answers are not something that I want to deal with when I open one of my bee hives….

Acacia Honey Ice Cream

What You Will Need 4 egg yolks (separate from whites) 1 cup of Savannah Bee Acacia Honey 1/8 teaspoon iodized salt 3 cups of heavy cream or half and half 1/8 teaspoon pure vanilla What to Do Whisk together egg yolks, vanilla, salt and Acacia honey in a small to medium mixing bowl. In a…

Holy City Brewing and Savannah Bee Team Up!

One of the neatest things about working for Savannah Bee is the occasional collaborative work we get to do with other unique and interesting small businesses. Recently our outstanding Georgia Wildflower honey was used by Holy City Brewing Company, an award winning craft brewery in Charleston, South Carolina, to brew their Honeycomb Over Double IPA…

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…

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