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Thai Honey-Sesame Glazed Chicken Wings

Serves: 6 Cooking Time: 60-70 minutes Ingredients: Nonstick vegetable oil spray 2 cups honey Savannah Bee Orange Blossom Honey ¾ cup tamari ¾ cup Thai fish sauce ½ cup fresh lime juice ½ cup + ¼ cup packaged Thai Rub 1 tablespoon dried crushed chili, taste and add to heat preference 3 cloves garlic 48…

Do Bees Get Too Hot During the Summer?

At Savannah Bee we are frequently asked how honeybees manage hive temperatures during hot summer months. Although bees are tolerant of temperatures well into the mid-nineties, they really do not like it much hotter. For resources or conditions such as light availability, water availability, and temperature all species have an optimal zone or range. At…

Growing Up Eating Honey in the South

  Southerners are spoiled in so many ways, beautiful weather, great mountains, warm sandy beaches, and friendly people to mention just a few. Another, not so obvious way southern folk are spoiled is that we all grow up eating the world’s best honey! The rich soils and temperate climate of the southeastern United States are…

Can You Spot The Queen?

“Can you spot the Queen?” If I had a dime for every single time I heard that line when someone walks into the store, man I could buy a ton of honey. I love having the observation hive at the showroom store. It is a great way for kids to come and learn about bees,…

Exploring the Beehive

Exploration of the Beehive - Very simply, a beehive is the home of the honey bee colony. Technically speaking the term beehive refers to a man made structure designed to house domesticated honey bee colonies. Artificial beehives serve two basic functions as far as humans are concerned. They are designed to produce honey of course, but…

Let’s Meet the Honeybee!

In order to understand any living organism we must look and see “who” this critter really is. The term taxonomy refers to the scientific study of classification.  18th century, Swedish naturalist, Carolus Linnaeus developed the classification system binomial nomenclature which is still practiced universally today. His taxonomic system uses two names to identify every organism,…

Spinach Salad with Warm Sourwood Bacon Dressing

Ingredients: 8 ounces young spinach 2 large eggs 8 slices Sourwood Drenched Bacon 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon of sugar 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard 4 large white mushrooms 1 small onion, very thinly sliced Directions: Remove the stems from the spinach and wash, drain and pat dry. Place into a large mixing…

Lighting A Bee Smoker

Inspiration is needed to light or reignite the Soul. Inspiration- from Latin inspirare- literally “to breathe in”   I’m running down the road huffing, trying to maintain a regular breath. Summer officially begins in a few days and starts a new Season. I’m full to the brim, overflowing with work and family. I feel like…

Honey Glazed Sweet Potato Chips

Makes 6 servings Ingredients: 2 (about 1-1/4 lbs.) sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 2 Tablespoons Savannah Bee Orange Blossom honey 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon Makes 6 servings Arrange potato slices in a single layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet with sides. Combine butter and honey in a small bowl;…

Honey Guacamole

Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed 1 Tablespoon lemon juice 1 Tablespoon Savannah Bee Sourwood Honey 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped Sea salt, to taste Mash avocados. Stir in lemon juice, honey and cilantro. Add sea salt to taste. Serve immediately with multi-grain tortilla chips. Recipe courtesy of The…

Carrots with Honey, Lemon Zest and Thyme

Ingredients: 8 carrots 1 1/2 tablespoons Savannah Bee Company Wildflower Honey 1/4 cup butter 6 thyme sprigs Salt and freshly ground black pepper Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon Peel the carrots and cut them into chunky slices on the diagonal. Place in a large sauté pan and pour over enough cold water to…

Land Beyond the Sea

Land Beyond the Sea It is a fantastic place filled with treasures, pleasures and dreams.  This place is where your wispy life’s aspirations live before you make them incarnate.  They reside over the horizon, and you have to believe in them so much that you will risk everything to find them.  This is when the…