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Pan-Fried Fish with Honey and Lime

A quickly prepared dish of strips of assorted fish (include some salmon for color) with just a hint of honey in the sauce. For a main course, serve with fresh pasta and zucchini. Ingredients: peel and juice of lime 2lb assorted fish filets salt and pepper 2 tbsp butter 1 1/4 cups light or whipping…

Gluten-free, Nut-free Honey Granola

by Ross Sveback on March 5, 2013: I have so many friends that have gluten and nut allergies that it was time for me to start creating recipes with them in mind. I love crunchy, granola-topped Greek yogurt drizzled with honey, so I wanted to make granola using Savannah Bee honey my favorite. This granola…

Honey Jalepeno Chicken

Makes 4 servings, Ingredients: 1/2 red jalapeno pepper, stemmed, seeded & chopped (1 tsp) 1/4 cup Savannah Bee Wildflower honey, divided 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 boneless chicken breast halves 1 medium tomato, peeled, seeded and diced 1/2 cup minced red onion 1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper 12 Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped 1…

Low Country, What?

One morning at the farmers market a little boy came to the Savannah Bee booth and gave me a flyer for the Wilmington Island Farmers Market 2nd Annual Low Country Boil. Now I am a Michigan born and raised girl who just moved down to Savannah a couple of months ago, so when I heard…

Asian-Style Noodles with Spicy Honey Grilled Chicken

Makes 6 servings 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 cups (8 oz.) broccoli florets 1 small red bell pepper, cut into thin slices 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced 1 package (9 oz.) Asian style noodles 2 green onions 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup Savannah…

Adios Market Season

Well the farmers market on Wilmington Island has officially closed for the summer. Being able to go to the farmers market this season was a great way to spend my Saturday mornings, but to be able to be a vendor and sell Savannah Bee products made it even better. I remember going to the market…

What is Honeycomb?

What is honeycomb? Honeycomb is a cluster of repeating hexagonal beeswax cells that fill the interior of a  honeybee beehive. While adequate, this definition raises more questions than it actually answers. Let’s take a closer look at this miraculous substance and its ingenious design! Why the hexagon? Honeybees are not unique in their selection of the…

The Waggle Dance

A honey bee colony consists of tens of thousands of individual members, each having a specific role within the context of the “superorganism.” Communication among colony members is a very important part of a healthy and productive hive. Honey bees utilize two basic methods of communication to distribute pertinent information: behavior and the production of…

So What’s the Big Deal About Parabens?

Lately, it seems there has been a lot of fuss about chemicals known as parabens. Parabens are a class of chemicals that have historically been used preservatives throughout the cosmetic industry.

The Worker Bee

The Worker Bee - All worker bees are female. However, worker bees are unable to reproduce (eusocial). Worker bees play a critical role in nearly all colony activities. Worker bees visit flowers collecting pollen and nectar. Pollen is collected on the back legs of workerbees. These pollen baskets or corbicula are transported back to the colony. Back…

The Drone Bee

The Drone Bee - A honeybee colony is primarily female. Male bees, or drones make up a small percentage of a colony. Typically drones numbers range from 300-3000 depending on the maturity of the colony. A strong colony can exceed 80,000 individuals in the summer. Procreation is the primary function of the drone. The drones are…

The Queen Bee

The Queen - The Queen bee is the “life central” of the entire colony. The overall health or quality of the colony is ultimately a reflection of the overall health and vigor of the queen. The queen is the sole reproductively functional female of the entire hive. She is the only female with fully developed ovaries….