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Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Tupelo Honey

Fig lovers are well-versed in the art of patience. These dainty little fruits – which are actually inverted flowers – are available only from June through July and again from August to October. This relatively limited season makes these treats especially coveted. In this dish, goat cheese and Savannah Bee Company’s Tupelo honey come together…

Available October First – Acacia Honeycomb Jars!

Available Now, Raw Acacia Honeycomb Jars! This post was written just before the release of this incredible product in the fall of 2015. Savannah Bee honeycomb jars are back and better than ever! We’ve brought back a top-selling honey product after five years. This time, it is an Acacia honeycomb, suspended in a hexagonal jar, filled with…

The River Street Mead Bar Experience

  Savannah Bee’s second mead bar opened at our River Street location at the end of August. I gave it a month before taking a proper inspection. I can report that it is thriving. When I showed up on a recent Sunday evening, there was one or two inquisitive shoppers eyeing the mead. By the…

Beginning Beekeeping: Using A Bee Smoker

Greeting from Savannah Bee! A bee smoker is an iconic beekeeping tool. Beekeepers have been using some variety of bee smoker for thousands of years. But, what exactly is a bee smoker and how does it help the beekeeper? In this episode of our Beginning Beekeeping video series, our apprentice beekeeper Usher explains the two…

Savannah Honey and Apple Rosettes

Is there anything more beautiful than a rose? Probably not, but these precious rosettes will give any dessert a run for its money. At this point, it’s no secret that I love Phyllo dough. It’s perfectly flaky and incredibly versatile. Today, I tried my hand at recreating the delicate petals of a rose, and I…

Beginning Beekeeping Series #5: Building A Honeycomb Frame

Greetings from Savannah Bee! When you decide to purchase components for your beehive, if you have a Langstroth hive, your list will definitely include honeycomb frames. Your honey bees will eventually fill these honeycomb frames with delicious honeycomb and honey!  Your honeycomb frames are designed to fit perfectly into your bee boxes (aka – supers). Once…

Biscuits and Bee Bread Honeycomb

Biscuits need no introduction. Comfort food of the South, flaky and buttery, biscuits are easy to incorporate into almost any meal. My favorite way to serve them is topped with bee bread honeycomb. Bee bread is nothing like it sounds: it’s simply pollen and nectar that bees have deposited directly into the cells of the…

The Difference Between Honey Bees, Bumble Bees, and Wasps?

One of the most cringe-worthy things for a beekeeper is the constant misconception people have about honey bees being these evil insects that deliberately sting. Whether it’s the sting you get at a summer cookout, whilst gardening, or by the pool, it’s most likely not the honey bee that has been the culprit all these…

Beginning Beekeeping Series #4 The Langstroth Hive

Greetings from Savannah Bee! It’s time again for another edition of Beginning Beekeeping with Usher Gay. Episode #4 explores the Langstroth Hive, one of the most popular hive styles in the world. What are the advantages of keeping bees in a Langstroth hive and why is the Langstroth hive style preferred by most production beekeepers?…

Raw Honeycomb with Bee Bread

Bee Bread is really the term for pollen that has made it into the beehive, been mixed with nectar to sweeten and preserve it and packed down into the individual honeycomb cells for storage. Some people think the bees collect the pollen to make honey, which they actually make from the nectar of a flower,…

Whipped Honey with Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

Around this season, pumpkins make their annual pilgrimage into our neighborhood bakeries, local Starbucks, and seasonal restaurant dishes. While these New World gourds can be found (and tasted!) almost anywhere you look, one thing is for sure: pumpkin-inspired dishes taste better when they’re homemade. I created this pumpkin bread recipe with Savannah Bee Company’s Whipped…

Beginning Beekeeping Video #3: Components of a Beehive

Greetings from Savannah Bee! Check out the third installation of our Beginning Beekeeping video series. This short video takes a closer look at the actual beehive and the various hive parts or components. Join our very own apprentice beekeeper Usher as he breaks down an actual beehive. Let us know if you have any questions about…