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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…

Sneak Peek: Acacia Honeycomb – Coming Soon!

Available Now, Raw Acacia Honeycomb! This post was written just before the original release of this product in the fall of 2015. Savannah Bee Acacia honey has been a customer and staff favorite for many years. Acacia honey is prized around the globe for its delicate sweetness and its outstanding clarity. Pure Acacia honey is considered…

Tupelo Honey Lime Vinaigrette

I love a good vinaigrette, don’t you? I especially enjoy the versatility of the condiment – it can be used as a sandwich dressing, marinade for chicken, or on vegetables and salads. This honey lime vinaigrette can do it all. Where most dressings call for refined, processed sugars, I see an opportunity to swap in…

Beginning Beekeeping Video Series: #2 Finding the Right Hive

Greetings from Savannah Bee! Now that you have decided to learn more about beekeeping and possibly even start you own hive next year, what’s next? Check out this short beginning beekeeping video for some advice from our very own apprentice beekeeper Usher. Are you new to beekeeping? Did you start your first hive this year?…

Ancient Egyptian Beekeeping

By 5000 BCE, ancient Egypt had hit an agricultural gold mine. The rich soil of the Fertile Crescent, combined with the development of irrigation systems allowed for crops and flowers to flourish.  It was during this same time, that the world was introduced to the first form of organized beekeeping. In the Sun Temple of…

Pomegranate and Wildflower Honey Salsa Flatbread

Pomegranate is steeped in rich culture and tradition. In more contemporary context, however, this beautiful, jewel-toned fruit is super healthy and full of antioxidant qualities. This fresh take on flatbread has such versatile potential. Bright orange peel, sweet dried cranberries, and delicious Wildflower honey from Savannah Bee Company bring life to this age-old dish. Straight…