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New This Fall And A Sneak Peek

Autumn is a season of change in the life cycle of the honeybee and the organization of the colony. The energy shifts from full throttle honey production to scaling back hive activities and nectar collection so that the colony can begin preparing for the upcoming winter months. Similarly, activities around Savannah Bee change during the…

All The Pretty Beehives

Why in the world would anyone want to paint their beehive? That’s a valid question and there are several valid answers. The first and most pragmatic answer is that paint will help preserve the wood of your beehive. Painting a hive will help it stand up to the harsh elements of rain and snow if…

Tupelo Honey Date Walnut Bites

Did you know that honey is a very versatile sweetener? You probably already know that honey is a great substitute for refined sugar in coffee and tea, but did you know that honey is also perfect for baking, marinades, and all types of sauces? The following recipe is a no-bake delight that will supply you with…

Top 10 Ways You Can Save The Bees

You may remember the unfortunate die-off of millions of honeybees last month in South Carolina. Beekeepers saw their colonies rapidly fall after the widespread aerial spraying of the insecticide naled. This treatment was designed to kill mosquitoes known to carry the Zika virus. Since this happened, our customers have voiced their concern both in our stores…

Honey Butter Roasted Corn

Fall is finally here and it is time for some grilling. Savannah Bee Honey Roasted Corn is the perfect compliment to your favorite backyard entrée. This great seasonal side dish brings together the essence of sweet, salty, and best of all roasty, that will really set your barbecue apart.  The very best part about this great recipe is…

Royal Jelly – A Feast Fit For A Queen

Much like humans, a bee’s diet is a huge indication of what their body shape will eventually come to be. Worker bees, for instance, eat beebread (a combination of pollen and nectar) and honey.  This food gives them sustenance and strength to fly for miles while prohibiting them from developing reproductive glands. Drones, or the…

Honeybees and the Hexagon

How honeybees came to be mathematicians. The home of a honeybee is a palace of gold.  Wall to wall, honey gleams through the hive, casting with it the aroma of sweet earth, the nectar of two million flowers, and fresh warm beeswax.  Architecturally, a beehive’s perfect repeating hexagonal pattern is constructed more precisely than any…

Tupelo Honey Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

Great honey and flaky biscuits are two very popular things down here in the South. Mix those two together and you have a true Southern delicacy! I was raised in Tennessee and we were regularly served biscuits and honey for breakfast. As I have traveled in the southern states, I have realized that each region…

Honey Variety Round-Up – Part 2 Polyfloral Honey

This post is a follow-up to Part 1 of this mini-series, Honey Variety Round-Up – Part 1 Monofloral Honey. Part 2 of this series is a quick reference guide to Savannah Bee polyfloral or wildflower honey varieties and our blended honeys. Polyfloral honey varieties include all honey types produced from more that one type of nectar….

Orange Blossom Honey Fried Chicken

Two things that are synonymous with the South are Orange Blossom honey and Fried Chicken. Mix those two together and you have a sure-fire, crowd-pleasing main dish! This recipe is part two in our August meal-plan from food blogger Jared Jackson. Jared’s first recipe in this series was Wildflower Honey and Ham Collard Greens. Each…

Honey Variety Round-Up – Part 1 Monofloral Honey

You probably know that Savannah Bee produces and sells some of the very best honey in the world. You also probably know that we carry many different honey types or varieties. But, you might not know all the unique distinguishing characteristics of each Savannah Bee honey variety. You also may not know where these honey…

Wildflower Honey and Ham Collard Greens

If you grew up in the South, chances are you were raised on greens. In southern states, “greens” is sort of a catch-all term for a variety of leafy plants including, collards, kale, chard, turnip greens, mustard greens, and poke sallet (“salad”). Around here, everybody’s grandmother has a secret family recipe for the preparation of…