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Mission of Sustainability

One small hive—that was the humble origin of Savannah Bee Company. Today, the one small hive concept is the very foundation on which our company’s mission and philosophy rests. We believe the noble honeybee is the perfect role model for a successful and sustainable company. Just like the honeybee, we strive to enhance and contribute to the community and environment from which we thrive. This hive mentality flows through every aspect of our company, from the sourcing of our raw materials to our educational outreach initiatives that now extend across the country.

Shipping and Packaging

  • We use only 100% recycled cardboard shipping boxes for all shipping needs.
  • All used shipping boxes are repurposed within the company whenever possible.
  • All waste materials generated through the production/shipping are recycled through a local Savannah recycling company. This includes all boxes, packaging materials, paper, bottles, and caps.
  • Our shipping and packaging facilities utilize passive climate control methods including white-washed roofing, ecofriendly insulation, and large fan air circulation.

Around the Office

  • All office paper is recycled.
  • Our office supplies are recycled whenever possible including computers and other hardware, toner and ink cartridges, and plastics.
  • All trash created in our kitchen and employee break areas is recycled.
  • All surplus inventory is donated to local charities and organizations.

The Bee Cause

  • Savannah Bee is a proud partner of the Bee Cause Project.
  • The Bee Cause project is an organization dedicated to educating students about the importance of healthy honeybee populations.
  • Savannah Bee and the Bee Cause Project have installed observation hives in schools in 13 different states and the Bahamas.
  • Savannah Bee assists teachers develop honeybee centered curriculum.

Honeybee Education

  • All Savannah Bee employees are given the opportunity to learn the art of beekeeping.
  • Many Savannah Bee employees keep their own beehives in our bee garden on Wilmington Island.
  • We offer daily tours and beekeeping instruction at our Wilmington Island bee garden.
  • Our Wilmington Island store is home to an indoor observation hive and honey bee education is available to all our customers.
  • The Savannah Bee Blog is an incredible resource for all things honeybee.

Retail Stores

  • All utensils used in our stores, honey bars, and mead bars are 100% post-consumer recycled products.
  • All glass, cardboard, packing materials, and paper produced in our retail stores is recycled.
  • High efficiency lighting is used throughout our stores.
  • All Savannah Bee apparel is sourced from the USA. All materials, inks, and dyes are either organic or sustainably sourced.
  • Savannah Bee constructs all honey tasting bars and mead bars from recycled barn wood.