Honey Tasting at Savannah Bee Company in Savannah

A goal that has sat on my bucket list for a lengthy amount of time is to extract honey from a beehive. So, when I saw a trip to Savannah Bee Company on my Georgia itinerary I was like a giddy school girl, fantasizing about being decked out in a white polyester jumpsuit and yielding a smoker? Yes, these are the things I fantasize about.

That’s not exactly what happened, we were not going to a beehive farm, instead we were going to the Savannah Bee retail shop to partake in a honey tasting. Still pretty excited

Savannah Bee Company in Georgia

I have done quite a few tastings in my life, mostly wine, but there were other things too; chocolate, olive oil, coffee and even tea at Smith Teamaker in Oregon. But, never honey. In fact, I didn’t even know there was such a thing.

Savannah Bee company is a truly unique shop where passionate owner, Ted Dennard, is busy redefining honey.

Savannah Bee Company in Georgia

And he eagerly encourages you taste his honey…for free. You don’t need to tell me twice. I grabbed myself a genius little folding spoon and began my sampling of the handful that were there, starting with the Tupelo. It was slightly sweet and buttery, the perfect introduction to the unique artisan products to come.

I had been somewhat naive about honey prior to this experience. A bear girl. Not knowing the difference. Until now.

The incredibly experienced staff walked me through the different flavors and made knowledgeable suggestions. And they were spot on with the Orange Blossom which exploded with a sweet and citrus flavor. They suggested drizzling it over French toast. Who am I to argue?

Savannah Bee Company in Georgia

In between tasting there was a platter featuring the most raw form of honey, the honeycomb. Pairing it with cheese and apples makes for the perfect wholesome (& a bit waxy) bite.

The only question left unanswered is where I can buy royal jelly, so I can eat some, turn into the queen bee and have 60,000 worker bees catering to me?

Have you ever been to a honey tasting? What sorts of food tastings have you been to?

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14 thoughts on “Honey Tasting at Savannah Bee Company in Savannah”

  1. A friend of mine went to the Savannah Bee Company while she was in Georgia and came back raving about it. I got to taste the Tupelo honey that she brought back as a souvenir, and I have to say it gave me a whole new appreciation of what honey can be!

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    • It is such a cute shop and they do so much more than just make honey to eat! They have soap, beauty products, bee art, etc.

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  2. I LOVE honey and have been doing my own unofficial tastings for years. I like to put it in my morning cup of tea and like to experiment with different flavor combinations. My favorite so far has been the honey I picked up in Ohio's Amish country. My jars from Portugal and Hungary were also notable.  I try to bring some back from my travels whenever possible. Right now I'm enjoying some Chinese honey recommended to me by a local shopper, and am adding the Savannah Bee Company to my list!

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    • You are officially the biggest honey fan I have ever known, next to the owner of Savannah Bee! I have overlooked the artisanal quality to honey for years, but now I appreciate the work that goes into getting a little jar :)

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  3. Shoot! I didn't get to do a real tasting when I stopped by Savannah Bee Company. I tasted all the samples they had out, but  not the same thing, I'm sure. Like you, I have learning how to extract honey from hives on my bucket list. I can't wait to do it! Everyone else thinks I'm crazy, but I've never been bothered by bees. (Which made it fun to catch them in jars and chase my borther with them when we were young. :) )

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    • The owner of the company says when he extracts honey he doesn’t even wear the suit anymore. He said he occasionally gets stung, but you get used to it. I think I’ll wear the suit ;)

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  4. This shop was great, love the honey, Tupelo was the best. Took some home. You can really tell the difference between store bought kind and theirs. 

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    • So funny, because even as a huge foodie I never really knew there was a difference between honeys. Happy to be enlightened :)

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  5. We were just there maybe 4-5 hours ago. The Mead tasting in the back is so worth the $10 too and you can share with a friend at that price or do your own flight of 6 meads and 1 specialty!

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