If you’re looking for a unique tasting experience in Savannah, you must buzz on over to The Savannah Bee Company. This little gem of a store is in the historic district and needs to be added to your list of things to see and do while in Savannah. There is something so special about eating local foods when you travel. We loved that you can sample every single type of honey they sell, my girls sampled over ten different types of honey.
The truly unique thing was that each honey has a different flavor and color because of the different flowers the bees visited. Part of the samplings was raw honeycomb, which was my older daughter’s favorite. During the tastings the honey purveyors were able to tell you about each honey and if you liked it or not were able to recommend your next tasting. They even had bar stools you could sit on to get a more in-depth experience. If you prefer to sample on your own, they were incredibly perceptive and just let you move at your own pace. Our top choices were: Tupelo Honey, Orange Blossom Honey, Savannah Honey and the raw honeycomb. My only regret was we couldn’t get more honey into our suitcases.
The store is not just a place to buy the golden goodness, it is also a place where you can find amazing skin care products, books about all things bee as well as unique gift items. Their logo is fantastic and can be found on any number of really neat products, shirts, tank tops, yoga bags, or canvas totes. This store knows how to impress parents as well. A bee hive play area for small children with little stuffed bees, is sure to impress any budding beekeeper. While the kids played, we shopped and enjoyed some sweet tea made with their everyday honey making this one of the most relaxed shopping experiences we have encountered.
The store owner, Ted, is so passionate about bees and education as well. Every person who we encountered knew so much about honey and bees it was remarkable. You could tell that everyone who works there is incredibly passionate about bees and educating people about their products.
Not going to Savannah anytime soon? Don’t worry, many local stores sell their products and you might just be surprised at how close you are to tasting some delicious Savannah Bee Company honey.