Savannah Bee Company at NorthPark is a sweet boutique specializing in delectable honeys and related goods, including its own line of honeybee-inspired beauty products.
The company is the brainchild of Ted Dennard, a longtime Georgia beekeeper whose mission is to spread honey goodness and raise awareness about bees and their critical role in agriculture. In fact, he co-founded the Bee Cause Project, which installs honeybee hives in schools.
“Our specialty honey is the culmination of a 35-year search, both locally and around the world, for the very best,” Dennerd says. “Our beauty products deliver real benefits derived from treasured honeybee hive ingredients—beeswax, royal jelly, propolis, and honey.”
The honeys, which make lovely gifts, are made “monofloral,” meaning they are made by bees that collect nectar from only one kind of flower. Honey is essentially evaporated flower nectar, so each varietal has a distinct flavor.
You can try them all at Savannah Bee’s tasting bar. It presents eight honeys, from delicate raw acacia honey from Europe to the piquant American black sage, as well as four delicious whipped honeys.
Savannah Bee’s flagship product is raw tupelo honey sourced in Georgia and Florida, a buttery syrup with a soft sweetness.
Savannah Bee offers Texas honey, too. Richly flavored Desert Blossom honey is made from the guajillo (or huajilla) shrub that grows in the rugged brush country around Uvalde, which bills itself as the “honey capital of the world.” (Way back in 1900, Uvalde honey won first place at the Paris Exposition.)
If you’re looking for maximum health benefits, check out raw acacia honeycombs, which typically contain more vitamins, minerals, antioxidant phytonutrients and immune-boosters than filtered honey. It features honey still in its original beeswax comb, which is chewy but perfectly edible. Serve it with cheese, fruit and biscuits or just scoop it out with a spoon and eat it.
Visitors may also try out Savannah Bee’s bestselling Honey Beeswax Hand Cream made with beeswax and royal jelly, which is the queen bee’s exclusive food. Other popular items include Royal Jelly Body Butter and Honey Hand Soap in various fragrances.
Find Savannah Bee Company on Level One between Macy’s and NorthCourt. You’ll emerge feeling sweeter than when you walked in.