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Garden Club tours Savannah Bee Company
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Ted Dennard, founder of Savannah Bee Company, holds some of his bees during the Richmond Hill Garden Clubs recent trip to his warehouse on Wilmington Island. - photo by Photo provided.

There is a certain “buzz” around the award-winning Savannah Bee Company’s “garden” located behind their warehouse in Wilmington Island.

The buzz belongs to multiple beehives located behind the local company’s 40,000-square-foot warehouse on Wilmington Island.

The members of the Richmond Hill Garden Club, who recently enjoyed a tour of the Savannah Bee Company, discovered they could be within arm’s reach of a bustling bee hive and enjoy a quiet sense of wonder without fear.  All of them were under the watchful presence of Savannah Bee Company’s founder Ted Dennard.

Dennard, whose love of bees began while growing up on St. Simons Island, started bottling and selling honey out of his home in 1999. The popularity of his honey around Savannah allowed his business to grow into a thriving entity that now has three locations around town and features multiple varieties of honey and a specialty body-care line.

The garden club members, some clad in the netted beekeeper’s hats provided by the company, got a glimpse into the life of a beekeeper. Dennard thrilled the group with his beekeeping adventure stories and details of his life’s journey with the Savannah Bee Company. Some members enjoyed a taste of fresh-from-the hive honey.  

“We thoroughly enjoyed this chance to experience a glimpse into the life of a beekeeper,” Garden Club President Lori Pommerenck said.  “The ladies will be ‘buzzing’ about this tour for awhile.”

A tour of the company would not be complete without shopping for some of the store’s honey based products. The ladies enjoyed the chance to take home an edible memory of their morning’s tour.

Next month, the Garden Club will celebrate with its annual luncheon at the Mighty 8th’s Museum Cafe.

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