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Savannah Bee Company 

From tours to tasting

Bee Garden and Tour

211 Johnny Mercer Blvd (Wilmington Island)

Individual tours of Bee Garden

At Savannah Bee Company, honeybees are their passion!

Ted Dennard is the Founder, President and head beekeeper of Savannah Bee Company. Growing up in Coastal Georgia, Ted’s journey into the magical world of bees and honey was sparked by an elderly beekeeper, Roy Hightower, who believed in bee keeping as a way of life. 35 years later, Ted’s passion hasn’t waned. Ted backed into business in 1999 when his friend opened a store in Savannah and began selling his tupelo honey. Three years later, Savannah Bee Company was officially born. Today, Ted remains dedicated to sharing the world of bees with others and introducing new honeybee products to market. 

Ted believes we should strive to live as bees live: symbiotically with nature and in a manner that contributes positively to the world around us. 

Join Ted and his team at the Wilmington Island location for a Bee Garden Tour. Group tours of Bee Garden Enjoy a private educational tour of working bee hives and learn about the lives and benefits of our bee community to the entire ecosystem. The tour includes a close look at a cross section of an active hive, where guests can see the entire workings of the hive. Get outfitted with a bee net and get close up and personal with the hives if you wish. Learn about the Bee Apitherapy Hut, the only one in North America. Hives are located under the seating and the fumes given off when honey is created get trapped in the hut. It is a meditative experience and excellent for the skin and lungs. Reservations required. $8 for adults and $5 for children. Monday- Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Reservations based upon availability depending on season and day of week. Transportation cost to the Wilmington Island location is $35 for Uber one way and $140 for private car one way.

Mead Tasting in Downtown Savannah

Savannah Bee Company
Meade Bar and Shop
104 West Broughton Street
Savannah, GA 31401

Visit the Savannah Bee Company’s downtown location, walking distance from Perry Lane Hotel, for an exciting mead tasting. Mead, or honey wine, is one of the oldest alcoholic drinks known to man. It is made from honey and water via fermentation with yeast. It may be still, carbonated, or sparkling; it may be dry, semi-sweet, or sweet. Unlike beers and cider, meads (being wines) are drunk in small quantities.

For individuals, mead tastings are available from the mead bar seven days a week from 10am to 6pm. Cost is $10 per person for a choice of core tastings or seasonal tastings. Or build you own and pick six options for $15. No reservation is required. Mead tastings take place in the rear of the store, so shopping for gifts and takeaways is close at hand!

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Private Architectural Tours

Local tour guide Jonathan Stalcup, a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will help you discover a refreshed take on 300 years of architecture and history in Savannah on a custom happy-hour walking tour, complete with your cocktail of choice.

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Artist in Residence & Artist Studio Classes

Perry Lane’s artist program features local Savannah artists who are creating interesting and unique works of art in the city we love. A variety of experiences will be led by some of the most creative visual artists in Savannah. Many of the artists are graduates of the prestigious Savannah College of Art and Design and have been commissioned for pieces that grace the walls of Perry Lane Hotel.

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Author Series

Perry Lane’s author series features acclaimed writers on a cross-section of topics: regional authors, regionally-focused fiction and nonfiction, history and more. Join us for special events throughout the year, including author talks and book signings.

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Byrd Cookie Experience

Byrd Cookie Company is a Savannah institution since 1924, over 3 tons of cookies are produced daily, which is about 58,000 cookies per hour! Perry Lane guests will experience an exclusive back of the house tour.

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Guitar Experiences

See where world-famous Benedetto Guitars are made in Savannah. Music enthusiasts will enjoy special tours that uncover how and where these legendary jazz guitars are made.

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Lending Library

The best place to find a good read just steps from your hotel room is in the Perry Lane Hotel library. Sit, relax and read in our cozy library, or sign out a book and use it while you are our guest. Perry Lane Hotel has partnered with E Shavers Bookseller and The Book Lady to offer a wide variety of adult and children’s books. 

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Musical Performance Series

Join us for our music series where you enjoy an intimate experience up-close and personal to local artists. With a mix of artists our line-up is curated to be enjoyed by all audiences from the smooth jazz loving couple to the pop-punk rocking art student.  There is something for every music lover to enjoy at Perry Lane. 

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Shopping Experience 

Don’t just shop for leather goods — learn how they’re made. Perry Lane Hotel partners with Elizabeth Seeger, founder and owner of Satchel, a handbag and leather-goods boutique, to show you how to hand-make leather goods, thus take home a unique piece of Savannah.

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Savannah Bee Company Experience

Honeybees are their passion! From garden tours to mead tastings the Savannah Bee Company does it all, join them for two distinct adventures and develop your own sweet admiration for bees. 

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Yoga Experience

Center your mind, body and soul at Ōtium yoga, fitness, and wellness studio located just steps from The Perry Lane Hotel. Experience serenity at regular yoga classes on the rooftop, private one-on-one classes and even sign up for our wellness retreat weekend package.

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