September 18, 2017

Savannah Bee Company Gears Up For Rosh Hashanah Buzz

Savannah, GA - by Devorah Paltiel, KT Feature Editor - The number of Instagram users has recently soared to over 700 million and with it Instagram food culture and the celebration of national food holidays. There is now a holiday for everything: from National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day to National Whipped Cream Day and everything in between. So of course there is no better way to celebrate the end of summer than with National Honey Month. In 1989, the National Honey Board declared the month of September ‘National Honey Month’ to celebrate the beekeeping industry in the USA. For those celebrating Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), promoting honey in September is specifically symbolic as honey is so much a part of Rosh Hashanah custom of dipping the apple into honey. Just ask Ted Dennard, President and Founder of Savannah Bee Company, and he’ll tell you that September or Rosh Hashanah time means a significant increase in honey sales. “Our most popular items for Rosh Hashanah are the 20oz sized honeys: Wildflower, Tupelo, and Orange Blossom.”

Inspired by Mr. Dennard’s longtime passion for honey and bees, Savannah Bee Company was founded in the Georgian capital in 2002. Since then the business has grown from a small shelf in a friend’s store, to the likes of Williams-Sonoma, Neiman Marcus, and Crate & Barrel. In 2009, the company became kosher certified under KSA after a local congregation started selling Savannah Bee products in their gift shop (100% pure honey is inherently kosher). “We had a great relationship with the Rabbi and quickly realized the kosher symbol was a badge of honor we wanted on our labels. People were very excited and even surprised (that we had become kosher certified).” In addition, Savannah Bee’s kosher consumers were the main inspiration for their Special Occasion and Corporate Gifts program, which offers tiered pricing discounts for large orders. “Our kosher customers appreciate our customer service team’s knowledge surrounding kosher foods.”Their products can be found in kosher supermarkets across the USA, specifically in Benz’s Food in Brooklyn and in Crafted Kosher around Rosh Hashanah time. For additional information check out their website www.savannahbee.com.