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Video Profile - Grady News Source

This last Spring we were lucky to be visited by one of UGA's most promising journalism students, Chamberlain Smith who spent a few hours inspecting hives, catching swarms and learning about bees, honey, and our company. She was even brave enough to put on a bee suit and get in there with them alongside us. Check out the fantastic video she put together for one of her classes. Keep an eye out for this one, it's not the last time you will hear her name. I'm sure of it.                                                               ...

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Bees in the Winter

It's almost midnight on Friday evening and I am sitting alone in my quiet house while the rest of my family sleeps. Here in North Georgia we are bracing for Snowmageddon 2016 as the region is preparing to come to a grinding halt in response to an estimated 2 inches of snow ( to those of you from up north or out west, please stop laughing). As I'm sitting here, listening to the rain and wondering when it will finally turn into snow, I can't help but think about my bees huddled in their hives out in the cold. I can't help but feel at least a little guilty, knowing that in a few minutes I will crawl into my nice,...

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Bees in the Fall

It's finally fall in Athens, Georgia. Ask anybody and they will tell you this is their favorite time of year. Whether it's the crispness of the cool morning air, or the sweet sounds of college football emanating from Sanford Stadium, everyone around here has a reason to love this time of year. However the same cannot be said for the bees here at Classic City Bee Company. They don't hate it, that's for sure. But they don't look forward to it with the same excitement that we do. Like the rest of us, our bees are starting to slow down as we get farther into the season and they days start to cool down. Throughout the early part of the...

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September: National Honey Month

For most people, September is a month devoted to scarves, warmer clothing, football and pumpkin spiced-everything. We think of the same things (except that here in Georgia you won't really hit sweater weather until the beginning of October). But for beekeepers like us September is more. It's National Honey Month! What? You haven't heard of National Honey Month? Well grab a pencil and some paper, school's in session.  In 1989, the National Honey Board declared the month of September as National Honey Month as a way to promote the beekeeping industry, beekeeping in the United States and, of course, honey! We all know that honey is one of the most versatile foods known to mankind but unfortunately not everyone is as well...

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Classic City Select Honey

What is Classic City Select Honey? While reviewing the trio of honeys that launched Classic City Bee Company a couple weeks ago you might notice that we offer two different varieties of wildflower honey, Classic City Select and Southern Wildflower. Two different honeys, two different colors, two different textures, and two different flavors. Both wildflower honey. Both of these honeys are local to the Northeast Georgia area. Our Southern Wildflower Honey is gathered from wildflowers from all across this area of the state. Classic City Select however is an ultra-local honey gathered from hives located only in the Athens, Georgia area. Both have the amazing properties that accompany any pure and raw honey but Classic City Select offers a special treat to our customers...

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