Savannah Bee Company is Buzzing in Georgia & Beyond

“The amount of resources and support GDEcD and the UGA Small Business Development Center provide to small businesses is remarkable. We are very fortunate to have such helpful representatives who desire to help us succeed locally and internationally.”

– Ted Dennard, President & Head Beekeeper, Savannah Bee Company

When Ted Dennard was just 13 years old, an elderly neighbor showed him the art of beekeeping, and he became hooked on the trade. After keeping bees throughout high school and college, he began experimenting with different honey products.

In 2002, Ted founded Savannah Bee Company in his hometown. Today, the company has grown exponentially and sells its fine honey and health & beauty products to thousands of stores and consumers worldwide. The company’s Bee Cause Project also puts hives in schools, opening up the opportunity for a new generation of kids to learn and discover.


  • Assistance from the Savannah Small Business Development Center
  • Assistance from GDEcD’s International Trade team in exporting to more than five foreign markets
  • Partnership with the University of Georgia in food research, etymology and educational programs abroad


  • Delicious Living Beauty & Body Award, 2017
  • International Company of the Year (Small Business), Governor’s International Awards, 2016
  • Georgia Launching Opportunities By Exporting Award (GLOBE), Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Best Made-in-Savannah Product, Savannah Magazine, 2016
  • Best of the East Press Award, Natural Products Expo East, 2015
  • Best New Natural Beauty/Spa Product, Natural and Organic Awards 2015 Europe tradeshow
  • Georgia Small Business ROCK STAR, GDEcD, 2015
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