Friday, April 15, 2016

Sugar Boycott Led Me To The Most Righteous Company, Savannah Bee Company. By Geniusofdespair

I got a 2 page handwritten, apology letter. Who writes letters anymore?

 I don't often plug a company, I don't remember ever having done so, but I have had such an awesome experience with this one, I have to say: I am in shock at how good the Savannah Bee Company is. And I only found them by boycotting sugar.

As you all know, because the sugar companies are so bad to our environment in Florida and Gimleteye whines about them all the time for that pollution, I decided I would boycott sugar. I didn't want to use those Godawful fake sweeteners so I turned to honey. But at the beginning of my boycott, I really didn't like honey so I went on a quest for a honey I liked. That journey brought me to Acacia Honey from Italy. I use it in coffee and tea and now I love honey. The Savannah Bee Company is one of the only places to buy this type of honey.

Juliana, Assistant to the President, is who helped me and wrote the letter.

I had a problem with an order and called them with a bitchy harangue only I am capable of. Rather than get defensive, they got nice. They sent me a hand-written 2 page letter, my money back without making me jump through hoops, let me keep all the products I bought and they sent me samples (Like the one below). I have a honey treasure trove now.

Like getting a special bottle of Scotch. Would make a great gift.
This is like livings in the 1950's or something with how well I was treated. Give The Savannah Bee Company some business if you decide to also boycott evil sugar companies (nutritionally evil as well) for their treatment of the Everglades.

You have to admit this is a better profile than Pepe Fanjul, much cuter too. Here is a blog post Ted Dennard wrote: You love your mother but you still have to cut the cards.
Anyway, thank you Savannah Bee Company for being the most righteous company I can remember ever dealing with. I hope our 5,065,000 hit blog helps you!


Anonymous said...

A company that stands by its products should be recognized as a good corporate citizen. It is often a rarity.
Please give your business to companies like this.

Anonymous said...

Nectar itself is composed mainly of sucrose and water. Bees add enzymes that create additional chemical compounds, inverting the sucrose into fructose and glucose, and then evaporate the water so that the resulting product will resist spoiling.

Hence, honey is a source of carbohydrates, containing

* 80% natural sugar -- mostly fructose and glucose. Due to the high level of fructose, honey is sweeter than table sugar.

* 18% water. The less water content the honey has, the better the quality of honey.

* 2% minerals, vitamins, pollen and protein.

The vitamins present in honey are B6, thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and certain amino acids. The minerals found in honey include calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, sodium and zinc. I learnt that "conductivity" is an indirect way of measuring the mineral content of a honey. Manuka honey has a higher than normal conductivity -- about 4 times that of normal flower honeys. The higher the conductivity, the better the value of the honey.

Also, one of the most encouraging honey nutrition facts - this natural sweetener has antioxidants and is free of fat and cholesterol!

Jennifer said...

What a nice company and the CEO is hot. I will try their honey as I am also fed up with the sugar companies.

Anonymous said...

Is he wearing a Hooters T Shirt?

Geniusofdespair said...

No he is wearing a "honey" t

Anonymous said...

Good to hear.

I'm a big fan of Dr Bronner's soaps for many of the same reasons. One of their great policies was family executives implementing a 5-to-1 compensation cap between the top salaried employee and the lowest-wage warehouse position.

cyndi said...

Great company. but you should get local honey from your bees in the hood. Your local health food store can send you in the right direction. It's great in your smoothie or just off the spoon.

Anonymous said...

He has no black employees and is from Georgia

Julianna said...

Dear Anonymous,

[Long comment, my apologies but a response was necessary]

I would like to address your statement that "He [Ted the founder and President of Savannah Bee] does not have black employees." I want to be extremely clear when I say that statement is 100% false.

Savannah Bee is an equal opportunity employer. We have employees with wonderful qualities that bring a beautiful uniqueness to our team. In your words, you highlighted “black employees.” We do in fact employ African American’s, but I don’t want to stop there, as we are driven to be inclusive of all people. We have unique team of employees of a different race, color, ethnic background, age, gender identity, sex, religion, and national origin. If you know anything about honeybees, you may know that all worker bees are female. We, too, are a company that is predominately female. Most of our managers, directors, are female. So is our Vice President. Our drones (male bees or in this case male employees) are just as exceptional and we wouldn’t be the company we are without our compassion for each other and drive to better and be better every day.

Ted once said “Savannah Bee is a living, breathing, fun, creative, and educational creature with a seasoned crew on board who are multi-talented, unique, and energized to take their own individuality and come together as a whole.”
We [SBC employees] are agents of change buzzing with individuality, connected by shared purpose. We are teachers, creators, contributors—life-long with a shared vision and passion born of man’s dream. Ted promotes change and thinking outside the box, he challenges us to be better, and he leads with grace and humility in such a way that he never needs to ask for respect—his actions demand it.

I know this is a long comment for such a short statement, but words carry weight regardless of brevity. I felt it necessary to say, with utmost respect, that communication – in all forms – has the ability to transform how we see each other and the world. We must be mindful of the messages we put out because words matter and perception is often reality. You are mistaken in your assessment of Savannah Bee’s hiring practices and it’s perfectly fine to make mistakes because it opens a dialog within ourselves and with others to learn and grow.

So Anonymous, I sincerely thank you for giving me the opportunity to shed light on what makes Savannah Bee so great. That is, our love of honeybees, the environment, and willingness to do everything we can to make this world better is what ultimately unites us. We don’t see color or difference.

We see inspiration.

Bee Well,

Assistant to President
Savannah Bee Company