The Specialty Food Association has announced that Ted Dennard, founder of the Georgia-based Savannah Bee Company, has been inducted into the SFA Hall of Fame. Dennard received a plaque from the association during a live awards ceremony held during the 2022 Fancy Food Show.
The SFA Hall of Fame is reserved for people who are responsible for impactful accomplishments, contributions, innovations and successes within the specialty food industry that serve to motivate and inspire others. The SFA is the leading trade association of the multi-billion dollar specialty food industry.
Dennard founded the Savannah Bee Company in 2002. He had begun beekeeping at age 11 when his father allowed beekeeper Roy Hightower to keep bees on the Dennard family property. He fell in love with the colors of the honeycomb, and the mission of the honeybee.
Over the past two decades, Dennard has taken Savannah Bee Company from a one-man-shop to a $30-million company with 14 retail locations across the U.S. Savannah Bee Company’s extensive product line includes monofloral honeys, varietals, honeycomb, beauty and personal care items and culinary goods made from the world’s finest honey such as honey hot sauce, hot honey and honey BBQ sauce.
Dennard supports his community by “speaking for the bees” – educating and inspiring those who believe in making a difference in the world. In 2013, he launched the Bee Cause project, to help achieve a desired impact on the world of bees.
To learn more about Savannah Bee Company, visit SavannahBee.com.