“The Bee Wrangler” gets the buzz going:

How often does the honey get harvested?   

Typically once a year. 

Is the honey only used in the hotel or can it be purchased separately? 

The honey is used in house for restaurant production but is also sold in the 1917 Market in two different sizes. 

How many bees live in the Embassy Suites hives?  

It varies depending on the time of year but the number can range from 3 to 30 thousand.

What’s the advantage of using honey from an on-site beehive?   

Consuming local honey alleviates allergies in the neighborhood. Preserving honey bees’ role as natural pollinators helps the community in pollinating food and flowers.

Can visitors see the beehives or is it staff only?  

The beehives are located in the back of the hotel near our garden beds. Guests are welcome to look but are not able to enter the apiary.  

 1917 deeply embraces health, purpose, and all-natural products by harvesting its own honey in the on-site apiary. As such, 1917 proudly partners with Winding Road Provisions, a bee keeping service run by Gregg Spickler, otherwise known as “The Bee Wrangler”. Winding Road maintains the bees and bee hives to ensure that the honey is featured in 1917’s food, cocktails, and beer menus. Honey Cream Soda is on tap at the 1917 Bar while honey-infused soaps and the honey itself are also available for purchase in the 1917 Market. 

We keep the buzz going by incorporating the honey in both sweet and savory menu items and libations:

-Flammkuchen Pizza with Sweet-Salty-Unctuous, Crispy Pork Belly, Caramelized Onion, Crumbled Blue Cheese & our Hive Honey Drizzle to finish 

-Chipotle Hive Honey, Blistered Brussel Sprouts


-Caramelized Honey Crème Brulé

Hive Honey Sweet Tea

-Blackberry Kiss: Brut Rosé, St. Germain Elderflower, Muddled Fresh Blackberries

-Rebecca’s Honey: Rebecca's Creek Whiskey, Ginger Beer, Lemon, 1917 Honey 

-Black B: Cold Brew Coffee, Dripping Springs Vodka, Frangelico, Grand Marnier, 1917 Honey, Bittersweet Chocolate, Cinnamon & Cream


1917 Honey - 6oz.


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