Blue Bee Cider

Sweet Juice Dry Cider

Virginia’s first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider is located in the heart of downtown Richmond’s Old Manchester district at the fall line of the James River. Our ciders are made with rare and heirloom variety Virginia apples that are prized for their tannin, acidity and flavor.

One of Virginia’s native bees, osmia lignaria, or the Blue Orchard Bee, provided the inspiration for our cidery’s name. These hardworking bees are solitary and wild, emerging early in the cool spring just in time to pollinate apple blossoms.

Tasting Room Hours
Monday-Wednesday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday-Sunday, noon-7:00 pm

Tours: Saturday & Sunday at 1:30, 3:30, & 5:30 pm

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Orchard Potluck: Saison

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As previously noted in “The Discovery of Fermentation”, yeasts are just as vital to our process as the apples we choose to ferment. The curiosity we have for apples and their variation is extended to.... READ MORE >

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Hopsap Shandy


Cascade hops and heirloom cider apples unite in a traditional cider with a modern twist. Available in 500 ml and 750 ml bottles. CA, DC, FL, MD, NC, TX and VA only.