Blue Bee Cider

Sweet Juice Dry Cider

Virginia’s first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider is located in the historic Scott’s Addition district of Richmond, VA. 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
Sunday-Friday, 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
(Last call is 30 minutes before closing, every night.)

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Ode to the Bee, Blue and Otherwise

osmia lignaria pencil and leaf blogspot

Bees were, in a sense, my entry point into becoming a part of Blue Bee Cider. During my master’s program, I observed both traditional and modern forms of beekeeping across different cultures, including visiting apiaries.... READ MORE >

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Heirloom Cider and Cheese Pairing


Vertical tastings of rare ciders, Hewe’s Crab and Harrison, paired with cheeses. Includes a copy of Apples of North America.