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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Mulberry Collective, Assemble!


Virginians, we need your help. Fanfare is one of our most challenging creations each year. Infused with wild mulberries foraged in the Richmond area, this cider is wholly dependent on the whims of Mother Nature..... READ MORE >

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A rosé cider blend infused with wild mulberries. Available in 500 ml bottles.  VA only.