Blue Bee Cider

The Blue Bee Cider Experience

Blue Bee Cider produces artisanal ciders on a seasonal basis, pressing apples when they are ripe, fermenting them over the winter and finishing them for sale in the spring. When you come to visit, you have a good chance of meeting the cidermaker or a family member who wants to spread the joy of our craft. You can learn more about our team here.

Blue Bee Cider’s expected production from the 2014 harvest is about 3,000 cases. Don’t miss your chance to try Richmond’s very own cider!

Tours & Private Events

Blue Bee Cider’s facility in Old Manchester functions primarily as a cider production facility and urban orchard. However we do have a cozy tasting room open Mon.-Wed. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thurs.-Sun. from noon to 7 p.m.

Tours occur Sat. and Sun. at 1:30, 3:30, and 5:30 p.m. Tours last about 20 minutes depending on questions and are provided at no charge. Please be aware that the majority of the facility is not climate controlled.

The tasting room can host private events and meetings of about 15 people with outside catering outside our regular tasting room hours. If you have an event idea you want to explore, contact us at

Giving Back

Blue Bee Cider partners with local nonprofits that focus on urban agriculture, horticulture and community development in our immediate neighborhood. To submit a request for sponsorship or a donation, please review our guidelines here.