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Blue Bee Cider

1320 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230-4710
+1 804-239-4970
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Virginia's first urban cidery, Blue Bee Cider makes craft ciders in the heart of the Scott's Addition neighborhood of Richmond, Va. The name for Blue Bee Cider is derived from a common name for one of Virginia's native bees, osmia lignaria, or the blue orchard bee. These hardworking bees are solitary and wild, emerging early in the cool spring just in time to pollinate apple blossoms. We are pet and child friendly. We serve apple juice in addition to cider for those who choose not to consume alcohol. **Now offering tours! To book, visit our website.**
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“wine tasting” (3 reviews)
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1320 Summit Ave, Richmond, VA 23230-4710
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here after going to Black Heath down the street-that was probably mistake one bc we had been drinking sweet mead all am. At any rate nice little cidery-with food trucks in the court and a nice little outside patio/pavillion to sit, socialize, eat and...More

Thank Joy N
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

We were lucky enough to essentially get a private tour of Blue Bee Cider on St. Patrick's Day, as no one else had booked a tour that day. Our guide did a great job explaining the history of this female founded company, and we were...More

Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We took their cider tour for $15 a person, and it was full of good information and you did get to see the full cidery and equipment, but it was pretty short and there weren't many chances to ask questions and see the action. This...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

I recommend the flight of ciders with the addition of the firecracker. Although I'm not a huge cider fan, sampling the various flavors was a treat, allowing me to discover that I do enjoy some varieties of cider. The adjacent building for seating and restrooms...More

Thank JVA_JVA
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, Incredibly unique cider, very knowledgeable pleasant staff. Stopped in to kill time before a reservation- found a new favorite!

Thank Cory S
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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

Went with 9 other girls as soon as they opened on a Saturday. Tried the flight which was 5 samples of cider. But the best was the Firecracker which is not included. We walked from brunch, nice outside sitting area and a covered area for...More

Thank Gayle L
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

We've visited Richmond twice in two months (one as a couple, the other with friends) and had to stop here both times because of how fabulous this place is. It's super charming, the employees are nice and helpful, and their cider is delicious. I love...More

Thank KristenMatt2705
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Found this great spot in Richmond (Scott's Addition neighborhood) when looking for events on Labor Day weekend. I was happy to discover dogs are welcome here since our friends were coming into town with their small Bassett-mix. I was very pleased with our visit here...More

Thank bamgurl
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

We are not huge cider fans, but Blue Bee is good stuff! We did a tasting and enjoyed it very much. We were expecting the cider to taste a bit beer-like based on some other cider that we have had, but Blue Bee mostly tasted...More

Thank GNR80
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Courtney M, Owner at Blue Bee Cider, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thank you for giving Blue Bee Cider a try. You are right that tastings are conducting standing at the bar. We also offer the option of self-guided cider flights with notes that can be explored while seated indoors or outdoors. I have researched the fan...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2017

My husband and I visited on the Fourth of July, thankfully arriving soon after they opened. We did the tasting with Amy which was great! She ended up getting super busy, but was multi tasking like a boss, awesome job. It was quite interesting to...More

Thank Leslie S
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HurricanKey
1 April 2016|
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Response from skeghaus | Reviewed this property |
No. Since the ciders contain alcohol, a teen would not be allowed to sample the products.
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