Blue Bee Cider

Blue Bee Cider
Richmond, VA
Honey bee at work in our urban cider orchard.
Hewes Crab apples growing in our urban cider orchard.
Flights of craft ciders made from heirloom Virginia apples.
Heirloom Summer Rambos for craft cider made in the heart of downtown Richmond.
Harvest Ration, our seasonal dessert craft cider.
Heirloom Winesap apples for craft cider made in the heart of downtown Richmond.
212 W. 6th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Blue Bee Cider: (804) 231-0280

Virginia's first and only 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. Blue Bee Cider produces craft ciders in the City of Richmond, pressing apples when they are ripe in the fall, fermenting them over the winter and finishing them for sale in the spring.

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 cider apple blossoms.

Urban cider tasting room open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and noon to 7 p.m. Thurs. to Sun.

Complimentary tours of the facility occur at 1:30, 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. Sat. and Sun.

Last Updated: 5/7/2015 12:01 PM
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