Altamaha Apiaries | Wayne County, GA | c. 1900
This old building has stood in this spot for 120+ years and while its been empty for many years, it now serves as a roadside landmark for locals traveling to and from coastal Georgia.
Constructed around 1900 by the Odom Family, this charming brick building first served the community of Gardi as a Post Office and general store. Around 1940, the Fore Family purchased the building and in 1941, began to operate an apiary here where they sold legendary honey to the community. It was around this time that the Fancy Honey sign was painted on the front of the building. They lived in the home directly behind this building which is known locally as “the bee house.”
The family business continues to this day, still run by descendants of the original owners, and while the family still owns this building, they run their operation from Darien, GA nowadays.
You can find them HERE.