Blue Bee Cider
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 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.
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.
Retail tasting room open noon to 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.