Savannah Bee Company Adds Packaging to Their Sustainability Initiatives

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Savannah Bee Company turns to Geami for their GreenWrap protective paper packaging to reduce shipping damage claims and eliminate high volume storage space of packing peanuts.

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“GreenWrap protects our products securely in boxes. Anything that can keep two bottles intact when shipped is hugely important.” - Brantley Beene-Crowder, Director of Web Sales

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Already embracing sustainability initiatives, Savannah Bee Company adopts eco-friendly packaging materials from Geami to ship their products.

With continued growth at their busy manufacturing facility, packaging efficiency became a priority. Product packaged in packing peanuts created high volume space and sustainability issues. Much real estate was required to store one truckload order of peanuts. Products contained in glass and shipped in a box of peanuts was cumbersome; it was difficult to keep peanuts below heavy items as the peanuts would shift during shipment. Damage claims became an issue.

Savannah Bee turned to Geami for their GreenWrap™ protective paper packaging. Jay Randall, Retail Inventory Manager, commented, “Choosing a sustainable packaging solution made sense since Savannah Bee embraces sustainability initiatives and our products are either organic or contain natural ingredients.” According to Randall, GreenWrap is simple to learn how to use, wraps easily, and protects their product well during shipment.

Storage problems were virtually eliminated with GreenWrap arriving on stackable pallets. Storage space was reduced 15 to 1 since Geami’s product is shipped in a compact state. GreenWrap has enabled Savannah Bee to improve time efficiency by reducing the time spent packing one box, which ultimately saves labor costs. Before, packers had difficulty determining how to pack a product with peanuts to ensure secure packaging. Brantley Beene-Crowder, Director of Web Sales weighed in, “GreenWrap protects our products securely in boxes. Anything that can keep two bottles intact when shipped is hugely important.” With product now packaged in cushioning protective paper, damage claims have been nearly eradicated.

Today, Savannah Bee's manufacturing facility, retail stores and e-commerce now ship products wrapped in GreenWrap. To learn more about Savannah Bee products, visit

Founded in 2002, Savannah Bee Company originated from the owner’s childhood passion of beekeeping and producing honey. Today, Savannah Bee operates a 40,000 square foot facility in Wilmington Island, a bridge’s distance from Savannah, GA. With 50 employees and retail stores located in Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC., Savannah Bee offers two distinct lines of world-class honeys and a luxury body care line with hive-inspired ingredients.

Geami manufactures cost-effective and eco-friendly paper protective packaging materials. GreenWrap™ is a protective replacement for oil-based packaging materials like bubble, foam, packing peanuts and air pillows. GreenFill™ is a blocking and bracing and cushioning solution to replace foam-in-place and Styrofoam™ inserts. Geami products are 100% recyclable, biodegradable, and compostable and made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified material or recycled content. From Top 100 Catalogers to small businesses, over 35 million packages are shipped annually with Geami’s products proudly made in the U.S.A. Founded in 1994, Geami is headquartered in Raleigh, NC. To learn more, visit

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