The Altamaha Apiaries, Circa 1900, Gardi

Fancy Honey Gardi GA Old Post Office Store Altamaha Apiaries Ludowici Tile Terracotta Roof Wayne County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

This is one of Wayne County’s best-known landmarks. It originally served as a general store and post office; the Fancy Honey sign was added later, probably in the 1940s.

Fancy Honey Gardi GA Old Post Office Store Altamaha Apiaries Wayne County Photograph Copyright Brian Brown Vanishing South Georgia USA 2013

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11 responses to “The Altamaha Apiaries, Circa 1900, Gardi

  1. Harry Norman

    Yes sir !!!

  2. Randy E Howell

    If possible, will you please leave coordinates for all the photos that you post? It’d be a lot cooler if you will. I lose so much time hunting on GE and often give up on finding some of the places. Thanks if you can and thanks if you can’t. I love what up do.

  3. I ran across this earlier today while surfing Facebook. This building belongs to my father, who inherited it his father.

    Altamaha Apiaries was the name of my grandfather’s business, they lived in the white wooden house next door.

    I grew up helping my father with the beekeeping business after school and during breaks.

    • Maggie Strickland

      Thanks for speaking up, Andy. I was trying to remember your family’s name. I grew up on Bethlehem Road in Jesup. I seem to remember that your grandfather would take his hives to farms in other parts of the country. Is that correct?

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  5. Robert Wynn

    Brian i have the original wood post office sign that was on this building. If you would Iike to get a picture go with this let me know .

  6. Gloria Fridley

    I love this building and the things in and around it. Would love to travel down and look at it. I would be interested in buying some of the things. Does anyone know whom the place belongs to? It sure looks like a great old place. I’m sure the older folks have fond memories of days gone by.

  7. S. LaFoy

    ALL my years traveling from home (Brunswick) to Grandaddy’s house in Odum…… upon reaching GARDI and the Honey Building…..we knew we were over half way to Grandma’s and Grandaddy’s house. I live in north middle GA now and miss seeing these great memory makers. Thank You Brian for your diligence !

  8. Barbara Holmes

    Thanks for the wonderful Altamaha building. bh

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