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As a small winery/meadery in Michigan, we can do tastings and sales out of our production facility. We can also self distribute our products, and we do so in specialty shops around the Upper Peninsula from Ironwood, Silver City, Houghton/Hancock, and the Marquette area. Please call for current outlets. We can also do tastings and sales at Farmer's Markets, and do so seasonally in Lake Linden, MI.
We can ship mead within Michigan. Please call or e-mail for current inventory and
prices. 906-883-3894 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bees to Mead
Apiary Honey Farm, Winery and Honey House/Artist Studio Located in the Upper
Peninsula of Michigan. Beekeeping strikes the perfect balance between John’s
culinary experience and my art background, and it allows us to combine our
environmental passion with our interest in artisanal food products and
gardening. We are a "micro-meadery", producing small batches of artisanal
meads, and other mead related beverages such as pyments (mead that is
fermented with grape juice) and cysers (mead fermented with apples).
Beekeeping and its process allows for creativity. It is both a passion and a lifestyle that we plan to continue by means of sustainable methods. We keep between 50 and 100 hives. Mead is the most sustainable alcoholic beverage and perhaps the first one enjoyed by humans. Wine has been part of human culture for 6,000 years, but the history of mead dates back much farther, to 20,000 to 40,000 years ago, and has its origins on the African continent. Vineyards have had to mechanize to survive, but apiaries require lots of hand labor. And apiaries do not need irrigation, fertilizers or toxic pesticides. Our honey house is a beautiful destination for people to visit and appreciate all of the sweetness and light that the bees bring into our lives! We have the building that calls for something monumental to happen in it, we have the honey and the bees.
Visit us for tastings, music, and general inspiration!
WHAT INSPIRES YOU? The honeybees inspire us! All of our projects started with
just 2 beehives and a desire to understand and present the products of the
hive in a precious manner for people to enjoy. In doing this, they will
become stewards of the bees and the environment.
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT?
The presentation of our product is unique
and the fact that our hand touches all aspects of it...from the honey to
the fruit to the bottles and labels. No filtering, fining, or sulphites are used during the fermentation. We have a great respect and passion for
what we do and the fact that we operate out of an historical church makes
the project meaningful in the community. We are bringing together
environment, history, agriculture, artisan food products,and art.
Let your life path be as smooth as butter, and as sweet as honey”- Bulgarian Quote
During medieval times mead was part of a marriage ritual. After the wedding
the bride and groom were provided enough mead to last one full moon. They were
encouraged to consume this sweet wine to instill good luck in their marriage.
Mead was also believed to promote fertility and virility. From that ritual and
belief sprouted the term “honeymoon.” The earliest meads were made from local
honey, water and yeast. Yet honey was among the original sweeteners for wine.
Therefore even today, some mead is also made with grapes or other fruits. May
Sweetness and Light fill all the days of your lives together