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Bees

Summary of bees from each year 2018 Ordered a local queen and bees from BeeKind in Sebastopol.  When talking to the beekeeper, he said that people often say that their bees used to die for many years, but once they tried these local bees, they survive the winter.  He also mentioned …

Wild Fermented Mead 2015

Washed Wax Mead: Started on 2015/10/11, using “washed wax” method of just adding water to the crushed honeycomb after it drips through to make the honey. 2015/10/11: Initial Gravity: 1.11 Primary ferment ok, strong.  (ran some through blender to aerate it) 1 week vacation during primary ferment- no stirring, and …

Naturally fermented mead 2014

Notes from the 2014 Mead batch:  Followed a similar process as last year, but since one batch was skunked after the full fermentation, I paid more attention to measuring the specific gravity over time, and also keeping the bottles sealed with the airlocks as much as possible. So, this year, …

Mead from wild yeast

We had some extra honey from our beehive this year, so we decided to make mead the old fashioned way, with just the natural yeast available in the air and honey. Shannon found an another post online, so before I knew it, she had the honey and water in a …