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Artisan Mead and Cider


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Artisan Mead and Cider


 

What is mead?

Mead is an ancient alcoholic beverage made by the fermentation of honey.  It can be brewed at low ABV and is like drinking hard cider or beer.  It can be brewed at high ABV and is more like drinking wine.  It can be still (uncarbonated), petillant (lightly carbonated), or sparkling (highly carbonated).  The possibilities can be endless for flavors: from traditional with only honey, to additions of fruit, spices, or any other flavoring that one could think of.

 
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Celtis


A Genus of flowering trees, including the Sugarberry and Hackberry tree, that are native to Missouri and visited by bees for food.

About Us

Celtis


A Genus of flowering trees, including the Sugarberry and Hackberry tree, that are native to Missouri and visited by bees for food.

About Us

Do you enjoy beer, cider, or wine?  You should try mead.  And we want you to try our mead.  We are working to open in late 2017 or early 2018.  Until then, we will be serving at several Kansas City festivals in 2016 and 2017.  You can check out our Events page to see where we will be.  If you still can't wait that long, check out some of the local home brew clubs around the Kansas City Metro.  We started as home brewers ourselves and have been members of Kansas City Bier Meisters and ZZ Hops.  You can visit all of the home brew club websites through the links below.

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The Star of the Show


The Star of the Show


Apis mellifera

The Western Honey Bee, or European Honey Bee, is the most common of the ~40 species of honey bee worldwide. The genus name Apis is Latin for "bee", and mellifera means "honey-bearing", referring to the species' tendency to produce a large quantity of honey for storage over the winter.

 

Importance

The western honey bee was one of the first domesticated insects, and is the primary species maintained by beekeepers to this day for both its honey and pollination services. With human assistance, the western honey bee now occupies every continent except Antarctica. Due to its wide cultivation, this species is the single most important pollinator for agriculture globally. 

Survival

Colony Collapse Disorder (or CCD) is the greatest threat to the survival of the Western Honey Bee.  With the net worth of crops pollinated by the honey bee being estimated at $200 Billion in 2005, we need to be concerned about the continual population losses of this species.  Please support efforts in dampening these losses.