View Full Version : Bee Well Meadery - coming soon

01-23-2013, 04:19 PM
Hey gang,
This is years is the making and has been done on a shoestring. We have two more financial hurdles that have stopped us dead in our tracks. Well and septic. We have a Kickstarter page ready to go but I'm hoping to hear back from the county paper hoping they'll give us a little local exposure. If I don't hear back from them by the weekend I'm going to go ahead and submit it. Once it goes live you be able to see a video of where we are at. In the meantime, you can like our Facebook page.

By liking our page you'll get a little insight on how a little meadery in Northern Michigan progresses from a small shoestring operation to industry giant (hey we can dream right! :p) We've got TTB and state approval along with formula approval for six meads. We are so darn close. It's going to be a great day when we can finally legally mix up a batch. I don't even care how big it is.
Once we go live I'll send out a nice sized jar of honey from our bees to a Gotmeader who likes our page. Stay tuned.

A few pics for those who don't facebook.



01-24-2013, 11:35 AM
That's great! Congratulations :D What kind of honey are/will you be producing?

01-24-2013, 03:58 PM
This is excellent. I am already planning a summer road trip in 2014 to Detroit, which is quickly becoming a mead destination. ;D

Chevette Girl
01-25-2013, 10:43 PM
Congrats! Best of luck!

01-26-2013, 10:48 AM
Our hives are placed in an area that's got a variety of fruit trees. The thistle is pretty strong in the area too. It can get interesting with the different honeys that come throughout the summer. We pulled some hives early just after the cherry bloom and it was a very nice light honey. We don't have too many hives and have some local contacts that will allow us to source honey from cherry and apple orchards. Still, in all, it won't be a single source honey so it's a wildflower honey.

Akueck: I live in the Detroit area but our meadery will be located in NW Michigan in my hometown of Bellaire. It's a beautiful area that would definitely warrant a trip from Detroit. Home of Short's Brewing Company.

Bee Well Meadery has gotten 5-6 "likes" from Gotmeaders and I plan on giving away this big fat 1/2 gallon jar of honey to one of the Gotmead followers the middle of next week.


Marshmallow Blue
01-26-2013, 04:56 PM
Liked! Best of luck with your bees and delicious honey. Can't wait to buy some.

Fisk Jaegaren
01-26-2013, 07:39 PM
Best of luck to you! We need to do another mead and greet, I'll have 2 meads ready right now and a cyser in secondary.

01-26-2013, 10:03 PM
Ooh, that is a bit further afield. We did skip that part of the country on our trip last year, but I do mean to visit it (and the UP, and Isle Royale). I'm sure I can talk the wife into it. ;D

01-26-2013, 10:40 PM
"Liked", too. Can't wait to see how you guys do, I think it's a fantasy of mine (and probably many of us on here.)

01-27-2013, 01:34 AM
liked as well *keeps fingers crossed*

01-27-2013, 07:59 AM


01-27-2013, 01:07 PM
You've been liked! ;D

01-27-2013, 02:40 PM
awesome! look forward to the updates here and in Facebook

01-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Thanks everyone who has liked the page. Very much appreciated. I have a winner of the big fat jar of honey but I don't know his username. I'll get back to you all and post it when he contacts me.

The Kickstarter campaign has now starter.
Check it out here. We are so close.

03-01-2013, 09:00 AM
Hey i just wanted to let you know that i suported your kickstarter! Can't wait to get my honey. :)

03-01-2013, 09:12 AM
It's nice to see that Kickstarter is actually posting meadery projects now. I submitted a project almost exactly like yours and was denied about a year and a half ago. They told me they didn't support alcoholic institutions. I'm going to have to try again. ;D

03-01-2013, 06:47 PM
Yeah there are several brewery startups on there as well, they seem to have lost the inhibition. I even found one brewery starting in my hometown.