As for honey, Spain seems to be a good place too. I've been to a couple of artisinal shops and good honey seems to go for about €6 per kilo (a lil under 3 per pound). I just bought some small jars to try out some flavors. Lavender, Orange blossom, Rosemary, Thyme and "forest" honeys seem quite popular and affordable here.
-=[ Mead n00b / video gaming addict ]=-
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