11-22-16 – Today I’m tickled to have a ‘home-boy’ on the show, Kirk Jones, beekeeper and, owner of St. Ambrose Cellars in Beulah, MI, just 30 miles from my family home in Onekama, MI. I visit them every time I go home.
Kirk and his wife Sharon, also an experienced beekeeper, are ‘back to earthers’ who met when Kirk moved to Northern Michigan to live a simpler life. They ended up making mead in their business via a happy accident, and have since added some excellent wines to their portfolio.
They run a large beekeeping and honey production facility in both Michigan and the Florida Panhandle and produce very large amounts of honey, which you can purchase on their website, they package bulk honey for mead makers. And, Kirk is in a Zydeco band! You can listen to his band’s music on here.
Join us to talk with Kirk about his meadmaking and beekeeping, and what is going on at St. Ambrose these days.
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Show links and notes
- Renco temperature controllers
- Sparkolloid for clearing mead
- Scott Lab plate and frame filtration
- Vesta Viticulture and Enology Science and Technology Alliance – meadery training
- Fining techniques for mead and wine
- Australasian Yeast Group
- Starrlight Mead – many upcoming events
- Blacksnake Mead – several upcoming events
- Great Society Cider and Mead – several upcoming events
- Mace Meadworks at macemeadworks.com has live music every Saturday night at 250 East Main Street Dayton, Washington 99328[break]
- Brothers Drake Meadery – ongoing concert events
- Oran Mor Artisan Mead – several upcoming events
- Eltham and District Winemakers Guild Wine and Mead Show
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