The NewBee Guide was written in 2006 by Angus, then a very active member of the GotMead forums, and a new, but avid, meadmaker. Angus developed several recipes that turned out pretty awesome, and the NewBee Guide was his very kind gift to GotMead to help other new meadmakers to learn our wonderful craft.
In 2018, Bray Denard, creator of Bray’s One Month Mead (BOMM), updated the guide to add new knowledge that had been gained since 2006.
I have brought the NewBee Guide over to our new site, and will be making updates, corrections and expansions to it. If you have ideas on how we can make the NewBee Guide better, drop me a line.
— Vicky Rowe
“Welcome to the Newbee Guide to Making Mead. The following chapters contain the basics of brewing Mead along with a few pointers to avoid a contaminated batch. It is written from the perspective of a complete novice to brewing and therefore contains descriptions of the equipment and the ingredients along with the method. If there are questions that are not answered here, please pop over to the forum and search the postings. You will be amazed at the depth of knowledge contained within the minds of the more experienced members found there.”