*As seen on John Torode's Ireland and Neven Maguire's Irish Seafood Trails*
Nature's Amazing Workers
Mead’s primary ingredient is honey, collected from diverse botanical sources by nature’s amazing workers, honeybees. It takes about four million visits to flowers to make one kilo of honey and those bees will cover 200,000 kilometres. One honeybee will collect less than a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.
As an Origin Green certified company, part of our remit is to educate our meadery visitors about the problems that bees face. Beekeepers face significant losses and fragmentation of pollinator-friendly habitats with diverse food sources as well as high use of pesticides, the impact of the verroa mite and colony collapse.