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No Longer in Beer's Shadow, Honey-Based Mead Is Making a Sweet Comeback

Oct 10, 2019

For the next several weeks, WUSF News and The Zest podcast are collaborating on a special reporting project on honey bees. 

SPECIAL REPORT: The Buzz On Florida's Honey Bees

Mead, an alcoholic beverage made from fermented honey, is growing in popularity because of things like craft beer, Harry Potter books and the Games of Thrones craze. Brian Wing of St. Petersburg’s Green Bench Mead & Cider says the brewery’s small-batch mead is the most “local” thing you can drink, made with honey from Green Bench’s rooftop beehives. 

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