Mead Making Class: Mead-life Crisis

Discover how to make mead at this fun, hands-on Bowral workshop!

Bowral Beekeeping

Bowral Beekeeping

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3 hours Class size 1 to 8

label $187 (or 4 payments of $46.75 Afterpay)

This is no MEAD-iocre workshop. It involves honey wine at an apiary and you might get a little buzzed!

Love honey, bees, refreshing and delicious beverages? This is the perfect class for you! In this three-hour session, you will learn the basics of making one of the oldest fermented drinks known to humans as “Ambrosia”, or Nectar of the Gods.

You'll go home with a five-litre "carboy" that will turn into delicious mead over the following few months. Run onsite at a working apiary you'll learn about the different types of mead, equipment, hygiene, selecting different types of honey and yeast, and aromatics you can add.

Alongside the completed mead, you'll go home with a complete professional kit and the confidence to make more mead in the future.

We start with a quick tour of the apiary and an overview of the different styles of hives. We then move to a converted shipping container looking out over the apiary for morning tea and a honey tasting. We then deep dive into the process of making mead and get started on making a batch in your own bottle to take home with you.

The workshop is a collaboration between Hamish Ta-mé from Bowral Beekeeping and Jeff Aston, head winemaker at Tractorless Vineyard. The two came together through a shared love of bees, sustainability and regional produce.

We will have several varieties of mead on hand to taste as well as a few of Jeff's most recent wines.

Please note: Public dates for this class require at least 4 guests to run. In the unlikely event that we don't reach this number, we'll cancel the class; in this case we'll inform you and allow you to get a refund or reschedule, so please watch your email/SMS one day prior to the class.

Knowledge required
Beginners welcome. No experience is required.
What you'll get
Everything is supplied for the workshop including ingredients for your first batch and equipment to take home with you. These include a one-gallon fermenting container, airlock, racking cane, yeast, hydrometer, yeast nutrients, sanitiser, and recipes.

Bowral Beekeeping is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

The session is run outdoors. We also use anti viral sprays on all gear used in the session.

180 Mittagong Road, Bowral NSW

Your teacher
Bowral Beekeeping
Bowral Beekeeping

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Bowral Beekeeping is the leading beekeeping training and experiences provider in the Southern Highlands of NSW. We run regular workshops and experiences at our Bowral apiary.

Whether you want to get started in beekeeping or have a hive and need some help managing it we can help with all stages of your beekeeping journey. Alongside our more formal workshops, we run Australia's most highly ranked "experience" where you can hear about the fascinating life of these pollinators, taste honey and then suit up and get into the hives for some memorable photos.

Our head teacher, Hamish Ta-mé, started his beekeeping journey as a teenager and has been deeply engaged ever since. Alongside his years of experience, Hamish has formal qualifications in beekeeping and teaching.

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