Andrew Schwab is a life-long, second-generation beekeeper. Having grown up in the honey-producing state of North Dakota, Andrew started making mead about ten years ago. In his search of that perfect mead, he has garnered numerous awards from national mead competitions along the way.


This mead making class will teach you everything you need to know to make great-tasting mead at home. Andrew will discuss the importance of sanitation and demonstrate how to properly use all the necessary equipment. By making mead during the class, you will be able to see each step. He will discuss the ingredients and chemicals used, as well as some of the basics of fermentation. The class will end with a question and answer period, and also a tasting. Meet in the Natural Resources Building.

Note: This year, we will include some mead tasting and discussion during the workshop. If you have made mead, please bring a bottle or two to share with others. I will bring bottles of the mead that was made during last year’s workshop also.