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Micheal Magnini, owner of Midgard Meadery in Scotch Lake, sells his homemade mead at local farmer’s market and ships orders as far away as Whitehorse, Yukon. (ERIN POTTIE / Cape Breton Bureau)
Micheal Magnini, owner of Midgard Meadery in Scotch Lake, sells his homemade mead at local farmer’s market and ships orders as far away as Whitehorse, Yukon. (ERIN POTTIE / Cape Breton Bureau)

Honey of an idea: C.B. man making mark with mead

Erin Pottie
Cape Breton Bureau
The Chronicle Herald
Published January 25, 2015 – 8:45pm

SCOTCH LAKE, NOVA SCOTIA — It’s often referred to as the nectar of the gods.

And drinking it might conjure up thoughts of viking warriors, ancient gods, nymphs and fairies.

But for Micheal Magnini of Scotch Lake, Cape Breton County, the alcoholic beverage mead means turning a passion into a flourishing business.

“It began with my interest in bees,” Magnini said Sunday at his home. “So I became a beekeeper first.

“I was just expanding my knowledge and learning more about bees, bee products and what could be done, and I came across the mead. I thought it would be interesting, so I looked into it more, and I haven’t stopped since.”

He said while their are other honey winemakers in the province, Midgard Meadery, which he operates with his wife, is the only Nova Scotia company dedicated solely to the golden drink made of honey, water and yeast.

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