Mead is honey wine. It is made when honey is diluted and allowed to ferment. Mead is thought by many to have been the first alcoholic beverage made by humans. Learn about honey, the equipment for making mead, yeasts and fermentation, recipes and formulas, fermentation, racking and aging, bottles, closures, sparkling mead, proples with mead making and home analysis and judging mead.

Roger A. Morse is professor of Apiculture at Cornell University. He has had a long-term interest in mead, and completed his M.S. thesis on the subject.