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Daniel Ficza, who is P.E.I.’s only licensed mead maker, earned a silver medal with is Golden Drop mead in the traditional dry mead category at the 2014 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition in Colorado, which is the largest mead completion on the world. © GUARDIAN PHOTO BY MARY MACKAY
Daniel Ficza, who is P.E.I.’s only licensed mead maker, earned a silver medal with is Golden Drop mead in the traditional dry mead category at the 2014 Mazer Cup International Mead Competition in Colorado, which is the largest mead completion on the world. © GUARDIAN PHOTO BY MARY MACKAY

Sweet taste of success

Honey is the cream of the crop for Daniel and Beatrice Ficza at Honeydew Apiaries in Canoe Cove

Mary MacKay
Published on September 20, 2014
The Guardian

Canoe Cove, BC, Canada – Bees are nature’s delicate beasts of burden.

And just like the cows come home on a dairy farm at the end of the day, on a bee farm like Honeydew Apiaries of Canoe Cove, these little winged workhorses wend their way back to their homey hives with a dogged determination.

“Most of them go to their own house in most cases. Sometimes they do trade a little bit. But if you kind of space them a little bit, they’ll find their way,” says beekeeper Daniel Ficza, who operates this local pot of honey gold with his wife, Beatrice Ficza.

Together they are enjoying the sweet taste of success with the recent silver medal win of their Golden Drop mead, or honey wine, at an international mead-only competition. That’s in addition to their longstanding apiary business that produces products like candles, beeswax, lip balms and honey sold in stores and at their handy roadside stand.

Full Story:  http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/2014-09-20/article-3875976/Sweet-taste-of-success%0D%0A/1

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