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Randolph County honey winery creates a buzz

Healthberry Farm and Honey River Meadery is bottling product for the first time in 2014. The wine label features a skep — an old-fashioned beehive — and personified bees, some canoeing in the river. The owner of the farm and meadery, Ben McKean, is a whitewater river guide.

By Judy E. Hamilton, Staff writer The Charleston Gazette DRYFORK, WV — The word “mead,” for many of us, may conjure up images of medieval England, where characters from Geoffrey Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” are roaming in a scenic field. With three meaderies in the state — which produce wine from honey — some winemakers are hoping those faraway images soon ...

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