Commercial Meadery Category: Commercial Meaderies
Rocky Singh of Poland, Ohio, and owner of Brookstone Meadery and Brewing Company has his own hives to make honey, soon will apply for a license to sell his product, which comes in 20 different flavors.
The process, he says, shouldn’t take too long – not like the process of making the mead.
Singh experimented in the beginning with how much honey and water to use to make the perfect mead. His business, Brookstone Meadery Brewing Co., became an official company in 2013.
Singh decided in 2014 he needed his own bees to make the honey for the mead, so he got some hives for his backyard and became a beekeeper. He wanted his product to have top-notch honey.
“You have to be really careful with your honey,” Singh said. “Without the bees you cannot have a good mead.”
Today, he has eight hives.
“I have lost the number of times I have been stung,” Singh said.
After he gathers the honey and makes the mead, he has to wait a year and a half for it to age to perfection.
His current inventory is about 200 gallons at various ages. One gallon makes 31/2 bottles.
In December, Singh started to sell some of the honey from his hives. He’s about out now.
Once his mead makes it to market, Singh will be ready for rapid growth.