The Independent Weekly
Durham, NC – You can call her queen bee. Or you can call her worker bee. When it comes to her business, Honeygirl Meadery, Diane Currier does it all.
Currier is the owner and sole employee of Honeygirl, Durham’s first meadery, which is slated for a fall opening after bureaucratic setbacks delayed the original summer debut date. Though Currier is still waiting for her state liquor license, she has already started fermenting mead, a process that, depending on the type, can take nine months or longer.
“I take it all in stride,” Currier said. “Mead is about patience. If you work with mead, you will learn to be able to wait.”
That is part of the reason she became enamored with the process of mead making.
“Fermenting feels very natural to me,” she says. “It is more my speed.”