New Lancaster meadery helps conserve bees with new taste bar
LANCASTER, N.Y. (WKBW) – There’s a new meadery in town – and their focus – conserving bees.
While they opened doors back in September, Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster is hosting its official grand opening in just under a week – an opportunity for the WNY community to try, learn and expose themselves to the power of bees.
Mead, which is essentially nothing more than – honey, water, and yeast, is a beverage that’s been around for centuries – all thanks to the honey.
Joe and Patricia Marshall have been brewers for over a decade – making their own beer and wine. But it was Trish’s initial interest in mead that got the couple interested in reviving the oldie but goodie, bringing the community along, and saving bees all at the same time.
“We have tremendous product here. As a member of the Western New York Honey Producers Association, I’ve gotten to know beekeepers from different parts of the area and it makes complete sense that for us to brew the best product, we need to start with the best honey,” Trish said.
Meadery Profile: Lilly Belle Meads