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Honey Harvest By-Products: Making Mead

Mead is made in a reusable glass container

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At its most basic, mead - one of the world's oldest alcoholic beverages - is a blend of honey and water fermented with yeast. History of mead, terminology, safety and sanitation, and raw vs cooked methods are covered. Participants leave with 2-litres of mead-in-the-making to continue the fermentation process at home, simple instructions, and recipe variations for future mead-making adventures. Each participant will be provided with a reusable glass growler, fermentation lock and bung.

This course may be taken individually or as part of the Sustainable Urban Beekeeping certificate series available through the Humber Arboretum and Humber College. 

Course fee: $48 (plus HST) plus additional materials fee of $45 

When: Sunday October 6th from 1:30 p.m. to to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum (At the back of the Humber College North Campus, 205 Humber College Blvd., Toronto - Directions

To Register: If you would like to register for this workshop alone or if you are interested in registering for the full beekeeping certificate call the Humber Arboretum at 416-675-5009 or email