Mead is an alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey with yeast. Mead is not a beer, wine, or spirit in the normal sense; it is its own class of alcohol, and it is believed to be the oldest alcoholic beverage. Mead has held a pivotal place in many cultures throughout its nearly 8,000 year history, and it is still enjoyed throughout the world.
Drinking mead is good for the planet! Each bottle of mead contains the nectar of two million flowers, which means ten or twenty million seeds were pollinated to continue the cycle of life. Each sip of refreshing Wild Blossom mead renews the Earth.
Bees collect nectar from flowers, then return to their hives atop the roof of the Marriott Magnificent Mile, in the Ogden Dunes, in the Kankakee dunes and on a stretch of Park District land formerly home to a steel mill. At the hives, the bees disperse the nectar, and worker bees take over, turning the nectar into honey by evaporating most of the water.