Tastings: New Private Seminars!

Sustainable Agriculture, The Rest of the Local Story

Medovina By the Glass!

Global Warming?

The History of Mead

Check out this historic perspective on mead and many thanks to Dr. Garth Cambray for his contribution to this essay.

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Philosophically Speaking...

Bees -Ambassadors of the Good Life!

Tastings - a Tough Job

One final checkpoint before bottling

Spring Time in the Rockies - A new bee year has begun.

Bees Gather for Annual Horse Chestnut Festival


For Beekeepers Only - Tips, techniques, and beekeeping experiences.

Bee Buzz - From the beeyard

Angus achieves immortality


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Medovina - it's not the mead to save for a special occasion, it's the mead that IS a special occasion ...

Welcome to Medovina.com

Medovina brings you artisan Colorado Honey Wine produced by our meadmaster, Mark Beran, and his dedicated work force of Buckfast bees, now over a half a million strong.

Mead, or honey wine, is perhaps the oldest of alcoholic beverages. Simply put, it is wine made from honey instead of grapes. Like grape wine, it can be crafted with either a dry or a sweet finish.

Medovina produces its own honey, from which it hand crafts its mead. Our beeyards are nestled in Old Town Niwot – in the shade of large cottonwoods planted nearly a century ago by early homesteaders.

In what is truly a miracle of nature, flowers use photosynthesis to transform atmospheric carbon dioxide and water to nectar, a complex blend of sucrose and trace amounts of aromatics, essential oils and other delightful compounds. The bees gather this nectar from the unique flora in the Niwot area. The bees provide vital enzymes which break down the nectar into simple sugars. Inside our beehives, and over the course of several months, the nectars transform naturally into a consistently rich, premium honey.

As summer gives way to autumn, Medovina begins harvesting the honey and crafting its mead. Our Old World process preserves the rich floral extracts present in our honey. Our meads are produced naturally, without filtering or added sulfites. Alcohol, honey and acidity are harmonized by producing our meads slowly, in small batches, and barrel aging them before bottling. Further aging occurs naturally in the bottle and full maturity can be expected in 3 to 8 years, but you do not have to wait that long to enjoy them.

Medovina honey wine is a unique culinary experience, try it on a fresh palate: take three sips, then decide.

A Global Bee Crisis

The honeybee as a feral species is near or at extinction.  Stresses from mites, viruses, pesticides and pollution are all contributing to the demise of the honeybee.  If you see a colony of bees in the wild in America, it is most likely a swarm of bees that issued from a managed colony of bees. There are now less than 600 commercial beekeepers in America.  They produce 75% of America's honey crop (a $260 million industry).  Equally important, or perhaps more so, these 600 beekeepers are responsible for most of the crop pollination in America (a $17 billion industry). 

Commercial beekeepers in America are also running the track to extinction. Just over 3 years ago we had over 3,000 commercial beekeepers in America. Bee losses are resulting in costs that are simply not possible to recover from.

You can help.  Buy a bottle of mead several times a year and you will contribute in an increase in demand for quality American honey that can not be achieved by any other means.  This will provide cash flow to beekeepers which perhaps will allow them to make the better choices (which are often more costly) regarding managing their bees through the crisis.

Drink Mead, save a honey bee!