update to honey, honey
I called Bob Miller, the Apiary owner (apiarist? apiaria-?) to find out about honey prices.
The bees are all right there, they feature a number of different kinds (they strongly suggest you come down to see everything).
Gim, I thought of you and bees, and thought, oh man - can we still get you there? Although I can imagine you wouldn't want to be near them...
But I just called to check prices, mainly. They sell bulk honey in two sizes:
2lb jars are $5.00
40lb buckets are $66.00
I had a look at a few recipes on honeywine.com, and my handy 'online conversion' website (here's one I liked, although there were many):
Name of Recipe: Maid's Methyglen
Recipe Ingredients: 3 kg (about 6.6 pounds) light honey, 2 tsp nutrient, 1 tsp tannin, Juice of one orange, 2 tsp orange zest, 2 tsp ground cinnamin, one tetly's teabag, white wine yeast.
Recipe Process: Put all ingredients, except yeast, into a pot with about 3 litres of water. Bring to boil, stirring constantly, scim off scum for about 15 minutes while just on the boil. Cover and let cool to a handling level. Strain and add cold ex-boiled water to bring the temp to about 25 deg C into a clean carboy. Add hydrated yeast, put in air-lock and rack after about 2 weeks. Rack again at about 2 months. Wait... brew and drink beer while waiting... Rack and bottle when clear. Do not bottle early - use Campden tablets if you can't wait. But it's so much better if you wait...