Who We Are

We areProducer of great meads

We are a small NYS farm Meadery producing small batches of handcrafted meads from our honey harvested right here on our farm.

01Our Philosophy

We realize how important the honeybee population is to humankind.  We need more bees as pollinators.  Most plant species– almost 90%, in fact– rely on pollinators to reproduce. Pollination is the process by which pollinators help plants to produce fruit and vegetables by transporting pollen from one flower to another.

Pollinators help plants survive, and plants:

  • Produce ⅓ of our food supply by giving us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts
  • Provide ½ of the world’s oils, fibers (such as the cotton used to make clothes), and other raw materials
  • Are used to create many medicines
  • Provide food and cover for wildlife
  • Keep waterways clean
  • Prevent soil erosion

Honeybees are among the most numerous and efficient pollinator species in the world. An average honeybee can visit more than 2,000 flowers in one day, these bees greatly increase the chances of a plant producing a fruit or vegetable.

We believe now more than ever we must do what we can to protect these national treasures and preserve the balance of our ecosystem.

02Our Technique

We combine both traditional and modern mead making techniques to produce our fine meads.

03Handcrafted

Each batch that we produce is made from NYS honey and as many locally source ingredients as we can find.

ExploreOur Story

What started out as a hobby, soon became a passion.  Beekeeping has always been fascinating to me.  Home brewing is something I have always dabbled in.  What better way to combine these two interests?  After several years of working in finance, I decided to take flight and hit the countryside.  In 2018 my wife and I opened Green Apiaries, LLC and in 2021 became licensed as a NYS Farm Meadery and Honey House Meadery was born. Located in Duanesburg, NY. We keep an apiary of Honeybees and harvest the wildflower honey our bees produce. From this honey we hand craft our small batch craft meads.

What is Mead?The History of Mead

Mead is an alcoholic beverage made from honey. It’s one of the oldest forms of brewing and does great things for the environment. Where honeybees are found crops do well. Mead is produced through the process of fermenting water, yeast and honey.  It is believed to be the world’s oldest beverages. The ancient Egyptians believed the bees were the messengers of the gods and honey divine in nature. Evidence of mead has been traced to King Tutt’s tomb. Queen Elizabeth I produced her own sweet version of mead. It is said the tradition of a “Honeymoon” comes from giving a newlywed couple enough mead to keep them libated for a cycle of the moon.  Vikings enjoyed mead from a drinking horn. Ancient Greeks once considered mead to be medicinal since honey has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties and referred to it as “nectar of the gods”.  You may think mead is made from honey so it must be too sweet for your pallet.  Not true!  Our meads range from dry, semi-sweet to sweet.

Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All meads should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle. William Green
We believe that the key to successful meadmaking is teamwork, and we have assembled a team with unmatched experience and passion.