Planet Bee unveils mead bar

The local honey farm invites the public to a grand re-opening of the newly expanded facility

A sweet expansion is causing a buzz at Planet Bee Friday.

The local honey farm and meadery invites the public to a grand re-opening of the newly expanded mead tasting bar at 2 p.m.

Along with samples of Honeymood Mead, the event will include pairings from Chocoliro Finest Chocolates, Terroir Cheese and Fieldstone Organics.

“Mead is an ancient beverage made of fermented honey and water and can be traced back thousands of years,” said Claudette Martin, Planet Bee’s director of marketing and community events.

Planet Bee has been producing award-winning Honeymoon Mead since 2009 using local honey from its own honey bees and with other local Okanagan ingredients.

“With 11 styles to choose from, our meads range from sweet to dry and can be mellow, fruity or spicy,” said Martin.

“Whether it’s a metheglin (spicy) or a melomel (infused with fruit), they are all delicious and there’s something for everyone.”

Planet Bee Honey Farm and Honeymoon Meadery have been an operating honey farm on Vernon’s Bella Vista bench since 2003. Situated amongst the orchards and vineyards it is open year-round,

“Planet Bee is the place to come and bring your visitors to learn about the challenges facing bees, their importance to agriculture and the amazing treasures of the hive that have been renowned since ancient times for their numerous health benefits,” said Martin.