1997 208 pages (S750)
The chapters of this book sparkle like the finest mead, full of the author's good humour and love for her subject. The author provides an eclectic range of recipes from the foolproof to the extremely exotic, accompanied by all sorts of stories, expert tips, and excellent illustrations. Mead making is another way for beekeepers to diversify their craft, adding interest and income. Pamela Spence is the founder of the American Mead Association, and is a skilled and certainly spirited mead maker. As she says, Mead, with its sacred associations for many different religious and ethnic groups, has potential to become an economic backbone for many spiritual and co-operative communities. An encouraging, excellent and original book . . . and even better, 3% of profits from the book go to support the work of Bees for Development!