Meet: Vitalii Mead

In our case study about basswood trees we talked about a great natural sweetener called honey, which is not only used in culinary but also in production of alcoholic beverages for centuries. Building on that, we went on to interview Vitalii Mead who makes a honey alcoholic beverage called, surprise surprise, mead.   What made…

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Basswood Tree: The Bee Tree

As a little boy, I used to spend my weekends out and about as a boy scout and because of that, I learnt many practical skills (using difference parts of trees) – natural remedies, wood carving to name a couple. In the area I grew up, one of the most common trees is the Basswood…

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