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For Armond Wilbourn, beekeeping is about more than just the honey

For Armond Wilbourn, beekeeping is about more than just the honey

(Though the honey’s fantastic.) Meet Noble Honey Co. creator Armond Wilbourn.
Georgia mead

There’s a movement in Georgia to modernize mead

Mead has long been the drink of legends. Now meadmakers are looking to elevate the fermented honey wine from an archaic novelty to a beverage as buzzworthy as cider or even craft beer.

11. Savannah Bee Company

This honey store also offers tastings of mead—the world’s oldest fermented beverage—made from honey, water, and yeast.

Urban beekeeping on the rise

If it seems that the buzz around bees has picked up volume, that’s because it has. According to the USDA, bees help pollinate one-third of all our food, but recently, a mysterious and destructive honeybee disease called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been wiping out record numbers of hives across the U.S. Although CCD is a common phenomonom, scientists can't explain why it's increasing at such a devastating rate.

Here’s the Scoop on Honey

Honey, like wine, is a hyper­local food. Each batch is different, deriving color and flavor from the blossoms found by bees. Beekeepers place hives in, say, a kudzu patch or strawberry field.

Fennel, Apple, and Asher Blue Cheese Salad

Affairs to Remember executive chef Ahmad Nourzad shares this autumn dish featuring Georgia ingredients.

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