Brothers Matt and Kit of Hive Mind Mead and Brew Co have brought a contemporary approach to the ancient practice of Mead fermentation right in the heart of the Wye Valley to produce a wide range of Mead, Honey beers and spirits.

 Their 150-strong hives allow the duo to produce a variety of products which are low in food miles but have won coveted awards such as two 3 Star Great Taste Awards in 2022 and 2023 and the Golden Fork Award for Wales for their Traditional Mead. 

 Local Senedd Member, Peter Fox visited Hive Mind Mead and Brew Co to check out their work and congratulate them on reaching the 2024 finals of the Welsh Food and Drinks Awards for the Innovation Award.

 After meeting  Peter, Kit said how it was “wonderful to showcase our local area with the products we make, making mead and keeping bees is a fantastic way of being in touch with the local flora and fauna this area has to offer!” and  he was proud to highlight that they now sell their mead “in three Michelin restaurants, and all the Selfridges stores, so it's great to get this wonderful style of drink, and the fantastic local honey, the recognition it deserves.”

Kit added they also have a small bar in the meadery which is open every Friday for drinks and pizza