McKinley’s Meadery is located in Hebron, Ohio. Our passion for meads developed from our passion for honey bees and beekeeping. In 2013 after collecting a bountiful honey crop, we had a small surplus of honey, and decided to experiment with various types of meads. What began as a few one and two gallon experimental batches, led to a business venture. After designating and remodeling a large portion of our home’s basement for the business, McKinley’s Meadery is now a federal and state licensed meadery.
Our first two meads were released in 2020, a traditional style sweet mead and a black raspberry melomel. In late 2021, we released several more styles of meads including cysers and metheglins. In 2022, we are looking forward to adding a few more mead styles to our product list, as well as, starting some new meads for 2023.
We are dedicated to crafting the most exceptional meads possible using the finest ingredients available. For us this process starts with the honey bees. Each one of our meads is crafted in small batches, 100 gallons or less, using a delicious blend of wildflower honey from our own hives and other high quality honey sources. The fruits and spices we use are also obtained through quality sources or grown by us here at McKinley’s Meadery.
Our Apiary and Winery
It all started with honey bees. Jarrod began taking an interest in bees and beekeeping at a young age. His grandfather is an avid beekeeper and Jarrod often watched and observed, learning all he could. At 13 years old, Jarrod was given his own hive to manage. Within a few years he had added several more hives to his apiary and strived for more. Currently our apiary consists of 15 beehives split between several out-yards located in the Licking county area. We are excited to be able to share our passion for mead and bees with others.