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brewersapprenticeThe Brewer’s Apprentice: An Insider’s Guide to the Art and Craft of Beer Brewing, Taught by the Masters

by Greg Koch and Matt Allyn

Unlike most brewers, Bob makes his beverage from the same raw materials he helped create earlier in the year: He is also a beekeeper of course, his bees do a good share of the legwork in creating honey, but Bob’s attention to detail and lifelong infatuation with bees creates an exceptional mead.

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Victoria businesses join global climate strike, some close shop

 / Times Colonist

As many as 50 Greater Victoria businesses have signed on to play roles during Friday’s global strike to pressure governments into action on climate change.

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signageFeatured Winery

by Robert Bell, WinesofCanada.com

One of the best places for producing Mead is Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery in Sooke* British Columbia a short drive from the provinces capital Victoria. The combination of Bob Liptrot’s 43 years of beekeeping experience and over 25 years of mead making experience bring a unique and educational culinary experience to mead produced here.

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meadbottlesSooke’s the Place to Quench a Need for Mead

by Garth Eichel, Victoria Times Colonist – Thursday, May 26, 2011

It’s remarkable to consider that over several millennia, humans have tried ingesting just about everything in the pursuit of sustenance or bliss. More often than not, experimentation ends in disappointment, if not sickness or death. But every now and again the outcome is wonderful. Just imagine, then, the reaction of the first prehistoric brute to guzzle fermented honey water -what we now know as mead.

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beeThe Mystery of the Missing Bees

by Susan Hauser, Northwest Palate – September/ October 2008

B.C. Beekeeper Optimistic Despite Losses

Bob Liptrot’s beehives dot 12 oceanside acres west of Victoria on Vancouver Island. This is Tugwell Creek Honey Farm. Since 2003 its been a meadery, as well, producing up to 12,000 bottles of honey wine each year.Liptrot says after learning beekeeping from his neighbor as a boy, his innate curiosity led him eventually to a Master’s degree in Apicultural Sciences from Simon Fraser University.

During the summer, people stop by Liptrot’s tasting room to sample the variety of meads he makes from his own honey. Invariable, the subject of colony collapse disorder comes up. Between sips, visitors can get an education.

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Location & Hours
Tugwell Creek Honey Farm & Meadery
8750 West Coast Road Sooke, BC V9Z 1H2
Tel: (250) 642-1956
Email: [email protected]

Tasting Room Hours of Operation
Wednesday to Sunday 12-5pm starting May 2nd.
May to September 12-5pm Wednesday through Sunday
October to April 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday
*closed January and all civic holidays.

Trade Contact
Regional Agent Lower Mainland, Whistler & Sunshine Coast
Richard Massey: [email protected]
Tel: 604-454-4046