Tucked away in the small town of Alvinston in Lambton County, Munro Honey & Meadery is home to five generations of beekeepers and honey producers, and has become the largest producer of mead in Ontario.
Owned by the Bryans family, including brothers John and Davis, the business celebrated its centennial in 2014.
Munro Honey & Meadery produces and exports 100- 200 thousand pounds of honey on average per year.
When it comes to honey, they do it all. They sell honey to grocery chains and local stores, beekeeping supplies to beekeeping hobbyists, as well as exporting honey to the US in bulk.
However, the production of ‘honey’ is only where the story of Munro Honey & Meadery begins.
Not content to limit themselves to honey production, in 1999 they made the brave and ambitious decision to expand into the production of mead. Blazing a trail and becoming the first commercial meadery in Ontario, their meads regularly medal and win prestigious awards at international mead competitions.