Saw someone comment that he/she was not near a good shop. THought I would post good info on finding a homebrew shop.
1. Go to beeradvocate.com http://www.beeradvocate.com/
2. On the left, there is a beer travel/beerfly link. Use this
3. SHould be self explanatory from here, but search for homebrew shops in your area/state.
Hope this helps you make good meads.
Cool resource Joe! Hadn't checked that one out...
Unfortunately homebrew shops tend to not stay in business very long so resource sites are often out of date. You can usually get reliable information (and a whole lot of opinion!!!) about products and availability at rec.crafts.brewing. Similar newsgroups at rec.crafts.winemaking and rec.crafts.meadmaking are also good sources of current information.
I've been brewing beer for years and just did my first batch of mead last month, now the wait begins.
The best resource I have found for supplies of brewing in the SE is Alternative Beverage in Charlotte, NC. The website is:
The owner Jess, is very helpful and knowledgeable, if you have any technical questions.