I gave a lady a couple bottles of mead because she was kind enough to pick and give me about thirty pounds of perfectly ripe wild plums. Since she has yeast allergies, I figured she would give it to her sisters but she donated it to a charity auction. My untasted mead brought $40 a bottle! I guess I have a fortune in the basement! What mystique surround our bees and related hobbies! I pray that the folks buying are not disappointed.