We’ve had quite a few people ask us about our name and why Beomead.
Beo means “bee” in the Anglo-Saxon tongue of Old English. “Beo” is also a nod to the old Anglo-Saxon legend of Beowulf, the mighty warrior.
Mead is of course our signature beverage, honey wine.
Together “Beo” and “Mead” can also form a kenning, or metaphor often used in Old Norse and Old English and can mean something like “wine from the bee”. Just as Beowulf which literally means “bee wolf” may have been interpreted through use of kennings as “honey hunter” or something similar.