Respect. A Mead For Change

Credit: Black Heath Meadery



  1. a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
  2. due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.


  • to admire someone or something deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, and/or achievements

By definition, respect should be a simple concept to grasp and yet look at the world around us. More and more, we the evidence that this is not the case. Some would have you believe fighting for social justice is a sign of weakness when the truth is that it takes great strength to take up this fight.

The pandemic has shown a light on the injustices in our society. Some would love nothing more than a return to normalcy and the status quo; to pretend the injustices of our world don’t exist. Others have chosen the difficult path to a better future for all.

The Black is Beautiful initiative started by Weathered Souls was the most notable contribution from the industry towards social justice from the past year.

Black Heath Meadery has found their own way to contribute to healing the divide in our world. Friday, March 12th at 4pm, they will release Respect, a mead using Zambian wildflower honey blended with black currants, blackberries, and black raspberries. The bottles will go on sale for $30 each with a 2 per person limit.

$5 of each bottle sold will benefit the Ankraha Yoga Garden (AYG). AYG is a new project designed by Dr Ram Bhagat and Duron Chavis to be a restorative urban garden space with a herbal labyrinth, seasonal vegetable plots, and mini orchards and food forests. Added rain gardens are meant to provide a healing environment for youth and families impacted by gun violence.

Watch the video below to learn more about Dr Bhagat’s work.

Once again bottles will go on sale today Friday, March 12th at 4pm. $30/bottle. Limit 2 bottles/person.

Black Heath Meadery
1313 Altamont Ave
Richmond, VA 23230

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