Our Story

Honeytree Meadery is Nashville’s premier craft meadery.

Economy + Ecology + Education

Here at Honeytree we produce quality meads through environmentally sustainable processes.

We also work to build community around this special drink by enlightening and educating our patrons.  It’s our mission to update the ancient beverage for the modern consumer while retaining the age-old spirits of kinship and reverence for nature.



Ross Welbon

Ross leaves a trail of smiles wherever he goes.  He’s a long-time beekeeper and brewer of both beer and mead, previously brewing for Little Harpeth Brewing. His time working with LHB produced countless contacts within the Nashville brewing and restaurant community, as well as their popular Mosiac IPK.  His passion for beekeeping and sharing his knowledge with others knows no bounds, and he intends on pursuing a Master Beekeeper certificate in the next few years.


Dru Sousan

Dru is a long time friend of Honeytree’s Co-Owner Ross Welbon. He moved to Nashville in 2011 and joined the team at The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden in 2012. Dru has several years of experience as a bartender and hospitality professional. He chose the hospitality industry because it was a good fit for his gregarious personality and allowed him the freedom to spend time outdoors doing adventure sports and studying aquaponics. His roots started on a family farm in Illinois and he has been studying sustainable farming for years. He applies this passion and knowledge to contribute to Honeytree’s commitment to environmental stewardship through ecologically balanced business practices. In addition to being a co-owner, he will serve as Honeytree’s tasting room manager and assistant beekeeper to Ross. Dru adds light, humor and a positive energy to our team that is contagious to everyone that he interacts with. His title is The Missing Link because he is the perfect addition to our ownership team.