The honey-based alcoholic drink produced by an Island beekeeper has placed second in an international mead competition.

Mead is a drink made by fermenting honey in water, often with fruit, spices or hops.

Daniel Ficza of Canoe Cove came in second at the recent Mazer Cup International Mead Competition 2014 in the traditional dry mead category.

"I was actually quite tickled, I guess in a way, and the reason is because you're working against some of the biggest meaders in the [U.S.]," he says. "And there's some really big meaders, which have done that professionally for many many years."

Ficza’s mead is called The Golden Drop. He’s been making mead for six years and the honey he collects is a key ingredient.