Last year I planned on making a bunch of mead and my grocery store had bottles of clover honey so I would pick one up everytime I went shopping. Bakers yeast are the little packets at the grocery store. Some people use it some dont. There is a good recipe for joes ancient orange mead on this site that calls for it. Search it out it is supposed to be great mine is still in the primary though. If you are interested in making mead it is a good first choice very easy.