Honey wins Gold at Blás na hEireann


Still can’t believe my heather honey wins gold at Blás na hEireann 2017.

Back in March I entered two of my raw Irish honey into the Blás na hEireann Irish Food Awards. My heather honey off the Dublin Mountains and my Glenasmole Softset from the bees here on the farm.

Here is how the heather honey is prepared Preparing Heather Honey

It wasn’t until I was about to give a talk on bees, beekeeping and honey from a smallholders perspective. After being invited to attend the smallholders gathering at Taste of Cavan. I was literally being given the mic when I got the email telling me that both my honeys had made it through to the final seven. It took several attempts reading that email to make sure what I was reading was true.

Now I had to start preparing for making a trip down to Dingle at the end of September to the finals Continue reading