Mileeven

 

 A bit about Mileeven
Delightful Honey - True To Our Name

  Mileeven was establised in 1988 by Eilis Gough as her and Joe, her husband, kept bees - as a hobby. Being from Dublin city you would wonder how Eilis ended up minding bees in Kikenny!
Stuck in traffic one evening Eilis and Joe decided there must be more to do and so took up an evening course to avoid the traffic - which was beekeeping (second option was cabinet making). 
Starting with two hives in the back garden at their house in Donabate, everything seemed normal with this hobby! Fast forward a few years and a move to Piltown, Co Kilkenny where space was not an issue and Joe's loves for bees at a questionable level and the two hive hobby turned into a 100 hive job and Mileeven was born. 
"Mil" is the Irish for honey and "Aoibhinn" is delightful! Delightful honey it was and still is, and so a small business run in the kitchen grew to where we are today.
Mileeven is run now by Eilis along with Sarah, her daughter but still in Piltown, Co Kilkenny and is one of the leading honey suppliers inIreland. Our range increased to include other honeys as well as Irish honey like Manuka honey, Organic honey, Pure honey, Lavender honey but staying true to the quality that is good for the bees and great for taste!

The awards from Great Taste, Irish Food Awards and Gulfood that we have received over the years as well as BRC and Organic Trust Certification confirm our quality and innovation and our position as a leading honey supplier. 

Awards & Accreditation

Origin GreenOrganic HoneyBRC Grade AA

 

Irish Food Awards

2016
Blas na hÉieann Awards Bronze Medal
for Pure Irish Honey
2012
Blas na hÉireann Awards Silver Medal
for Luxury Brandy Butter
2011
Blas na hÉireann Awards Silver Medal
for Cranberry & Port Sauce



OTHER AWARDS
2015
Highly Commended at 'World Marmalade Awards'
Mileeven Irish Whiskey Marmalade
Mileeven Irish Breakfast
2013
Small Firms Association Finalists, Food & Drink Category
2010
South East Women in Business Award winners for 'Excellence in Food'
2010
Kilkenny County Enterprise Award winners 

Great Taste Awards

GREAT TASTE AWARDS

2014
Mileeven Organic Honey 2* GOLD

2013
Mileeven Pure Honey 1* GOLD
Mileeven Manuka Honey 10+ 1* GOLD

2012
Sarah's Zesty Honey with Ginger 2* GOLD

2011
Sarah's Scrummy Honey with Sour Cherries 1* GOLD

2009
Ginger Tea Brack 3* GOLD

2007
Honey and Mango Spread - GOLD

2005
Honey and Cream Liqueur - SILVER 
Raspberry and Poitin Preserve - SILVER
Irish Whiskey Marmalade - BRONZE

2004
Raspberry and Poitin Preserve - GOLD 
Luxury Christmas Pudding - BRONZE

2002
Pure Irish honey - SILVER
Summer Fruits and Whiskey Preserve - BRONZE

2000
Organic Marmalade - SILVER

1999
Pure Irish Honey - SILVER


2013
Gulfood Highly Commended

2011
Gulfood Finalist Best New Functional Food
Best New Brand or Company 

2010
Bridgestone Guide


"Best Places to Eat, Stay & Drink"