Mileeven - Irish Honey - Raw Honey - Buy Honey Online

Delightful Honey - True To Our Name

  Mileeven was establised in 1988 by Eilis Gough as Joe, her husband, kept bees as a hobby. Being from Dublin you would wonder how Eilis ended up beekeeping in Kilkenny!
Stuck in traffic one evening, Eilis and Joe decided that there must be something else 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 of their house, 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 love for bees and Irish honey 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" (pronounced "eeven") means delightful! Delightful honey it was and still is, and so a small business, starting with just Pure Irish Honey, run from the kitchen grew to where we are today.
Mileeven is run now by Eilis and Sarah, her daughter, still in Co Kilkenny and is one of the leading honey companies in Ireland. The range has increased to include other honeys as well as Irish honey, like Manuka honey, Organic honey, Honeycomb, Lavender honey but staying true to the quality that is good for the bees and great for taste. Let us take you on a journey. 
All of our honeys are pure, raw honey.

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


Awards & Accreditation

Organic Honey
Great Taste Awards
Irish Food Awards

Gulfood Innovation Awards
Finalist Best New Product Development
Gulfood Highly Commended
Gulfood Finalist Best New Functional Food
Best New Brand or Company

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

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

Great Taste Awards

Great Taste Awards

Mileeven 1Kg Honeycomb Straight From The Hive - 3 Star
Mileeven Pure Manuka MGO 250, Raw & Unblended - 1 Star

Mileeven Pure Honey - Raw & Unblended - 1 Star
Sarah's Zesty Honey with Ginger - 1 Star
Mileeven Pure Manuka Honey MGO 500 - Raw & Unblended - 1 Star

Mileeven Organic Honey - Raw & Unblended - 2 Stars
Sarah's Warming Honey with Cinnamon - 1 Star
Mileeven 1kg Honeycomb - Straight from the Hive - 1 Star

Mileeven Pure Honey - Raw & Unblended- 1 Star
Mileeven Pure Lavender Honey - Raw & Unblended - 1 Star

Sarah's Fruity Acacia Honey with Mixed Berries - 2 Star 
Mileeven Pure Honey - 1 Star
Mileeven Pure Manuka Honey MGO 250 - Raw & Unblended - 2 Stars

Mileeven Organic Honey 2* GOLD

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

Sarah's Zesty Honey with Ginger 2* GOLD

Sarah's Scrummy Honey with Sour Cherries 1* GOLD

Ginger Tea Brack 3* GOLD

Honey and Mango Spread - GOLD

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

Raspberry and Poitin Preserve - GOLD 
Luxury Christmas Pudding - BRONZE

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

Organic Marmalade - SILVER

Pure Irish Honey - SILVER

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