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! Mileeven is run now by Eilis and Sarah, her daughter, still in Co Kilkenny and is one of the leading honey companies in Ireland.
From Irish bees foraging on the Spring and Summer flowers of the South East of Ireland, this is a beautiful floral honey with a medium taste. Pure, Raw Irish honey, with nothing else added.
- Honey is not recommended for infants under 12 months.
- Produced in an environment that handles nuts.