The Waterford Honey Show will welcome over 1,000 beekeepers from across the region during the Harvest Festival, which takes place in Waterford City this September 8th to 10th 2023.
All locally produced branded jars of honey are eligible to participate in the honey awards. The products will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges for tasting.
The East Waterford BeeKeepers’ Association is hosting the Waterford Honey Show and the event will inform honey producers, beekeepers, retailers and visitors about honey products available in the Southeast region.
The honey products will be evaluated by a panel of expert judges for tasting using the 'blind method' without packaging and without any type of distinctive feature visible.
Each product will be assigned a numerical rating on the evaluation sheet, which represents the general sense of enjoyment as well as other criteria, such as appearance, odour, texture, flavour and viscosity.
A trophy will be presented to the overall supreme honey producer.
Visitors to the Waterford Honey Awards will be offered free access and can enjoy a view into an enclosed glass observation hive. Those in attendance can also meet with the region’s top honey producers and taste some of the honey that is available in the region.
The Waterford Harvest Festival is supported by Waterford City & County Council and organised by GIY and offers an array of entirely free events. There will be two live music stages along with a vast array of things to see, do and eat throughout the festival weekend.
Highlights include ‘Food Matters’ food sustainability talks where some of the country’s most esteemed food writers, chefs, activists, journalists and business people will take part.