The first Waterford Honey Show will take place during the 2022 Harvest Festival, which will be hosted at venues across Waterford city from 9-11 September 2022.
The first annual Waterford Honey Show is being hosted by the East Waterford BeeKeepers' Association. The event will inform honey producers, beekeepers, retailers and visitors of the show of the honey products available in the south-east region.
Statement By Event Organiser
Event organiser Donal Lehane stated, "Waterford, Tipperary, Kilkenny and Wexford are Ireland’s most important areas for apiculture. Waterford City is the ideal central location for this event to promote pure natural honey and in particular the over 1,000 local beekeepers in the region.
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"Honey has been an important food export from southeast Ireland since before the coming of Christ. The Romans and before them the Greeks wrote about the nectar produced from the 'Sacred Trees' of Ireland.
"This year it is our ambition to highlight the brilliant honey producers of the region and our future ambition for the Waterford Honey Show is to build a reputation as a best-in-class honey show that attracts entries from abroad and develop it in time into a significant international event with the potential to create destination tourism."
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