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.