Hosted by the East Waterford BeeKeepers’ Association, the Waterford Honey Show is set to take place in Waterford City this 8 - 10 September.
The event organisers have noted that they are expecting in the region of 1,000 beekeepers to showcase their honey.
The event will 'inform honey producers, beekeepers, retailers and visitors of the show of the high-quality honey products available' in the Southeast region.
The event will inform honey producers, beekeepers, retailers and visitors of the show of the high-quality honey products available in the Southeast region.
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 'blind' method is used for tasting the products, 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.
The Waterford Honey Award is a reliable sign of superior quality.
There will also be a competition to judge bee products including wax and mead.
The Waterford Harvest Festival is being supported by Waterford City & County Council and organised by GIY and offers an array of entirely free events for everyone to enjoy.
There will be two live music stages and in addition there will be vast array of entertainment and tings to see, do and eat throughout the festival weekend.
Entrance to the Waterford Honey Show is free. For a list of events click here.
The Waterford Harvest Festival is funded by Waterford City & County Council.