Muria BIO is the only Spanish honey making company that has been awarded with 4 gold medals, 1 silver and the recogntion of the best honey from each category for 2 of the presented varieties.
El Perelló (Tarragona), March 12, 2021.- Muria BIO, the organic honey brand of Miel Muria (www.mielmuria.com), has been one of the great winners in the Italian BIOLMIEL 2020 awards (www. biolmiel.eu). Several of their varieties have achieved recognition for the best honey in its category and gold and silver medals in the 13th edition of the prestigious international contest, which brings together the best organic honeys in the world.
Specifically, the monofloral varietats of Muria BIO, Topped Lavender and Rosemary have obtained the qualification of Best Organic Honey in their categories and each have gold medals.
In the category of polyfloral honeys, the Muria BIO varieties of Flower Honey and High Mountain Honey have also managed to win a gold medal.
Also the monofloral variety of Thyme has been awarded a silver medal.
The different varieties of Muria BIO have completed and have stood out among 300 honeys from Spain and from other countries such as Greece, Italy or Slovakia and their excellent results make the Tarragona company one of the best in Europe.
The awards ceremony was held on February 19th in streaming on the BIOL PRIZE YouTube Channel, due to the pandemic, with the presence of its highest representatives, who highlighted that, despite the organizational difficulties, the quality of the samples in this edition has been excellent.
This international competition for the organic beekeeping sector was created in 2008 by the CIBI (Italian Biological Consortium) based on the experience of the BIOL oleico award. Its objective is to spread the quality of honey from organic beekeeping and the dissemination of specific knowledge on the subject; strengthen the relationship between beekeeping and sustainable development; improve differences related to natural biodiversity and crops; promote exchange and technical innovations among those involved in quality beekeeping and sensitize consumers towards agri-food products of the Mediterranean culture, especially honey.
Muria’s business vision also addresses various actions to maintain biodiversity that go beyond caring for bees, promoting pollination and producing a beneficial environmental impact for the planet. It has recently certified, by the hand of PEFC Spain, the first honey from forests certified in Sustainable Forest Management in Europe and the first to be exported worldwide.
For Rafael Muria, president of Miel Muria: “It is a great satisfaction for us and our bees to receive this international award. It is a great pleasure for us to work with nature and bees since organic production hives are one of the best models of sustainable production, contributing to the maintenance of biodiversity. Recognition of this work is an immense honor and the visibility that the BIOLMIEL award gives to companies that manage biodiversity, with criteria of social responsibility, is an important support for the entire beekeeping sector worldwide”.
The Muria family, beekeepers since 1810, are dedicated in addition to extracting, bottling and marketing top quality honey, to disseminate the centuries of experience around bees at the Muria Apicultural Interpretation Center. There you can see the facilities where they extract honey, make bee tourism and become aware of the need to take care of bees to prevent them from becoming extinct.