Three from eight gold medals given by the prestigious international London Honey Awards 2020 to Spanish honeys, have been given to Muria products.
Three varieties of Muria Honey, Orange, Rosemary and Thyme, among the best honeys of the world
- The quality of the Mediterranean flowers, that this spring highlighted by the low pollution due to the confinement of Covid-19, has once again contributed to an excellent production.
El Perelló (Tarragona), 21st July 2020.- El Perelló a village in Tarragona, is nationally known as the ‘honey village’, one of the oldest and most prized foods in the world.
For the past few years, the Muria family, beekeepers since 1810, have crossed borders and conquered the palates of the most demanding consumers and juries and situated in the highest rankings internationally. Once again several varieties of Muria Honey (www.mielmuria.com), the beekeeping company run by the Muria family, have achieved a new recognition in the second edition of the London International Honey Award (LIHA) (www.londonhoneyawards.com), an award that promotes top quality honeys with their own brand.
In this occasion Muria Honey have won three of eight gold medals awarded to Spanish products for their varieties Orange, Rosemary and Thyme.
According to Rafael Muria, president of Muria Honey and fifth generation of this beekeeping family: “We are very pleased to have achieved this recognition that certifies internationally, once again, the quality of our honeys. To think that of the eight varieties of honey from Spanish companies awarded a gold medal, three are ours fills our team with pride and encourages us to continue working every day to achieve excellence in each and every one of our products”.
The design department of the second edition of the prestigious London International Honey Award also awarded with a bronze medal the packaging of the artMuria case of orange honey with white and black truffle ‘Mediterranean jewels’, that belongs to the glamorous collection: artMuria Luxury Innova.
Passion for beekeeping
At 56 years old, Rafael Muria has always shown his passion for beekeeping in a vocational way. Rafael has never stopped his artisanal work and has known how to continue and empower with new technologies the path sown by his predecessors. Whenever they receive an award he emotionally dedicates it to his father, grandfather and all of his ancestors who also dedicated their lives to the exciting world of bees.
For some years now, the survival of pollinating species such as bees has been seriously threatened. The restrictive measures taken by various authorities worldwide to combat the Covid-19 pandemic have reduced traffic and pollution, which has helped restore different plant ecosystems and led to the recovery of wildflowers and return of many bees.
“The confinement has meant that during this spring nature has recovered its spaces, but we must keep our guard up as 80% of plants use the help of insects for pollination and without bees the world’s biodiversity is in serious danger”, Muria points out.
One of the main objectives of the company from Tarragona is to teach the importance of beekeeping and the world of bees. This is why, since 2011 they run Muria Apiarian Interpretation Centre which receives daily, visits from students and general public interested in nature preservation and sustainability.
About Muria Honey
The Muria family has combined the know-how of their ancestors, the agri-environmental quality of the Mediterranean mountains and the most advanced technology to create a range of high quality bee products.
Muria honey sells different ranges of honey: Natural honey, various varieties (Muria and La Paquita honey), Organic honey in various varieties and flavours (Muria BIO) and Luxury Honey (artMuria).
The artMuria collection, which is available in specialist and gourmet shops, in Horeca channel and via internet, triples the levels of pollen and combines with all types of food. It is currently exported to more than 15 countries and is present in establishment and chain stores such as Harrods (London), Printemps (France) or Globus (Switzerland).