Trish's Honey Products

National women’s enterprise day, creating a ‘buzz’ in Waterford.

Patricia O’Neill is a 3rd generation beekeeper, a lover of nature and the natural world, Trish supports the ecosystem and our natural environment & landscapes and is a lover of all things natural. Based in Dunhill County Waterford, nature and wildlife is all around, and her days are spent working with her ‘happy’ bees.

Trish’s Honey Products was started as a labour of love, or necessity, as Trish suffers from allergies and could not source a product that was suitable for her skin.

She produces certified organic skincare and self-care products using natural ingredients such as beeswax and honey, blended with organic plant-based oils and butters to create a luxurious organic skincare product.

As she says, “We take the product from the hive to the home.”

We provide a natural product that supports the ecosystem which we live in and supports us in our wellbeing. Products are farmed from a dedicated beekeeper’s Apiary with happy bees and busy hives who produce the finest of Irish honey and beeswax specifically for Trish’s Honey Products.”

Patricia O'Neill Trish's Honey Products

Trish explains how the LEO has supported and encouraged her and her business, especially through Covid, “We would have struggled to survive, Waterford local Enterprise Office have been there for me at every step of our growth. I have also taken part in many workshops, business programmes and social media workshops to develop my business skills.”

Events like the National Women’s Enterprise Day makes you realise that there are others out there in the same position as you, dealing with the same issues. It’s a great support and I’d encourage any women in business or thinking of starting a business to participate on the day and contact the Local Enterprise Office.”

Traditionally National Women’s Enterprise Day puts on events for female businesswomen across the country and in Waterford for those who may have a business idea they want to get off the ground.  However, the event went online in 2020 due to restrictions and will take place online again this year. 

The free event, titled “Build the Future”, takes place online on the 7th of October and will feature some of Ireland’s best known female entrepreneurs including the likes of Aimee Connolly of Sculpted by Aimee, Rachel Doyle of The Arboretum and Sharon Keegan of Peachy Lean, who was recently supported on Dragon’s Den UK.

The day’s programme will cover a whole host of areas on how to build the future of a business covering topics like, how to get started, internationalization, finding new markets, trading effectively online, sustainability and innovation.  This will be coupled with breakout rooms for networking and a host of one-to-one advice clinics for any business issues. 

Find out more on the National Women’s Enterprise Day and our latest training programmes and events schedule.