BIOLITALIA is an Italian association of organic producers that organizes BIOL, an international competition for organic extra-virgin olive oils that is in 2018 at its 23rd edition, and BIOLMIEL, an international competition for organic honeys, currently at its 10th year.
BIOLMIEL competition is open to organic beekeepers from all over the world, and in 2017 the competition reached 200 honey samples, sent by more than 60 beekeepers.
BIOLMIELinternational jury will judge every year all honey samples enrolled in the competition. The international jury is made up of professional experts on the sensorial evaluation of honeys (up to 12 individuals), and a Panel Leader. BIOLMIEL Panel Leader is Gian Luigi Marcazzan, researcher at the Italian Agriculture Research Centre on Beekeeping in Bologna (CREA-AA). All samples before being evaluated by the jury are rendered anonymous, in order to avoid any biased judgement.