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IN SENA WE DON’T TALK ABOUT HONEY, WE TALK ABOUT HONEYS, IN PLURAL

We tell you how through research in Meta, honey is extracted in a sustainable way.
Karen Camacho
Communicator General Directorate.
2021/SEPTEMBER

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Honey is one of the foods that provides the most benefits to humans, that is because this thick, sticky and very sweet substance is not only food with high nutritional value, it is also a synonym of life because it is manufactured by bees, and with their pollination process they help to preserve the environment and maintain the balance of ecosystems.
This product, so important to the world, has many types, colors, and flavors, and each one of them is a reflection of the territory where the honey is produced. That is why the instructor Hernán Cortés from the regional Meta is dedicated to studying the different types of honey.

"Instructor from the Meta Agro industrial Center leads a research project, which seeks to build the first honey laboratory in Colombia."

“Meta is the largest producer of honey in Colombia. For more than five years, we have advanced in different investigations based on this product, as a result, we found a way to extract the substance in an environmentally friendly way. Now we want to identify the characteristics and the types of honey there are” says the teacher.
“This research already exists in other countries, but in Colombia, we are just starting to know our diversity. The main objective of our research is to strengthen training and deliver the analysis to entrepreneurs in the sector,” points out the instructor
See how the honey research pays off.
Hernán Cortés’ research idea was supported by SENNOVA, the SENA Research, Innovation and Technological Development System under a project financed with 430 million pesos, this money will be used to build the first honey laboratory in Colombia.
This laboratory will be located in Meta at the 13th km on the road San Juan de Arama in Los Naranjos headquarters of the Agroindustrial Center where, in addition, honey is extracted sustainably. The laboratory will be equipped with the latest technology and will have all the equipment needed to analyze the physical, chemical, and sensory characteristics of the honey.
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Carlos Mario Estrada Molina: SENA General Director.
Pilar Navarrete Rivera: SENA Head Office Communications.
Editorial Committee: Guillermo Martin, Karen Camacho y Fernando García. General Information: Journalists General Direction Regional Communicators. Design: República Audiovisual.