There is a new liquid gold. It is called 'solar' honey and it can be found in Carmona, a wonderful town in Seville. Almost two and a half million bees live alongside sheep and aromatic plants in the middle of a photovoltaic plant, thanks to a pioneering Endesa project in Spain that supports beekeeping and contributes to the sustainable development of the local community.
If the bees disappear, so does humanity. These insects, in addition to making the residents of this Andalusian town very happy, also have an important task assigned by nature: pollination. A fundamental process for the survival of ecosystems, essential for the production and reproduction of many wild crops and plants.
In this case, this process is developed in a very special place, the photovoltaic plants of Los Naranjos and Las Corchas, capable of generating clean energy since 2020. Responsible for these renewable facilities and aware of the importance of bees for our planet, Endesa launched what we call the 'solar' apiary.
When Juan Ignacio[APP1] López, beekeeper at Loramiel, learned of the project's existence, he did not hesitate to present his candidacy. "Our mission is to publicise the benefits of bees and this idea was perfect for us, so we went for it and they chose us", says the beekeeper.