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Cumple su “dulce sueño”

Jueves, 13 de junio de 2013, Diario de Yucatán. El presidente de la empresa Cab Balam, SPR, profesor Abelardo Balam Chi, de la comisaría meridana de Xcucul, recibió de manos de Cristina Acevedo Hernández, coordinadora de inocuidad alimentaria de la Fundación México-Estados Unidos...
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Obtienen certificación para exportar

Después de 40 años de trabajo, la empresa Cab Balam, conformada por 10 socios apicultores y acopiadores, logró obtener la certificación sanitaria y de inocuidad para exportar miel bajo la marca “Yuca miel”.
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The Birds and the Bees and the GMOs

Honey produced by thousands of Mexican beekeepers is at serious risk of contamination from genetically modified soybeans. Producers have called for a new model of social production.
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Kanan Honey Update

In the summer of 2012 we began working on a new project with Cooperativa Lol-Balché and several other honey cooperatives. This newly formed organization, KANAN HONEY, is one of five established honey cooperatives (60+ beekeepers) in the state of Yucatán, México and...
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Lol-Balché Fieldwork Observations

When working on the honey project, our partner Manuel Magaña made a point to tell me that he was both impressed and surprised that the UF students were so interested and wanted to learn. He anticipated fear of entering the apiary but soon saw how seriously students took the...
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kanan honey / miel kanan

This summer we’re working on a project with Fundación Mexico-Estados Unidos para la Ciencia (FUMEC) to develop a union of local honey cooperatives so they can market their honey in México and the US. This project is informed by our earlier project with Lol-Balché in Santa...
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lol-balché honey

We began to work with Cooperativa Lol-Balché, a 41-member cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatán in late 2006. In addition to selling wholesale, some members wanted to bring a percentage of their honey direct to market. This decision came at a pivotal stage in their growth and...
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making connections

It’s Wednesday (day 7). I followed up on three projects which are all going well. This trip has fostered progress and resolution.
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learning about honey in yucatán

¬ View the first round of labels for Lol-Balché honey. ¬ Contact Maria Rogal for more information on the design documents We began to work with Cooperativa Lol-Balché, a 41-member cooperative in Santa Elena, Yucatán in late 2006. In addition to selling wholesale, some members...
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