APICOLTURA AMODEO CARLO
This company was born almost by chance, almost, because Mr. Amodeo would never have thought that from a passion and a pleasure of the palate could grow and develop his future. So years ago, he put himself to the test and started producing honey. Today he has a company with about 1500 hives. The company is spread over three laboratories: one is intended for the storage of the newly arrived honeycombs filled with honey from the flowering areas, the honey extraction operations and the packaging of finished products, another is a real warehouse where beehives are stored in drawers and the third of the latest construction, with a roof completely covered with solar panels that serve to produce the energy necessary for the operation of the cold room inserted in a part of the warehouse, cell where the pallets are deposited with newly potted honeys. The company is located in the countryside, on the slopes of the San Calogero park, while the apiaries are located throughout Sicily as, having oriented the production of honey especially to the monofloral honeys, it is necessary to find large extensions of flowers of the same species.
The energy required for the company's needs is entirely produced not only by the panels mounted on the roof of one of the laboratories, but also by a photovoltaic system for a total of about 27 kw, which means that this company has zero impact with regard to CO2 emissions environment.
The Sicilian bee - with its very dark, almost black coloring - has inhabited the island of Sicily for thousands of years, but is currently at risk of extincion. It can be distinguished from the common bee as it is black and has smaller wings. It is so docile that beekeepers do not need to use masks when removing honey. Even at high temperature - when other bees stop producing - it is still highly productive and can withstand sudden temperature changes.
Amodeo has an innovative technique for honey production, the melares are taken from the hives every 7/8 days, in order to avoid the oxidation of honey at high temperatures of 35 degrees inside the hive. The honey is cold when extracted, after the decantation it is put into jars and stored in a refrigerator at 5 degrees, so that all its properties (antioxidants, antibacterial, antibiotic and vitamin) remain unaltered.