Bulgarian Journal of Agricultural Science
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EFFECTS OF THE REGIONAL CONCENTRATION OF BULGARIAN APICULTURE
Georgi Aleksiev, Nadka Kostadinova, Nadezhda Petrova
Abstract: Formation and development of the production potential of Bulgarian beekeeping is strongly determined by the peculiarities of natural and climatic conditions, traditions and the production technology. They have a direct impact, on both the density of bee colonies and their production capabilities, and thus define the uneven development of the sector in various regions of the country.
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the effects of regional concentration of Bulgarian apiculture. To achieve this objective the following tasks have to be completed: to analyze the production potential of the Bulgarian apiculture by geographical areas, to assess the spatial location and concentration of the apiaries in the country, and to synthesize the effects of
regional concentration. The expectations from the study are that the effects of regional concentration of apiculture in Bulgaria are both positive and negative.
As a result of the analysis some conclusions ware drown:
● the regional concentration of Bulgarian apiculture exerts a positive effect on its production potential
● the processes of concentration of Bulgarian apiculture does not advance homogeneously in all regions of the country
● the northern regions of the country produce 65.38% of the total Bulgarian apicultural products, which forms a strong dependence of the sector on the climatic conditions in these regions and their agriculture. This indirectly may be perceived as a negative effect of the regional concentration of Bulgarian apiculture.
Keywords: apiculture; natural honey; productivity; regions; spatial characteristics
Date published: 2017-07-07
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