Effects of the Regional Concentration of Bulgarian Apiculture

Trakia University, Faculty of Economics, Department of Management, BG-6000 Stara Zagora, Bulgaria


Aleksiev, G., N. Kostadinova and N. Petrova, 2017. Effects of the regional concentration of Bulgarian apiculture. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 23 (3): 370–375

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 defi ne 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:

Key words: apiculture; productivity; spatial characteristics; regions; natural honey

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