INFLUENCIA DEL AMBIENTE SOBRE LA PRODUCTIVIDAD DE LA SEGUNDA COSECHA DE MIEL DE ABEJA EN AGUASCALIENTES DE 1998 A 2010

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Revista Revista Chapingo serie ciencias forestales y del ambiente

Abstract

We analyzed the effect of temperature, rainfall, rainfed harvested area and labor applied on honey production in the second honey harvest season (1998-2010), in Aguasca- lientes. This analysis was performed by modeling a Cobb-Douglas function by two- stage least squares. The criteria for variables selection was based on works concerning the phenology of bees, and the predominant source of nectar, as well as, the design of the production function. We obtained a model based on each apiary (78 apiaries) annual data, considering 4,901 beehi- ves, with a R2 in differences of 0.71. The honey per beehive production elasticity, in relation to rainfall, rainfed harvested area and labor were positive, and negative regarding last year honey production, and temperature. The weather and labor per beehive were the factors responsible for yield variability of honey per beehive.