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Externality Effects Of Honey Production

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  • Arvanee Vanyi, Georgina
  • Csapo, Zsolt
  • Karpati, Laszlo
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    Bee-keeping and honey production has a long history in Hungary. Honey is an important and healthy food of people and it can be consumed without any human processing. The honey production has important role, too. Some researchers say that if honey bee will extinct the humanity in the world would also extinct. It is true since plant pollination by honey bees is very important. It is confirmed by researchers’ studies that plant pollination by honey bees has significant positive external impacts on potential yields in orchards. Although the contribution of honey production to the GDP in Hungary is only a few per cent, other benefits play more important role. One of them is the positive external effect – mentioned above – and the other is the contribution to the biodiversity of the nature. This paper focuses on secondary research methods, gathering and evaluating data regarding the positive external impacts of plant pollination by honey bees as well as finding possible solution for the problem that bee-keepers have a lot of costs in connection with carrying honey bees to orchards, while farmers “only†benefit from the positive externality of plant pollination of their fields. To evaluate its economic effects a numerical HEEM-model was developed and applied for the Hungarian situation.

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    Article provided by AGRIMBA in its journal APSTRACT: Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce.

    Volume (Year): 06 (2012)
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    Handle: RePEc:ags:apstra:138086

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    Keywords: Honey production; bee-keeping; positive external impacts; HEEM model; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Production Economics;

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