Resources and Models of Beekeeping Exploitations in the North West Region of Romania

  • Cristina Bianca POCOL University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca, Romania


The present paper presents some of the results obtained within the post-doctoral research project entitled “Technical and economic analysis of beekeeping in the North West Region of Romania for the ensurance of the sustainable development of the beekeeping chain”. The quantitative study conducted in early 2011 was aimed to analyze the beekeeping chain in the North West Region of Romania, both at the macroeconomic and microeconomic levels. The research method was the survey and the instrument used in this stage of research was the questionnaire. The analysis of the collected data provides substantial information regarding the size of the beekeeping exploitations, the type of beekeeping that is practiced (conventional/organic), the melliferous resources used and information regarding production, costs and usage of bee products. An equally important aspect pursued in the investigation referred to the role of associating in accessing various forms of support, knowledge of organic beekeeping principles and bee products traceability.