Evaluation of Honey Bee Husbandry Suitability in Sarab-Sefid Borujerd by Geographical Information System

Document Type : Research Paper

Authors

1 Educated MSc. Student Department of Range Management, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran

2 Associate Prof. Department of Range Management, Borujerd Branch, Islamic Azad University, Borujerd, Iran

3 Asistant Prof. Department of Range Management, Islamic Azad University, Boroujerd Branch, Iran

Abstract

Honey bee husbandry is one of the multipurpose uses of rangelands that it affects by biotic and abiotic factors that investigated in this study for Sarab-Sefid rangeland of Borujerd County. To evaluation of honey bee husbandry suitability used FAO model include four main model plant cover, weather, topography and distance. Four categories used such as S1 (Suitable), S2 (medium Suitable), S3 (low Suitable) and N (None Suitable). Results show that there is no suitable in April for honey bee husbandry in any part of the area. Also according to mountainous and cold weather in spring and summer subsequently short time to plants growth and according to more grasses families of plants whole area was not in class S1. Honey bee husbandry model in April-May it falls in S3 and N classes with 1152.67 (19.66%) and 4711.76 (80.43%) hec respectively. In May-June months 883.42 (15.06%), 2002.86 (34.15%) and 2978.15 (50.79%) hec falls in S2, S3 and N classes respectively. This result was obtained for June-July so that 799.81 (15.06%), 2437.79 41.57%) and 2626.81 (43.37%) hec falls in S2, S3 and N classes respectively and for July-August-September 799.81 (15.06%) hec in S2 class, 2554.54 (43.56%) hec in S3 and 2509.65 (41.38%) hec fall in N class. Consequently, best time to honey bee husbandry is May to September months.

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Volume 73, Issue 1
June 2020
Pages 75-88
  • Receive Date: 08 May 2019
  • Revise Date: 20 April 2020
  • Accept Date: 20 April 2020
  • First Publish Date: 21 May 2020