Sequential Relationship between Profitability and Sustainability: The Case of Migratory Beekeeping
AbstractWhen beekeeping is managed on a migratory basis, the bee colony produces physical outputs (honey) and pollination services on a sequence of forage sites. Forage sites are competitors if their flowering periods overlap, and are complementary otherwise. Viable sequences consist only of complementary forage sites. A part of the bee colony’s production time is spent on each forage site in the period when the crop or wild vegetation covering it is in flower. The total period covered by the sequence of sites, including the base site, must be equal to or less than the duration (365 days) of the bee colony’s annual biological cycle. The migratory beekeeper draws up viable sequences of forage sites and calculates their profitability levels. Variations in the profitability of forage sites which alter the composition of the sequence, affecting provision of the non-marketed ecosystem pollination services, impact the biodiversity of the pollinated plants with trickle-down effects on sustainability. In the case of migratory beekeeping, there is, therefore, a sequential relationship between profitability and sustainability. View Full-Text
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Pilati, L.; Prestamburgo, M. Sequential Relationship between Profitability and Sustainability: The Case of Migratory Beekeeping. Sustainability 2016, 8, 94.
Pilati L, Prestamburgo M. Sequential Relationship between Profitability and Sustainability: The Case of Migratory Beekeeping. Sustainability. 2016; 8(1):94.Chicago/Turabian Style
Pilati, Luciano; Prestamburgo, Mario. 2016. "Sequential Relationship between Profitability and Sustainability: The Case of Migratory Beekeeping." Sustainability 8, no. 1: 94.
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