THE EVALUATION OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CLIMATE CHANGE AND BEEKEEPING BASED ON STUDENTS? VIEWS

Abstract

Author(s): Vedat ?AH?N

Today climate changes are changes that occur much faster than natural processes and are associated with the effect of human beings. Ecosystems are disrupted, and biological species undergo change as a result of climate changes. On the other hand, living beings may keep pace with changes that take place in a long time. Those climate changes which occur rapidly and in a short time, however, affect many living beings negatively and threaten the existence of sensitive species in particular. That is true for beekeeping in many respects. This is because; any adversity in natural life affects the feeding and honey-making of bees. In this regard, it is not likely that climate changes that have been taking place due to global warming in recent years will not affect beekeeping. This study aims to evaluate the relationship between climate change and beekeeping based on students’ views. To this end, the views of the students attending Malkara High School located in Malkara district of Tekirda? province were received. A Likert-type scale was administered to 161 students. The data from questionnaires is analyzed with SPSS 22 program. Then an evaluation was made based on the collected data. It was found out that climate change and many factors associated with it have an influence on beekeeping, but such influence is limited. In this regard, the views of the students regarding the influence of climate changes on beekeeping correspond to current scientific research. High school students correctly evaluate the relationship between climate changes and beekeeping and can associate it with environmental factors.

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