The blooms of the romerillo and the flowering pine nut in February favored the development of beekeeping in the province. According to Lázaro Jesús Falcón Sotolongo, director of the Matanzas Apicultural Base Business Unit, 220 tons of honey were achieved in the period, exceeding this indicator.
According to data from the provincial Meteorological Center, in the second month of the year there was hardly any wind or heavy rains and the temperature remained pleasant, with values within the norm in western Cuban territory.
These conditions are excellent for the development of convolvulaceae, according to the Master of Science Milagros Alfonso Cabrera, principal specialist of the Group of Instruments and Methods of Observation.
The specialist pointed out that the pine nut grows in the fences of the ranchers and generally they cut it before flowering without thinking about the bees.
Alfonso Cabrera highlighted the contribution of this science to agriculture and explained that most beekeepers do not contract the meteorological service preventively, unless there are bad conditions.