On a recent thread Carniolans were discussed and the comment was made that they might not do well in hot climates.

Here in Oklahoma there is a black locust honeyflow while spring is still cool and wet. The main honeyflow from early May thru Mid June starts cool and ends hot. Summers are brutal, temps can be over 100F until Sept. About mid Sept. the fall flowers start blooming and continue until frost. Winters have some warm days, some ice, snow and cold rain.

Now; my question is this: Do any Oklahoma beekeepers use Carnies, and if so, what is the opinion of them?