Re: Beekeeping and pollinating in high temperature areas
see recent ABJ article on beekeeping in the middle east. There is a apis m. adapted to the dry heat conditions there.
Also, keep in mind that some in arid regions beeks are operating at altitude. If you would like to find the best weather to live in go to the equator and then go up to a mile high city. Perfect weather year around.
I am in a hot dry part of texas and yes depend on mesquite as well. We routinely have temps in the 100+ and during the heat of the day my pond is covered with activity of water collecting bees. During this heat there isn't much else for them to do as the nectar dries up as well.
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