Re: Wild bees smaller than domesticated?
I posted numeral times now - wild AMM bees of Bashkortostan build cells around 5.4mm.
This has been documented many times.
And so - this wild bee standardization idea as if being small is .... uninformed at best.
ALL subspecies and sub-population within those subspecies are different (if left alone and let them do their things).
As has been shown too - even seasonal bee sizes are different.
So I don't know about these humans..
Desire to standardize anything and everything is oversimplification of things that are hard to understand.
Heck, I myself am a "small cell" bee, am I feral then?
No, I just originate from a population of historically smallish people; all it is to it.
Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.