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Can bees from Tropical climates such as Puerto Rico adapt easily to other colder climates or are they more likely to die off than their European and other counterparts?


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My understanding is that all the honeybees in the new world located in the tropics are now Africanized (AHB's). I am told, no proof offered, that AHB's do not cluster in the cold weather the same way the purely European bees do. Thus, they are not well adapted to cold weather climates.
 

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Would anyone else care to comment on this? I am meeting with a researcher from the University Agricultural department soon. So hopefully will have more info.

As for the cold weather adaptation, does anyone else have any input to chime in with?

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Would anyone else care to comment on this? I am meeting with a researcher from the University Agricultural department soon. So hopefully will have more info.

As for the cold weather adaptation, does anyone else have any input to chime in with?

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I have read that AHB do not do well or migrate Above 35-40 degrees north or below 35-40 south. However, Tom Seeley checked on some "wild" bees in upstate NY and they had a significant AHB DNA.
 
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