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?
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.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?