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Offline iran bee

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Best of breed queen
« on: August 21, 2015, 10:59:34 am »
Hello friends
in your opinion Best of breed queen bees for Hot and dry weather,
What breed is best?
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Re: Best of breed queen
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2015, 12:32:38 pm »
Italian bees.

Why not add a poll?
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Re: Best of breed queen
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 03:38:17 pm »
You are in Iran.  You have either Apis mellifera meda Apis mellifera syriaca living in the wild.  Both look very much like ligustica (Italians).  I see no reason they won't do as well as anything else where you are.  Unless you're on the coast and you have Apis florea, then you would find Apis mellifera more productive...

Locally adapted bees are almost always best.
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Re: Best of breed queen
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 12:33:04 am »
Apis mellifera remipes, classified by Gerst?cker, 1862 ("armeniaca" is a junior synonym) - Caucasus, Iran, Caspian Sea.

  Is this the part of world where you live ???
   
In my opinion.

  Locally adapted bees are always best. No matter where you are in the world.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Apis_mellifera_subspecies#Subspecies_originating_in_the_Middle_East_and_Asia


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