I’m located in Phoenix Arizona. We average 90 days over 100 degrees and of those 11 average over 110.(but it’s a dry heat lol). Which of the commonly available species would do best in these conditions if I were to buy bees?
Short of the common information that Africanized honey bees are moving up into this area and do very well here, I’d much rather avoid them. There doesn’t seem to be much specific information on what species do the best in particular climates.
I am planning to attend the next local beekeepers meeting here in about two weeks but thought I would get some other opinions in the meantime.