Giggle suggests that the tree-nesting wild honeybees in Bahrain are most likely Apis florea, which aren’t easily adapted to man-made hives, and which actively compete for territory with Apis mellifera, the bee targeted with the top bar hive. Too, if you have nests hanging in your area, you’re pretty lucky as it doesn’t sound like there’s much for a bee to forage on the island. Beyond that, I can’t imagine wearing the full beekeeping rig in Bahrain weather!
Yes! That’s them. This dwarf honey bee makes up for it’s size in attitude.
Jamila, one of my cats knows, as I had a humming, panicing cat in house one day and found out that the reason she was humming was around a dozen of this tiny bees that had buried themself under the fur to reach the skin. It was ‘fun’ to pick them out and take the cat to the vet.
Interesting student paper you found with a few flaws (1997).
While 86 % humidity through out the year is mostly correct, maximum of 40 °C (104 °F) in August to a minimum of 14 °C (57.3 °F) in January is more like maximum of 55 °C (131 °F) in July/August and minimum of 8 °C (46.4 °F) January/February.
127 plant species seems to only cover the native plants and ignore the man made gardens.
Wondering if a locally adjusted version would do the trick for cooling?
Obviously I would need a mesh as shredder protection on both sides of the fan.
Warning: Offtopic, cynical, satirical, informative and not meant to be gender offensive.
The historical traditional female outfit was once very colourful and the head was not covered.
What is now referred to as traditional clothing (younger then 20 years) suggests that beekeeping is a mainly female activity
Yes, @bar 's work on 1.13 and the new frame really have me cutting great. I was surprised how well the hive fit together. Note that I did not use the outside ft or more on the left and right side so, I’m not sure that it would have all fit together if i tried to run it all at once.