Couldn't you get bees there in Iraq? Are you on the move too much, with no "permanant" home? (Living from motel to motel for instance.) Bees don't take up much space at all, and people have been known to keep them in the strangest places. People have them in suburbs, with small yards. Some keep them on roof tops in big cities. We even have someone on here that has bees in their APARTMENT with a pipe out the window for the bees to come and go. :) I'm not really sure how that person ever inspects their hive - I would love a video of that. LOL
You don't need large acres of land for bees the way you would for cows, horses, or chickens. The bees fly often 3 miles looking for food, and have even been found to fly 6 or 7 miles.
If you have a place to live while in Iraq, and some flowers or flowering trees within 3 miles or so, and you can convince your neighbors that bees are safe and a great benefit for all............. then I'd go for it. When you move back home you can just give your hive to someone there. Bees are fasinating, and ALWAYS tend to draw a crowd once people know about them. By the time you have to leave Iraq, you would surely have one of your neighbors as a bee enthusiest. (I don't know how to spell that, but you know what I'm meaning.) :)