Keith--you're not cheating, your heat definitely counts! Nothing like Middle Eastern heat to keep us all humble. Makes my sunglasses fog up just thinking about it. Do you wear a veil working your bees in that heat?
Here in Southwest Ohio, we're getting a break. Well, except for yesterday. Felt like a sauna. I bend the rules and go into the hives in the morning. Bees seem quieter then, too, and not as many on the outside of the hive.
Thank you for your service Keith,
Brat in Ohio