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Brian D. Bray. I live in West Africa. Climatic conditions are similar to Florida, and very different from South Africa. EHB would not do well here and AHB would "genetically infiltrate" EHB stock in no time (from information I have now gathered).
KTBH's it will have to be, as sourcing equipment from abroad is difficult, especially small quantities for a trial run.
IndianaBrown. Thank you for the link. Again, West Africa (especially where I live, Rain Forest coastal area) and East Africa are two very different places. In fact, it would be easier to source equipment from the US rather than any African country.
I really appreciate your replies. I should have been more specific in describing local conditions. In fact, I found pictures posted by Apis629 about his KTBH most interesting. He, and other members from Southern US States, may probably have more useful information for me than keepers from other African countries.
Efforts to get some information at the local level have not been successful yet. All honey being sold locally comes from harvests in the wild, that is the bee killing method.
So, to start, I need bees. I plan to make a few NUC KTBH's and hang them into the forests. See whether any wild bees move in.