Think about it. The Carniolan (why are they called Russian anyways, a nickname? sounds like they are CARNIOLAN and I get that they are "Carniolan" breed) bees are known for their ability to overwinter in small clusters, consuming low food amounts, they forage earlier because they can stand the colder weather. They are nicknamed the "spring honey flow bees". This allows the bees to take advantage of the early honey flows in agricultural European countries. That is known fact, if you read even a little about the breed.
So, I don't get it, why would beekeepers want to take a bee that is originally climatized to the cold European weather and take it to the tropics. In my mind, that would be like trying to take a polar bear to live in the hot southern part of the world. And yes, they probably do, but the bears are kept cold. Oh well, I just don't get it. Great day. Cindi