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Agricultural Research Service

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Lilia I De Guzman
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (225) 767-9282
Fax: (225) 766-9212
1157 BEN HUR RD
BATON ROUGE, LA, 70820-0000

Projects
Genetics and Breeding in Support of Honey Bee Health
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 426305
ASSESSING AND MITIGATING PROBLEMS CAUSED BY VARROA MITES AND SMALL HIVE BEETLES ON HONEY BEES IN HAWAII
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 420432
Development of Apis mellifera syriaca Genetic Stock with Increased Resistance to Parasitic Bee Mites
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 420524
Preparing for Varroa: How susceptible are Australian Honey Bee Stocks?
Trust (T)
  Accession Number: 420689

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Functionality of varroa-resistant honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) when used for western U.S. honey production and almond pollination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., Danka, R.G., Bourgeois, A.L., Frake, A.M., Villa, J.D., De Guzman, L.I., Harris, J.W. 2014. Functionality of varroa-resistant honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) when used for western U.S. honey production and almond pollination. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):523-530.
An evaluation of the associations of parameters related to the fall of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) from commercial honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies as tools for selective breeding for mite resistance. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Tarver, M.R., Khongphinitbunjong, K. 2014. An evaluation of the associations of parameters related to the fall of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) from commercial honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies as tools for selective breeding for mite resistance. Journal of Economic Entomology. 107(2):516-522.
A laboratory technique to study the effects of Varroa destructor and viruses on developing worker honey bees - (Research Notes)
De Guzman, L.I., Khongphinitbunjong, K., Rinderer, T.E., Tarver, M.R., Frake, A.M. 2013. A laboratory technique to study the effects of Varroa destructor and viruses on developing worker honey bees. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(5):262-264.
Observations on the removal of brood inoculated with Tropilaelaps mercedesae (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) and the mite’s reproductive success in Apis mellifera colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khongphinitbunjong, K., De Guzman, L.I., Buawangpong, N., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Chantawannakul, P. 2013. Observations on the removal of brood inoculated with Tropilaelaps mercedesae (Mesostigmata: Laelapidae) and the mite’s reproductive success in Apis mellifera colonies. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 10.1007.
Standard methods for tracheal mite research. - (Book / Chapter)
Sammataro, D., De Guzman, L.I., George, S., Ochoa, R. 2013. Standard methods for tracheal mite research. In: Dietemann, V., Ellis, J., Neumann, P., editors. The COLOSS BeeBook: Volume II: Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research. Journal of Apicultural Research, Vol. 52(4). DOI: 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.20
Does the removal of mite-infested brood facilitate grooming? - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jan-13)
Preliminary results on the evaluation of honey bee stocks for susceptibility to deformed wing virus - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jan-13)
Associations of Parameters Related to the Fall of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Russian and Italian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2013. Associations of Parameters Related to the Fall of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Russian and Italian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies. Journal of Economic Entomology. 106(2):566-575.
Evaluation of the efficacy of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) baits and lures. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Wakefield, M., Marris, G., Budge, G., Brown, M. 2013. Evaluation of the efficacy of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) bait and lures. The Science of Bee Culture. 5:3-6.
Responses to Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae by several commercial strains of Australian and North American honey bees, (Hymenoptera:Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., Oldroyd, B.P., Frake, A.M., De Guzman, L.I., Bourgeois, A.L. 2013. Responses to Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae by several commercial strains of Australian and North American honey bees, (Hymenoptera:Apidae). Australian Journal of Entomology. 52(2):156-163.
Age and reproductive status of adult Varroa mites affect grooming success of honey bees. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kirrane, M.J., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Wagnitz, J., Whelan, P.M. 2012. Age and reproductive status of adult Varroa mites affect grooming success of honey bees.. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 58(4):423-430.
A method for rapidly marking adult varroa mites for use in brood inoculation experiments - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kirrane, M.J., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Wagnitz, J.J., Whelan, P.M. 2012. A method for rapidly marking adult varroa mites for use in brood inoculation experiments. Journal of Apicultural Research. 51(2):212-213.
Behavioural responses underpinning resistance and susceptibility of honeybees to Tropilaelaps mercedesae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Khongphinitbunjong, K., De Guzman, L.I., Burgett, M.D., Rinderer, T.E., Chantawannakul, P. 2012. Behavioural responses underpinning resistance and susceptibility of honeybees to Tropilaelaps mercedesae. Apidologie. 43(5):590-599.
Functionality of Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: apidae) when used in migratory beekeeping for crop pollination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Sylvester, H.A., Wagener, C.M., Bourgeois, A.L., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D. 2012. Functionality of Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: apidae) when used in migratory beekeeping for crop pollination. Journal of Economic Entomology 105(2):313-321.
The Effects of Pollen-Enriched Pollen Substitute on Winter Cluster Size and the Prevalence of Nosema ceranae in Russian Honey Bee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (30-Nov-11)
Marking small hive beetles with thoracic notching: Effects on longevity, flight ability and fecundity. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E. 2011. Marking small hive beetles with thoracic notching: Effects on longevity, flight ability and fecundity.. Apidologie. 42(1):1-10.
Asynchronous development of Honey Bee host and Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) influences reproductive potential of mites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kirrane, M.J., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Wagnitz, J.J., Whelan, P.M. 2011. Asynchronous development of Honey Bee host and Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) influences reproductive potential of mites. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(4):1146-1152.
Examination on the Reproductive Success of Re-Invading Varroa Mites - (Abstract Only)
Kirrane, M.J., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Whelan, P.M. 2011. Examination on the Reproductive Success of Re-Invading Varroa Mites. American Bee Journal. 151(5):507.
Presence of Russian honey bee genotypes in swarms in Louisiana. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sylvester, H.A., Bourgeois, A.L., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E. 2011. Presence of Russian honey bee genotypes in swarms in Louisiana. Notes Science of Bee Culture 3(1):9-10; supplement to Bee Culture 139(3).
Effect of height and color on the efficiency of the small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) pole traps - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E., Arbogast, R.T. 2011. Effect of height and color on the efficiency of the small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) pole traps. Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(1):26-31.
The effects of hive color and feeding on the size of winter clusters of Russian honey bee colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Wagnitz, J.J., Frake, A.M. 2011. The effects of hive color and feeding on the size of winter clusters of Russian honey bee colonies. Bee Culture. 3(1):5-8.
Assessing grooming behavior of Russian honey bees toward Varroa destructor. - (Abstract Only) - (15-Nov-10)
Studies on the life history and control of small hive beetles in the south-eastern United States - (Abstract Only) - (15-Nov-10)
Seasonal Population Dynamics of Small Hive Beetles, Aethina Tumida Murray, in the Southeastern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E. 2010. Seasonal Population Dynamics of Small Hive Beetles, Aethina Tumida Murray, in the Southeastern United States. Journal of Apicultural Research. 49(2):186-191.
Small Hive Beetles - (Popular Publication)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E., Pollett, D.K. 2009. Small Hive Beetles. Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station Publication. 3135.
New Asian Types of Varroa Destructor: A Potential New Threat for World Apiculture. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Navajas, M., Anderson, D.L., De Guzman, L.I., Huang, Z.Y., Clement, J., Zhou, T., Le Conte, Y. 2010. New Asian Types of Varroa Destructor: A Potential New Threat for World Apiculture. Apidologie. 41(1):181-193.
The Effects of Hive Size, Feeding, and Nosema Ceranae on the Size of Winter Clusters of Russian Honey Bee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Bourgeois, A.L., Frake, A.M. 2010. The Effects of Hive Size, Feeding, and Nosema Ceranae on the Size of Winter Clusters of Russian Honey Bee Colonies. Science of Bee Culture. 2(1):1-6. Supplement to Bee Culture. 138(3).
Population of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) in two apiaries having different soil textures in Mississippi - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Prudente, J.A., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Tubbs, H. Population of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) in two apiaries having different soil textures in Mississippi. Science of Bee Culture 1(1):4-8; supplement to Bee Culture 137(2). 2009
Russian Honeybee Breeders Association Manual - (Other)
Rinderer, T., DeGuzman, L., Bourgeois, A., Frake, A., Stelzer, J., Sylvester, A. 2008. Russian Honeybee Breeders Association Manual. Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research Unit, 55 pages.
Comparative resistance of Russian and Italian honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) against small hive beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Frake, A.M., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E. 2009. Comparative resistance of Russian and Italian honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) against small hive beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 120(1):13-19
Comparative reproduction of Varroa destructor in different types of Russian and Italian honey bee combs - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M. 2008. Comparative reproduction of Varroa destructor in different types of Russian and Italian honey bee combs. Experimental and Applied Acarology 44:227-238
Detection and removal of brood infested with eggs and larvae of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) by Russian and Italian honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E. 2008. Detection and removal of brood infested with eggs and larvae of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) by Russian and Italian honey bees. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 47(3):216-221.
Russian Honey Bees and Their Response Toward Brood Infested with Small Hive Beetles - (Abstract Only) - (05-Sep-07)
Finding and Selecting Russian Honey Bees to be Resistant to Varroa destructor - (Abstract Only)
Apimondia 2007 Symposium, Melbourne, Australia, 09-07-07 to 09-15-07. Sponsored by the International Federation of Beekeepers Association.
Russian Honey Bees And Their Response Toward Brood Infested With Small Hive Beetles - (Abstract Only) - (01-Sep-07)
Temperature affects Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Development - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2007. Temperature affects Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Development. Journal of Apicultural Research. 46(2):88-93.
Observations on the Life History of Small Hive Beetles - (Abstract Only)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2007. Observations on the Life History of Small Hive Beetles. American Bee Research Conference Proceedings. American Bee Journal 147(5):437
Growth of Varroa Destructor (Acari: Varroidae) Populations in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M. 2007. Growth of varroa destructor (acari: varroidae) populations in russian honey bee (hymenoptera: apidae) colonies. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America 100(2):187-195
Some Observations on the Small Hive Beetle, Aethina Tumida Murray in Russian Honey Bee Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Tubbs, H., Elzen, P.J., Westervelt, D. 2006. Some observations on the small hive beetle, aethina tumida murray in russian honey bee colonies. American Bee Journal 146(7):618-620.
Preliminary Results on the Removal Response of Russian Honey Against Brood Infested with Small Hive Beetles - (Abstract Only)
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2006. Preliminary results on the removal response of russian honey against brood infested with small hive beetles. American Bee Journal 146(5):446
Colony Invasion of Small Hive Beetles: the Effects of Honey Bee Type and Entrance Reducers - (Abstract Only)
Frake, A.M., De Guzman, L.I. 2006. Colony invasion of small hive beetles: the effects of honey bee type and entrance reducers. American Bee Journal 146(5):447
Russian Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae), Colonies: Acarapis Woodi (Rennie) (Acari: Tarsonemidae) Infestations and Overwintering Survival - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Bigalk, M., Tubbs, H., Bernard, S.J. Russian honey bee, apis mellifera l. (hymenoptera: apidae), colonies: acarapis woodi (rennie) (acari: tarsonemidae) infestations and overwintering survival. Journal of Economic Entomology 98(6):1796-1801
A New Phase Begins for the USDA-ARS Russian Honey Bee Breeding Program - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Danka, R.G. 2005. A new phase begins for the usda-ars russian honey bee breeding program. American Bee Journal 145(7):579-582.
Conditional Immune-Gene Suppression of Honey Bees Parasitized by Varroa Mites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gregory, P.G., Evans, J.D., Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I. 2005. Conditional immune gene suppression of honey bees parasitized by varroa mites. Journal of Insect Science. 5(7):1-5.
Comparison of the Hygenic Behavior of ARS Russian and Commercial Honey Bees in Thailand. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kavinseksan, B., Wongsiri, S., Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I. 2004. Comparison of the Hygenic Behavior of ARS Russian Commercial Honey Bees in Thailand. American Bee Journal 144(11):870-872.
Multivariate Morphometric Study of Apis Florea in Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Chaiyawong, T., Deowanish, S., Wongsiri, S., Sylvester, H.A., Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I. 2004. Multivariate Morphometric Study of Apis Florea in Thailand. Journal of Apicultural Research. 43(3):123-127.
The Effects of Co-Mingled Russian and Italian Honey Bee Stocks and Sunny Or Shaded Apiaries on Varroa Mite Population Growth, Worker Bee Population and Honey Production - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Harper, C. 2004. The effects of co-mingled russian and italian honey bee stocks and sunny or shaded apiaries on varroa mite population growth, worker bee population and honey production. American Bee Journal. Vol. 144(6):481-485.
Reexamination of the Accuracy of a Detergent Solution for Varroa Mite Detection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., De Guzman, L.I., Sylvester, H.A. 2004. Reexamination of the accuracy of a detergent solution for varroa mite detection. American Bee Journal. Vol. 144(7):560-562
Absence of Tropilaelaps Infestation from Recent Swarms of Apis Dorsata in Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kavinseksan, B., Wongsiri, S., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E. 2004. Absence of tropilaelaps infestation from recent swarms of Apis dorsata in Thailand. Journal of Apicultural Research. 42(3):49-50.
An Evaluation of ARS Russian Honey Bees in Combination with Other Methods for the Control of Varroa Mites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., DeGuzman, L.I., Delatte, G.T., Harper, C., 2003. An Evaluation of ARS Russian Honey Bees in Combination with other Methods for the Control of Varroa Mites, American Bee Journal 143(5):410-413.
Imported Russian Honey Bees: Quarantine and Initial Selection for Varroa Resistance - (Popular Publication)
Harris, J.W., Rinderer, T.E., Kuznetsov, V., Danka, R.G., Delatte, G.T., De Guzman, L.I., Villa, J.D. 2002. Imported Russian Honey Bees: Quarantine and Initial Selection for Varroa Resistance. American Bee Journal 142(8):591-596
Resistance to Acarapis Woodi by Honey Bees from Far-Eastern Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DeGuzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Delatte, G.T., Stelzer, J.A., Beaman, L., Kuznetsov, V. Resistance to Acarapis Woodi by Honey Bees from Far-Eastern Russia. Apidologie, 2002, Vol. 33, No. 4, pgs. 411-415.
Spatial Distribution of Asian Honey Bees in An Agroecosystem in Southeastern Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RINDERER, T.E., OLDROYD, B.P., DEGUZMAN, L.I., WATTANACHAIYING, W., WONGSIRI, S., SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF ASIAN HONEY BEES IN AN AGROECOSYSTEM IN SOUTHEASTERN THAILAND, APIDOLOGIE, 2002, VOL. 33, pgs. 539-543, EDITION #6.
Multi-State Field Trials of ARS Russian Honey Bees 3. Responses to Acarapiswoodi 1999, 2000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DEGUZMAN, L.I., RINDERER, T.E., DELATTE, G.T., STELZER, J.A., WILLIAMS, J.L., BEAMAN, G.D., KUZNETSOV, V., BERNARD, S.J., BIGALK, M., TUBBS, H., MULTI-STATE FIELD TRIALS OF ARS RUSSIAN HONEY BEES #3. RESPONSES TO ACARAPIS WOODI 1999,2000, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 2001, VOL. 141, pgs. 810-812, EDITION #11.
Multi-State Field Trials of ARS Russian Honey Bees 2. Honey Production 1999, 2000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RINDERER, T.E., DEGUZMAN, L.I., DELATTE, G.T., STELZER, J.A., LANCASTER, V.A., WILLIAMS, J.L., BEAMAN, G.D., KUZNETSOV, V., BIGALK, M., BERNARD, S.J., MULTI-STATE FIELD TRIALS OF ARS RUSSIAN HONEY BEES #2. HONEY PRODUCTION 1999,2000, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 2001, VOL. 141, pgs. 726-729, EDITION #10.
Hygienic Behavior by Honey Bees from Far-Eastern Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DEGUZMAN, L.I., RINDERER, T.E., STELZER, J.A., BEAMAN, G.D., DELATTE, G.T., HARPER, C., HYGIENIC BEHAVIOR BY HONEY BEES FROM FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA, AMERICAN BEE, JOURNAL, 2002, VOL. 142, pgs. 58-60, EDITION #1.
An Evaluation of Far-Eastern Russian Honey Bees and Other Methods for the Control of Tracheal Mites - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DEGUZMAN, L.I., RINDERER, T.E., DELATTE, G.T., STELZER, J.A., BEAMAN, G.D., HARPER, C., AN EVALUATION OF FAR-EASTERN RUSSIAN HONEY BEES AND OTHER METHODS FOR THE CONTROL OF TRACHEAL MITES, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 2001, VOL. 141, pgs. 737-741, EDITION #10.
Multi-State Field Trials of ARS Russian Honey Bees 1. Responses to Varroa Destructor 1999,2000 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RINDERER, T.E., DEGUZMAN, L.I., DELATTE, G.T., STELZER, J.A., WILLIAMS, J.L., BEAMAN, G.D., KUZNETSOV, V., BIGALK, M., BERNARD, S.J., TUBBS, H., MULTI-STATE FIELD TRIALS OF ARS RUSSIAN HONEY BEES #1. RESPONSES TO VARROA DESTRUCTOR 1999,2000, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 2001, VOL. 141, pgs. 658-661, EDITION #9.
Resistance to the Parasitic Mite Varroa Jacobsoni in Honey Bees from Far-Eastern Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RINDERER, T.E., DEGUZMAN, L.I., DELATTE, G.T., STELZER, J.A., LANCASTER, V.A., KUZNETSOV, V., BEAMAN, G.D., WATTS, R.P., HARRIS, J.W., RESISTANCE TO THE PARASITIC MITE VARROA JACOBSONI IN HONEY BEES FROM FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA, APIDOLOGIE, 2001, VOL. 32, pgs. 381-394, EDITION #3.
The Release of ARS Russian Honey Bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RINDERER, T.E., DEGUZMAN, L.I., HARRIS, J.W., KUZNETSOV, V., DELATTE, G.T., STELZER, J.A., BEAMAN, G.D., THE RELEASE OF ARS RUSSIAN HONEY BEES, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 2000, VOL. 140, pgs. 305-307, EDITION #4.
Evaluations of the Varroa-Resistance of Honey Bees Imported from Far-Eastern Russia - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
RINDERER, T.E., DELATTE, G.T., DEGUZMAN, L.I., WILLIAMS, J.L., STELZER, J.A., KUZNETSOV, V.N., EVALUATIONS OF THE VARROA-RESISTANCE OF HONEY BEES IMPORTED FROM FAR-EASTERN RUSSIA, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 1999, VOL. 139, pgs. 287-290, EDITION #4.
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