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Joseph D Villa (Jose)
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research
Research Entomologist

Phone: (225) 767-9293
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

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.
Negative evidence for effects of genetic origin of bees on Nosema ceranae, positive evidence for effects of Nosema ceranae on bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Bourgeois, A.L., Danka, R.G. 2013. Negative evidence for effects of genetic origin of bees on Nosema ceranae, positive evidence for effects of Nosema ceranae on bees. Apidologie. 44(1): DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0201-1
Fine mapping for SNP markers associated with VSH behavior - (Abstract Only) - (11-Jan-13)
Varying congruence of hygienic responses to Varroa destructor and freeze-killed brood among different types of honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D., Dodds, G.E. 2013. Varying congruence of hygienic responses to Varroa destructor and freeze-killed brood among different types of honey bees. Apidologie. 44(1): DOI: 10.1007/s13592-013-0195-8
Statistical methods to quantify the effect of mite parasitism on the probability of death in honey bee colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Deroche, C., Villa, J.D., Escobar, L.A. 2013. Statistical methods to quantify the effect of mite parasitism on the probability of death in honey bee colonies. Estadistica. 63(181):95-112.
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.
Changes in infestation, cell cap condition, and reproductive status of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varrroidae) in brood exposed to honey bees with Varroa sensitive hygiene - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, J.W., Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2012. Changes in infestation, cell cap condition, and reproductive status of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varrroidae) in brood exposed to honey bees with Varroa sensitive hygiene. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 105(3):512-518.
Expression of varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) in commercial VSH honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D. 2011. Expression of varroa sensitive hygiene (VSH) in commercial VSH honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 104(3):745-749.
Hygienic Responses to Varroa Destructor by Commercial and Feral Honey Bees from the Big Island of Hawaii Before Exposure to Mites. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D. 2010. Hygienic Responses to Varroa Destructor by Commercial and Feral Honey Bees from the Big Island of Hawaii Before Exposure to Mites. Science of Bee Culture. 2(1):11-14. Supplement to Bee Culture. 138(3).
Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with the Trait of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene Remove Brood with All Reproductive Stages of Varroa Mites (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, J.W., Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2010. Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) with the Trait of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene Remove Brood with All Reproductive Stages of Varroa Mites (Mesostigmata: Varroidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(2):146-152.
Simplified methods of evaluating colonies for levels of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Danka, R.G., Harris, J.W. 2009. Simplified methods of evaluating colonies for levels of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH). Journal of Apicultural Research 48(3):162-167
Overwintering of Russian Honey Bees in Northeastern Iowa - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Rinderer, T.E., Bigalk, M. 2009. Overwintering of Russian Honey Bees in Northeastern Iowa. Science of Bee Culture 1(2):19-21; supplement to Bee Culture 137(2).
Hygienic Activity Toward Varroa Mites in Capped Brood is not Dependent on Mite Reproductive Status - (Abstract Only)
Harris, J.W., Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2009. Hygienic Activity Toward Varroa Mites in Capped Brood is not Dependent on Mite Reproductive Status. American Bee Journal. 149(6):587-588.
Inheritance of Resistance to Acarapis woodi (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in Crosses Between Selected Resistant Russian and Selected Susceptible U.S. Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Rinderer, T.E. 2008. Inheritance of Resistance to Acarapis woodi (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in Crosses Between Selected Resistant Russian and Selected Susceptible U.S. Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 101(6):1756-1759(4).
Changes in Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Swarming and Survival Pre- and Post- Arrival of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Louisiana - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Bustamante, D.M., Dunkley, J.P., Escobar, L.A. 2008. Changes in Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colony Swarming and Survival Pre- and Postarrival of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Louisiana. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101(5):867-871
Influence of Worker Age on the Infestation of Resistant and Susceptible Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) with Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi)* - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D. 2007. Influence of Worker Age on the Infestation of Resistant and Susceptible Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) with Tracheal Mites (Acarapis woodi)*. Apidologie 38:573-578
Intermediate Levels of Resistance to Tracheal Mites in Crosses Between Resistant and Susceptible Strains - (Abstract Only)
Villa, J.D. 2007. Intermediate Levels of Resistance to Tracheal Mites in Crosses Between Resistant and Susceptible Strains. American Bee Research Conference Proceedings. American Bee Joournal 147(5):442
UNCAPPING OF SEALED WORKER BROOD BY EUROPEAN BEES AS RESPONSES TO INFESTATION BY VARROA DESTRUCTOR AND TO ACTIVITY BY GALLERIA MELLONELLA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villegas, A.J., Villa, J.D. 2006. Uncapping of sealed worker brood by european bees as responses to infestation by varroa destructor and to activity by galleria mellonella. Journal of Apicultural Research 45(4):203-206
AUTOGROOMING AND BEE AGE INFLUENCE THE MIGRATION OF TRACHEAL MITES TO RUSSIAN AND SUSCEPTIBLE WORKERS - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D. 2006. Autogrooming and bee age influence the migration of tracheal mites to russian and susceptible workers. Journal of Apicultural Research 45(2):28-31
THE EFFECTS OF SEASONAL FLUCTUATIONS IN POPULATION DENSITIES OF VARROA MITES ON THE SURVIVAL OF UNTREATED COLONIES - (Abstract Only)
Villa, J.D. 2006. The effects of seasonal fluctuations in population densities of varroa mites on the survival of untreated colonies. American Bee Journal 146(5):450
DO TRACHEAL MITES REDUCE THE LONGEVITY OF WORKERS? - (Abstract Only)
Villa, J.D. 2006. Do tracheal mites reduce the longevity of workers?. American Bee Journal 146(5):450-451
CASTE, SEX AND STRAIN OF HONEY BEES (APIS MELLIFERA) AFFECT INFESTATION WITH TRACHEAL MITES (ACARAPIS WOODI) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D., Danka, R.G. 2005. Caste, sex and strain of honey bees (apis mellifera) affect infestation with tracheal mites (acarapis woodi). Experimental and Applied Acarology 37(3-4):157-164
AN ASSOCIATION IN HONEY BEES BETWEEN AUTOGROOMING AND THE PRESENCE OF MIGRATING TRACHEAL MITES. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2005. An association in honey bees between autogrooming and the presence of migrating tracheal mites. Apidologie 36(3)331-333.
CONTEMPORARY SOYBEANS SHOW NO EVIDENCE OF YIELD INCREASES ASSOCIATED WITH PROXIMITY TO HONEY BEE COLONIES. - (Abstract Only)
Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2004. Contemporary soybeans show no evidence of yield increases associated with proximity to honey bee colonies [abstract].American Bee Journal. 144(5):402
ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON THE GROWTH OF VARROA MITE POPULATIONS - (Popular Publication)
Harris, J.W., Villa, J.D., Danka, R.G. 2004. Environmental effects on the growth of varroa mite populations. Bee Culture. 132(5):23-25.
SWARMING BEHAVIOR OF HONEY BEES (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) IN SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Villa, J.D. 2004. Swarming behavior of honey bees (hymenoptera: apidae)in southeastern Louisiana. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(1):111-116.
VARIABLE POPULATION GROWTH OF VARROA DESTRUCTOR (MESOSTIGMATA: VARROIDAE) IN COLONIES OF HONEY BEES (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) DURING A 10-YEAR PERIOD - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Harris, J.W., Harbo, J.R., Villa, J.D., Danka, R.G. 2003. Variable population growth of varroa destructor (mesostigmata: varroidae) in colonies of honey bees (hymenoptera: apidae) during a 10-year period. Environmental Entomology/Population Ecology 32(6):1305-1312.
AUTOGROOMING BY RESISTANT HONEY BEES WHICH ARE CHALLENGED BY INDIVIDUAL TRACHEAL MITES. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Danka, R.G., Villa, J.D. 2003. Autogrooming by resistant honey bees which are challenged by individual tracheal mites.. Apidologie 34(4):591-596.
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
Answers to the Puzzling Distribution of Africanized Bees in the United States or "Why are those Bees not Moving East of Texas?" - (Popular Publication)
Villa, J.D., Rinderer, T.E., Stelzer, J.A., 2002. Answers to the Puzzling Distribution of Africanized Bees in the United States or "Why are those Bees not Moving East to Texas?", American Bee Journal 142(7):480-483.
INHERITANCE OF RESISTANCE TO ACARAPIS WOODI IN FIRST GENERATION CROSSES OF HONEY BEES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DANKA, R.G., VILLA, J.D., INHERITANCE OF RESISTANCE TO ACARAPIS WOODI IN FIRST GENERATION CROSSES OF HONEY BEES, JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 2000, VOL. 93, pgs. 1602-1605, EDITION #6.
A SURVEY OF TRACHEAL MITE RESISTANCE LEVELS IN U.S. COMMERCIAL QUEEN BREEDER COLONIES - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
DANKA, R.G., VILLA, J.D., A SURVEY OF TRACHEAL MITE RESISTANCE LEVELS IN U.S. COMMERCIAL QUEEN BREEDER COLONIES, AMERICAN BEE JOURNAL, 2000, VOL. 140, pgs. 405-407, EDITION #5.
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