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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

DIANA SAMMATARO

Research Entomologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
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
Fungicide contamination reduces beneficial fungi in bee bread based on an area-wide field study in honey bee, Apis mellifera, colonies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yoder, J., Jajack, A., Rosselot, A., Smith, T., Yerke, M., Sammataro, D. 2013. Fungicide contamination reduces beneficial fungi in bee bread based on an area-wide field study in honey bee, Apis mellifera, colonies. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part A: Current Issues. 76:10, 587-600. DOI: 10.1080/15287394.2013.798846.
Are agrochemicals present in high fructose corn syrup fed to honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)? - (Research Notes) - (23-Aug-12)
Comparison of productivity of colonies of honey bees, Apis mellifera, supplemented with sucrose or high fructose corn syrup - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D., Weiss, M. 2013. Comparison of productivity of colonies of honey bees, Apis mellifera, supplemented with sucrose or high fructose corn syrup. Journal of Insect Science. 13:19.
Challenges for developing biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigamata: Varroidae) - (Review Article)
Meikle, W.G., Sammataro, D., Neumann, P., Pflugfelder, J. 2012. Challenges for developing biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigamata: Varroidae). Apidologie. 43: 501-514.
Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control - (Review Article)
Dietemann, V., Pflugfelder, J., Anderson, D., Charriere, J., Chejanovsky, N., Dainat, B., De Miranda, J., Delaplane, K., Fuchs, S., Gallmann, P., Gauthier, L., Imdorf, A., Koeniger, N., Kralj, J., Meikle, W.G., Pettis, J.S., Rosenkranz, P., Sammataro, D., Smith, D., Yariez, O., Neumann, P. 2011. New avenues in the fight against the honeybee parasite Varroa destructor, a major threat to pollination. Apidologie. 51(1):125-132.
Intraspecific competition effects on Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Patt, J.M., Sammataro, D. 2012. Intraspecific competition effects on Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Economic Entomology. 105(1):26-33.
Challenges for developing biopesticides against varroa - (Book / Chapter)
Meikle, W.G., Sammataro, D., Mercadier, G. 2011. Chapter 6: Biological control of honey bee pests. p. 59-66 in Sammataro, D. and J.A. Yoder (eds) Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Taylor & Francis Group LLC, London.
Global Status of Honey Bee Mites - (Book / Chapter)
Sammataro, D. 2012. Global status of honey bee mites. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL.CRC Press. p. 37-54.
The Critical Transition Temperature (CTT) of Chalkbrood Fungi Ascosphaera apis and Ascosphaera aggregata, and its Significance for Disease Incidence - (Book / Chapter)
Yoder, J.A., Heydinger, D.J., Hedges, B.Z., Sammataro, D., Hoffman, G.D. 2012. The critical transition temperature (CTT) of chalkbrood fungi Ascosphaera apis and Ascosphaera aggregata, and its significance for disease incidence. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 131-134.
Differences Among Commonly Sprayed Orchard Fungicides in Targeting the Beneficial Fungi Associated with Honey Bee Colony and Bee Bread Provisions (In Vitro) - (Book / Chapter)
Yoder, J.A., Hedges, B.Z., Heydinger, D.J., Sammataro, D., Hoffman, G.D. 2012. Differences among commonly sprayed orchard fungicides in targeting the beneficial fungi associated with honey bee colony and bee bread provisions (in vitro). In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 181-192.
Impact of Orchard Fungicide Spraying on Lowering the Amount of Symbiotic Fungi in Bee Bread and Its Implications for Reduced Colony Resistance - (Book / Chapter)
Yoder, J.A., Condon, M.R., Heydinger, D.J., Hedges, B.Z., Sammataro, D., Finley-Short, J.V., Hoffman, G.D., Olson, E. 2012. Fungicides reduce symbiotic fungi in bee bread and the beneficial fungi in colonies. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 193-214.
A scientific note on the lactic acid bacterial flora within the honeybee subspecies Apis mellifera (Buckfast), A.m. scutellata, A.m. mellifera, and A.m. monticola - (Research Notes)
Olofsson, T.C., Vasquez, A., Sammataro, D., Macharia, J. 2011. A scientific note on the lactic acid bacterial flora within the honeybee subspecies Apis mellifera (Buckfast), A.m. scutellata, A.m. mellifera, and A.m. monticola. Apidologie. 42:696-699.
Beekeepers Handbook - (Book / Chapter)
Sammataro, D., Avitabile, A. 2011. Beekeepers Handbook. Cornell University Press. 380 p.
Functional morphology of the honey stomach wall of European honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D., Cicero, J.M. 2010. Functional morphology of the honey stomach wall of European honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 103(6):979-987.
Antioxidants in wax cappings of honey bee brood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D., Leblanc, B.W., Finley, J.V., Carroll, M.J., Torabi, M. 2010. Antioxidants in wax cappings of honey bee brood. Journal of Apiculture Research. 49(4):293-301.
Carbohydrate composition of high fructose corn syrups (HFCS) used for bee feeding. Effect on honey composition. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ruiz-Matute, A.I., Weiss, M., Sammataro, D., Finley, J.V., Sanz, M.L. 2010. Carbohydrate composition of high fructose corn syrups (HFCS) used for bee feeding. Effect on honey composition.. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58:7317-7322.
The Salivary Glands of Adult Female Varroa Destructor (Acari: Varroidae), an Ectoparasite of the Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Cicero, J.M., Sammataro, D. 2010. The salivary glands of adult female Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae), an ectoparasite of the honey bee, Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae). International Journal of Acarology. Vol. 36(5):377-386.
Mating frequencies of Africanized honey bees in the southwestern United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarpy, D., Caren, J.R., Delaney, D.A., Sammataro, D., Finley, J.V., Loper, G., Hoffman, G.D. 2010. Mating frequencies of Africanized honey bees in the southwestern United States. Journal of Apiculture Research. Vol. 49(4):302-310.
Swedish Scientists have Solved Honey's Enigma - (Trade Journal)
Vasquez, A., Olofsson, T., Sammataro, D. 2009. Swedish Scientists have Solved Honey's Enigma. American Bee Journal, Vol. 149:1169-1172.
Feeding Essential Oils and 2-Heptanone in Sugar Syrup and Protein Diets to Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) as Potential Varroa Mite (Varroa destructor) Controls and Traced by SPME (Solid Phase Micro Extraction) Fibers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D., Finley, J.V., Leblanc, B.W., Wardell, G., Ahumada-Segura, F., Carroll, M.J. 2009. Feeding Essential Oils and 2-Heptanone in Sugar Syrup and Protein Diets to Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) as Potential Varroa Mite (Varroa destructor) Controls and Traced by SPME (Solid Phase Micro Extraction) Fibers. Journal of Apicultural Research 48(4):256-262.
The Importance of Microbes in Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies Part-3: Where Do We Go From Here? - (Trade Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Vreeland, R., Sammataro, D., Alarcon Jr, R.N. 2009. The Importance of Microbes in Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies Part-3: Where Do We Go From Here?. American Bee Journal 149:755-757.
Formation of Hydroxymethylfurfural in Domestic High Fructose Corn Syrup and Its Toxicity to the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Leblanc, B.W., Eggleston, G., Sammataro, D., Cornett, C., Dufault, R., Deeby, T.A., St Cyr, E.L. 2009. Formation of Hydroxymethylfurfural in Domestic High Fructose Corn Syrup and Its Toxicity to the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 57:7369-7376.
The Importance of Microbes in Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies Part-2: Factors Affecting the Microbial Community in Honey Bee Colonies - (Trade Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Alarcon Jr, R.N., Sammataro, D. 2009. The Importance of Microbes in Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies Part-2: Factors Affecting the Microbial Community in Honey Bee Colonies. American Bee Journal 149(6):583-584.
The Importance of Microbes in Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies - (Trade Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Sammataro, D., Alarcon Jr, R.N. 2009. The Importance of Microbes in Nutrition and Health of Honey Bee Colonies. American Bee Journal 149:583-584.
Bee Ranges and Almond Orchard Locations: Contemporary Visualization Reprint Icon - (Other)
Arlinghaus, S., Sammataro, D., Finley, J.V. 2009. Bee Ranges and Almond Orchard Locations: Contemporary Visualization. .
Honey Bees: Sweetness and Mites - (Popular Publication)
Sammataro, D. 2009. Honey Bees: Sweetness and Mites. Natural History 6:56.
A Scientific Note on the Lactic Acid Bacterial Flora Discovered in the Honey Stomach of Swedish honey bees - a continuing study on honey bees in the U.S.A. - (Research Notes)
Olofsson, T., Vasquez, A., Sammataro, D. 2009. A Scientific Note on the Lactic Acid Bacterial Flora Discovered in the Honey Stomach of Swedish honey bees - a continuing study on honey bees in the U.S.A.. Apidologie 40:26-28.
Suppression of Growth Rate of Colony-Associated Fungi by High Fructose Corn Syrup Feeding Supplement, Formic Acid, and Oxalic Acid - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yoder, J. A., Christensen, B. S., Croxall, T. J., Tank, J. L., Sammataro, D. 2008. Suppression of growth rate of colony-associated fungi by high fructose corn syrup feeding supplement, formic acid, and oxalic acid. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 47(2):127-131.
An Easy Dissection Technique for Finding Tracheal Mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in Honey Bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D. An easy dissection technique for finding tracheal mites (Acari: Tarsonemidae) in honey bees. Internat. J. Acarol. 32(4):339-343. 2006.
Feral Honey Bees in Southern Arizona, 10 Years after Varroa Infestation - (Trade Journal)
Loper, G.M., Sammataro, D., Finley, J., and Cole, J. Feral Honey Bees in Southern Arizona, 10 Years After Varroa Infestation. Am. Bee J. 2006. Vol. 146(6):521-524.
Mites of the Honey Bee: We Take a Breif Overview of the Origin of Parasitic Honey Bee Mites and How They Fit into the Scheme of Things - (Trade Journal)
Sammataro, D. Mies of the honey bee. 2006. Bee Craft. (January) 15-19.
The Resistance of Varroa Mites (Acari: Varroidae) to Acaricides and the Presence of Esterase - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D., Untalan, P., Guerro, F., Finley, J. The resistance of Varroa mites (Acari: Varroidae) to acaricides and the presence of esterase. 2005. Internat. J. Acarol. Vol. 31, No. 1. 67-74.
Tropilaelaps Infestation of Honey Bees (Tropilaelaps Clareae, T. Koenigerum) - (Other)
Sammataro, D. Tropilaelaps infestation of honey bees (Troplilaelaps clareae, T. Koenigerum). In OIE Manual of Diagnostic Tests and Vaccines for Terrestrial Animals, 5th ed. Office Internat. Epizoot, Paris, France. 2004. Vol. 2:992-995.
Mycoflora and Fungal Vector Capacity of the Parasitic Mite, Varroa Destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera) Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Benoit, J.B., Yoder, J.A., Sammataro, D., Zettler, L.W. Mycoflora and fungal vector capacity of the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. Internat. J. Acarol. 2004. Vol.30, No. 2. 103-106.
Observations of the Ectoparasitic Bee Mite Varroa Destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.) Cells Infected with Chalkbrood (Ascosphphaera Apis) - (Research Notes)
Sammataro, D., Finley, J. Observations of the ectoparasitic bee mite Varroa destructor in honey bee (Apis mellifera) cells infected with chalkbrood (Ascosphaera apis). J. Apicultural Research. 2004. 43(1):28-30.
Testing a Combination of Control Tactics to Manage the Varroa Destructor Mite(acari: Varroidae) Levels in Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Sammataro, D., DeGrandi-Hoffman, G., Ostiguy, O., Wardell, G., Finley, J. Testing a combination of control strategies to manage Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) population levels in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. 2004. Inter. J. Acarology 30:71-76.
On Possibilities for Control of Varroa (Acari: Mesostigmata) Emphasizing Chemical Ecology - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Yoder, J., Sammataro, D. On possibilities for control of Varroa (Acari: Mesostigmata) emphasizing chemical ecology. 2003. Internat. J. Acarology 29:139-143.
Honey Bees at Your Swimming Pool: Not a Good Mix - (Trade Journal)
Sammataro, D. Honey bees at your swimming pool. 2002. Our garden. pp5.
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