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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: IMPROVE NUTRITION FOR HONEY BEE COLONIES TO STIMULATE POPULATION GROWTH, INCREASE QUEEN QUALITY, AND REDUCE THE IMPACT OF VARROA MITES

Location: Honey Bee Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

The microbial communities associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) foragers. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(24-Mar-14)
Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera). - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Johansson, A., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Corby-Harris, V.L., Johnstone, L., Sprissler, R., Fitz, W. 2013. Draft genome sequences of two Bifidobacterium sp. from the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Gut Pathogens. 5:42 doi:10.1186/1757-4749-5-42.
Journal impact factors and the influence of age and number of citations - (Other)
Nansen, C., Meikle, W.G. 2014. Journal impact factors and the influence of age and number of citations. Molecular Plant Pathology. 15(3), 223-225. DOI: 10.1111/mpp.12096
Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Sheehan, T.H., Mott, B.M., Maes, P.W., Snyder, L.A., Schwan, M.R., Walton, A., Jones, B., Corby-Harris, V.L. 2013. Microbial ecology of the hive and pollination landscape: Bacterial associates from floral nectar, the alimentary tract and stored food of honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS One. 8(12): e83125. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083125.
Microbial gut diversity of Africanized and European honey bee larval instars - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Vojvodic, S., Rehan, S., Anderson, K.E. 2013. Microbial gut diversity of Africanized and European honey bee larval instars. PLoS One. 8(8):e72106.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072106
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.
Bigger is better: honey bee colonies as distributed information-gathering systems     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Donaldson-Matasci, M., Hoffman, G.D., Dornhaus, A. 2013. Bigger is better: honey bee colonies as distributed information-gathering systems. Journal of Animal Behavior. 85(3), 585-592.
The effects of pesticides on queen rearing and virus titers in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Chen, Y., Simonds, R. 2013. The effects of pesticides on queen rearing and virus titers in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Insects. 4(1), 71-89.doi:10.3390/insects4010071. http://www.mdpi.com/2075-4450/4/1/71
Are agrochemicals present in high fructose corn syrup fed to honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)? - (Research Notes)
(23-Aug-12)
Standard methods for chemical ecology research in Apis mellifera - (Review Article)
Torto, B., Carroll, M.J., Duehl, A.J., Fombong, A., Gozansky, T.K., Nazzi, F., Soroker, V., Teal, P.E. 2013. Standard methods for chemical ecology research in Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4) 52.4.06. DOI:10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.06
The effects of beta acids from hops (Humulus lupulus L.)on mortality of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Ahumada, F., Probasco, G., Shantz, L. 2012. The effects of beta acids from hops (Humulus lupulus L.)on mortality of Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae). Experimental and Applied Acarology. 58:407-421. DOI:10.1007/s10493-012-9593-2.
A comparison of bee bread made by Africanized and European honey bees (Apis mellifera) and its effects on hemolymph protein titers - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Eckholm, B., Huang, M.H. 2012. A comparison of bee bread made by Africanized and European honey bees (Apis mellifera) and its effects on hemolymph protein titers. Apidologie. 44:52-63 DOI:10.1007/s13592-012-0154-9.
Collection of volatiles from honey bee larvae and adults enclosed on brood frames - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, M.J., Duehl, A.J. 2012. Collection of volatiles from honey bee larvae and adults enclosed on brood frames. Apidologie. 43: 715-730. doi: 10.1007/s13592-012-0153-x.
New meta-analysis tools reveal common transciptional regulatory basis for multiple determinants of behavior - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(23-Apr-12)
Ingested human insulin inhibits the mosquito NF-¿B-dependent immune response to Plasmodium falciparum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pakpour, N., Corby-Harris, V.L., Green, G.P., Smithers, H.M., Cheung, K.W., Riehle, M.A., Luckhart, S. 2012. Ingested human insulin inhibits the mosquito NF-kB-dependent immune response to Plasmodium falciparum. Infection and Immunity. 80(6):p. 2141-2149. DOI:10.1128/IAI.00024-12
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.
Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Russell, J.A., Moreau, C.S., Kautz, S., Sullam, K.E., Hu, Y., Basinger, U., Mott, B.M., Buck, N., Wheeler, D. 2012. Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species. Molecular Ecology. 21: 2282-2296.
An emerging paradigm of colony health: Microbial balance of the honey bee and hive (Apis mellifera) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Eckholm, B., Mott, B.M., Sheehan, T.H., Hoffman, G.D. 2011. An emerging paradigm of colony health: Microbial balance of the honey bee and hive (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux. 58:431-444. DOI 10.1007/s00040-011-0194-6.
Honey Bee Health: The Potential Role of Microbes - (Book / Chapter)
Hoffman, G.D., Eckholm, B., Anderson, K.E. 2012. Honey bee health: The potential role of microbes. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. 1-12.
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.
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.
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.
Introduction - (Book / Chapter)
Hoffman, G.D. 2012. Introduction. In: Sammataro, D. and Yoder, J., editors. Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions. Boca Raton, FL. CRC Press. p. xv-xviii.
Dynamics of an ant-ant Obligate Mutualism: Colony Growth, Density Dependence and Frequency Dependence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Anderson, K.E., Wheeler, D., Yang, K., Linksvayer, T. 2011. Dynamics of an ant-ant obligate mutualism: Colony growth, density dependence and frequency dependence. Molecular Ecology. 20:1781-1793.
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.
Why Supplemental Protein Feeding Can Help Reduce Colony Losses - (Trade Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Chen, Y. 2010. Why Supplemental Protein Feeding Can Help Reduce Colony Losses. American Bee Journal. 150:1157-1160.
Intracolonial genetic diversity in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies increases pollen foraging efficiency - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Eckholm, B.J., Anderson, K.E., Weiss, M., Hoffman, G.D. 2011. Intracolonial genetic diversity in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies increases pollen foraging efficiency. Behavioral Ecology-Sociobiology. 65:1037-1044.
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.
Pollination Ecology: Overview of Pollination and the Foraging Behavior of Honey Bees - (Book / Chapter)
(20-Mar-10)
The Effect of Diet on Protein Concentration, Hypopharyngeal Gland Development and Virus Load in Worker Honey ees (Apis mellifera L.)     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Hoffman, G.D., Chen, Y., Huang, E., Huang, M.H. 2010. The effect of diet on protein concentration, hypopharyngeal gland development and virus load in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Insect Physiology, 56:1184-1191. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2010.03.017
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.
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.
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. .
Fungicides Can Reduce Pollination Potential - (Other)
Alarcon Jr, R.N., Hoffman, G.D., Wardell, G. 2009. Fungicides Can Reduce Pollination Potential. Western Farm Press. Vol 31(7) pp. 17 & 21.
A Global Test of the Pollination Syndrome Hypothesis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ollerton, J., Alarcon Jr, R.N., Waser, N.M., Price, M.V., Watts, S., Cranmer, L., Hingston, A., Peter, C.I., Rotenberry, J. 2009. A Global Test of the Pollination Syndrome Hypothesis. Annals Of Botany. 103(9):1471-1480.
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