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1. Free-living colonies: trick or treat?

Author(s) : Dall'Olio, R.; Garrido, C.

Publisher : International Bee Research Association, Treforest, UK

Journal article : Bee World 2021 Vol.98 No.2 pp.44-46 ref.31

2. Technological advances to reduce Apis mellifera mortality: a bibliometric analysis.

Bees play a fundamental role in the ecological balance of ecosystems, due to the pollination process they carry out on crops, including the production of honey. However, the mortality of bees is a significant concern; bee mortality can occur for several reasons, such as pesticides, mites, viruses,...

Author(s) : Ziegler, C.; Sinigaglia, T.; Martins, M. E. S.; Souza, A. M.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Sustainability 2021 Vol.13 No.15 ref.47

3. Differential expression of aquaporin genes during ovary activation in the honeybee Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) queens.

Aquaporins are membrane proteins responsible for the rapid transport of water and solutes through the plasma membrane in almost all organisms including microorganisms, animals and plants. The knowledge about aquaporins in insects has advanced in the last years, especially in organs such as the gut...

Author(s) : Medeiros-Santana, L.; Dohanik, V. T.; Serrão, J. E.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. B, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology 2021 Vol.253

4. Integrated pest and pollinator management - expanding the concept.

The objective of integrated pest and pollinator management (IPPM) is to co-manage for pest control and pollination goals. Departing from the well-established concept of integrated pest management, we include pollinator management in a hierarchical decision support system of management actions. We...

Author(s) : Lundin, O.; Rundlöf, M.; Jonsson, M.; Bommarco, R.; Williams, N. M.

Publisher : Wiley, Hoboken, USA

Journal article : Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2021 Vol.19 No.5 pp.283-291 ref.many

5. Honey bee exposure scenarios to selected residues through contaminated beeswax.

Twenty-two pesticides and veterinary drugs of which residues were detected in beeswax in Europe were selected according to different criteria. The risk to honey bee health posed by the presence of these residues in wax was assessed based on three exposure scenarios. The first one corresponds to the ...

Author(s) : Wilmart, O.; Legrève, A.; Scippo, M. L.; Reybroeck, W.; Urbain, B.; Graaf, D. C. de; Spanoghe, P.; Delahaut, P.; Saegerman, C.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Science of the Total Environment 2021 Vol.772

6. The inhibiting effect of microwave radiation on Paenibacillus larvae spores suspended in water.

The aim of this paper was to investigate the effects of microwave radiation on the viability of Paenibacillus larvae spores and to study the relationship between the microwave power consumption, the exposure time and the number of spores in the examined suspensions. Sterile distilled water...

Author(s) : Pijacek, M.; Bzdil, J.; Bedanova, I.; Danihlik, J.; Moravkova, M.

Publisher : Czech Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic

Journal article : Veterinární Medicína 2021 Vol.66 No.3 pp.110-116 ref.13

7. Lethality of honey bee stings to heavily armored hornets.

The heat ball defense of honey bees against their sympatric hornet predators is a classic and spectacular outcome of a co-evolutionary race. Hundreds of bees can encapsulate a hornet within a large ball that kills it with elevated heat. However, the role of stinging in this defense has been...

Author(s) : Gu Gaoying; Meng Yichuan; Tan Ken; Dong ShihAo; Nieh, J. C.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Biology 2021 Vol.10 No.6 ref.19

8. A model of resource partitioning between foraging bees based on learning.

Central place foraging pollinators tend to develop multi-destination routes (traplines) to exploit patchily distributed plant resources. While the formation of traplines by individual pollinators has been studied in detail, how populations of foragers use resources in a common area is an open...

Author(s) : Dubois, T.; Pasquaretta, C.; Barron, A. B.; Gautrais, J.; Lihoreau, M.

Publisher : Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA

Journal article : PLoS Computational Biology 2021 Vol.17 No.7 ref.76

9. Lotmaria passim (Kinetoplastea: Trypanosomatidae) in honey bees from Argentina.

Lotmaria passim (Kinetoplastea) is considered the most prevalent as well as the most virulent trypanosomatid associated to the European honey bee Apis mellifera. We used qPCR to screen for the presence of this parasite in 57 samples from ten Argentinian provinces, and were able to detect its...

Author(s) : Quintana, S.; Plischuk, S.; Brasesco, C.; Revainera, P.; Genchi García, M. L.; Bravi, M. E.; Reynaldi, F.; Eguaras, M.; Maggi, M.

Publisher : Elsevier Ireland Ltd, Shannon, Irish Republic

Journal article : Parasitology International 2021 Vol.81

10. Prisoners receive food fit for a queen: honeybees feed small hive beetles protein-rich glandular secretions through trophallaxis.

The honeybee nest parasite Aethina tumida (small hive beetle) uses behavioural mimicry to induce trophallactic feeding from its honeybee hosts. Small hive beetles are able to induce honeybee workers to share the carbohydrate-rich contents of their crops, but it is not clear whether the beetles are...

Author(s) : Langlands, Z.; Rand, E. E. du; Crailsheim, K.; Yusuf, A. A.; Pirk, C. W. W.

Publisher : Company of Biologists Ltd, Cambridge, UK

Journal article : Journal of Experimental Biology 2021 Vol.224 No.2 ref.37

11. Cloning and expression of the amPFK gene in Apis mellifera.

[Objectives] To provide a theoretical basis for research on the function of the amPFK gene in Apis mellifera. [Methods] The cDNA sequence of the amPFK gene was cloned by RT-PCR, and its amino acid sequence and protein structure analyzed using bioinformatic methods. RT-qPCR was used to detect the...

Author(s) : Zheng XiangXiang; Xu WenKai; Liu LiXia; Ouyang XiaHui

Publisher : Institute of Zoology, Beijing, China

Journal article : Chinese Journal of Applied Entomology 2021 Vol.58 No.1 pp.117-123 ref.20

12. Evolutionary trends and diversity of major floral nectary types across Solanaceae.

Main conclusion: In a co-evolutionary crosstalk amid plants and their pollinators, nectaries serve as a labile link between the relatively fixed structural domains of divergent flower forms and associated pollination syndromes. Abstract: Floral nectary plays a crucial role in sexual plant...

Author(s) : Banisha Phukela; Arjun Adit; Rajesh Tandon

Publisher : Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany

Journal article : Planta 2021 Vol.254 No.3 ref.79

13. Whole-genome sequence analysis of Italian honeybees (Apis mellifera).

At the end of the last glaciation, Apis mellifera was established in northern Europe. In Italy, Apis melliferaligustica adapted to the mild climate and to the rich floristic biodiversity. Today, with the spread of Varroa destructor and with the increasing use of pesticides in agriculture, the...

Author(s) : Minozzi, G.; Lazzari, B.; Iorio, M. G. de; Costa, C.; Carpana, E.; Crepaldi, P.; Rizzi, R.; Facchini, E.; Gandini, G.; Stella, A.; Pagnacco, G.

Publisher : MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland

Journal article : Animals 2021 Vol.11 No.5 ref.40

14. Do viruses from managed honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) endanger wild bees in native prairies?

Populations of wild and managed pollinators are declining in North America, and causes include increases in disease pressure and decreases in flowering resources. Tallgrass prairies can provide floral resources for managed honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae, Apis mellifera Linnaeus) and wild bees....

Author(s) : Pritchard, Z. A.; Hendriksma, H. P.; Clair, A. L. S.; Stein, D. S.; Dolezal, A. G.; O'Neal, M. E.; Toth, A. L.

Publisher : Oxford University Press, Cary, USA

Journal article : Environmental Entomology 2021 Vol.50 No.2 pp.455-466

15. The bumblebee Bombus ardens ardens (Hymenoptera: Apidae) visits white clover in orchards before Oriental persimmon blooms.

Flowers on the ground of orchards can provide substantial resources for wild pollinators of orchard trees. Few studies, however, have examined the relative importance of groundcover flowers to orchard pollination by analyzing pollen on the body surface of pollinators. Oriental persimmon trees bloom ...

Author(s) : Nikkeshi, A.; Inoue, H.; Arai, T.; Kishi, S.; Kamo, T.

Publisher : Wiley, Tokyo, Japan

Journal article : Entomological Science 2021 Vol.24 No.1 pp.12-17 ref.29

16. Relative bee abundance varies by collection method and flowering richness: implications for understanding patterns in bee community data.

Recent declines in wild bee populations have led to increases in conservation actions and monitoring of bee communities. Pan traps are a commonly used sampling method for monitoring bee populations due to their efficiency and low cost. However, potential biases inherent in different sampling...

Author(s) : Kuhlman, M. P.; Burrows, S.; Mummey, D. L.; Ramsey, P. W.; Hahn, P. G.

Publisher : British Ecological Society, London, UK

Journal article : Ecological Solutions and Evidence 2021 Vol.2 No.e12071 ref.many

17. The genetic control of nectary development.

Nectar is the most important reward offered by flowering plants to pollinators for pollination services. Since pollinator decline has emerged as a major threat for agriculture, and the food demand is growing globally, studying the nectar gland is of utmost importance. Although the genetic...

Author(s) : Slavkovic, F.; Dogimont, C.; Morin, H.; Boualem, A.; Bendahmane, A.

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Trends in Plant Science 2021 Vol.26 No.3 pp.260-271

18. Floral and pollination biology of Asian spider flower (Cleome viscosa L.).

Cleome viscosa grows wild in the fields in different parts of northern-India during the rainy season (July-October). It is an annual herb and the flowers, borne on typical raceme are yellow, complete, hermaphrodite, actinomorphic and hypogynous. They open daily during 0330-0500 h and offer both...

Author(s) : Seema Chauhan

Publisher : The Society of Plant Reproductive Biologists, Agra, India

Journal article : The International Journal of Plant Reproductive Biology 2021 Vol.13 No.1 pp.12-15

19. Flupyradifurone reduces nectar consumption and foraging but does not alter honey bee recruitment dancing.

Foraging is essential for honey bee colony fitness and is enhanced by the waggle dance, a recruitment behavior in which bees can communicate food location and quality. We tested if the consumption of nectar (sucrose solution) with a field-realistic concentration of 4 ppm flupyradifurone (FPF) could ...

Author(s) : Wu YanYan; Pasberg, P.; Diao QingYun; Nieh, J. C.

Publisher : Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Journal article : Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 2021 Vol.207 ref.49

20. The disturbance leg-lift response (DLR): an undescribed behavior in bumble bees.

Background Bumble bees, primarily Bombus impatiens and B. terrestris, are becoming increasingly popular organisms in behavioral ecology and comparative psychology research. Despite growing use in foraging and appetitive conditioning experiments, little attention has been given to innate...

Author(s) : Varnon, C. A.; Vallely, N.; Beheler, C.; Coffin, C.

Publisher : PeerJ, San Francisco, USA

Journal article : PeerJ 2021 Vol.9 No.10997 ref.many

21. Landscape features causing the local congregation of honeybee males (Apismellifera L.).

Aerial male congregation has been observed in eusocial Hymenoptera such as ants and bees. It is associated with mating and can help to minimize the frequency of inbreeding, which contributes to sustaining their society consisting of relatives. Male congregation often occurs at the same site each...

Author(s) : Hayashi, S.; Satoh, T.

Publisher : Wiley, Berlin, Germany

Journal article : Ethology 2021 Vol.127 No.7 pp.582-591

22. United States port interceptions and predicted climate suitability of the red dwarf honeybee, Apis florea (Hymenoptera: Apidae), with notes on its identification.

We analyzed the port interceptions of the red dwarf honeybee, Apis (Micrapis) florea and undetermined species of Apis from regions where the A. florea is present. We also provide information on the potential distribution of this species globally and for the USA by using two climatic suitability...

Author(s) : Smith-Pardo, A. H.; Kumar, S.; Fowler, G. A.

Publisher : Springer-Verlag, Paris, France

Journal article : Apidologie 2021 Vol.52 No.5 pp.915-932 ref.43

23. Varroa destructor detection in non-endemic areas.

Australia is one of the few countries where Apis mellifera are not infested by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor. In Australia a program called the 'Sugar Shake Team' has been implemented to detect an incursion of V. destructor, should it occur. The aim of this paper was to provide an estimate...

Author(s) : Owen, R.; Stevenson, M.; Scheerlinck, J. P.

Publisher : Springer-Verlag, Paris, France

Journal article : Apidologie 2021 Vol.52 No.5 pp.900-914 ref.73

24. The effects of commercial propagation on bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) foraging and worker body size.

Bumble bees (Bombus spp.) have been commercially propagated for over three decades. As the environmental conditions experienced by commercial bumble bees differ greatly from those experienced by wild bumble bees, commercial rearing of bumble bees may cause phenotypic changes. Here, we compare the...

Author(s) : Pugesek, G.; Burtt, C. N.; Crone, E. E.

Publisher : Springer-Verlag, Paris, France

Journal article : Apidologie 2021 Vol.52 No.5 pp.887-898 ref.58

25. ICP-MS-based ionomics method for discriminating the geographical origin of honey of Apis cerana fabricius.

The identification of geographical origin is an important factor in evaluating the authenticity of honey. However, at present, there are few studies concerning the honey of Apis cerana Fabricius (A. cerana, Asiatic honeybee). To identify geographical origin, we used two common methods...

Author(s) : Wu FanHua; Zhao HaoAn; Sun Jing; Guo JianBo; Wu LiMing; Xue XiaoFeng; Cao Wei

Publisher : Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK

Journal article : Food Chemistry 2021 Vol.354