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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Breeding, Genetics, Stock Improvement and Management of Russian Honey Bees for Mite and Small Hive Beetle Control and Pollination

Location: Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research

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

Interactions of tropilaelaps mercedesae, honey bee viruses, and immune response in Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
(12-May-14)
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.
Honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis; current understanding of host-pathogen interactions and host mechanisms of resistance - (Book / Chapter)
Aronstein, K.A., Holloway, B.A. 2013. Honey bee fungal pathogen, Ascosphaera apis; current understanding of host-pathogen interactions and host mechanisms of resistance. Microbial Pathogenesis. ISBN (13) 1:402-410.
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.
An economical and effective high-throughput DNA extraction protocol for molecular marker analysis in honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holloway, B.A., Tarver, M.R., Rinderer, T.E. 2013. An economical and effective high-throughput DNA extraction protocol for molecular marker analysis in honey bees. Entomological Experimental Applied. 148:196-200.
Fine mapping implicates two immunity genes in larval resistance to the honey bee brood fungal disease, Chalkbrood - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holloway, B.A., Tarver, M.R., Rinderer, T.E. 2013. Fine mapping implicates two immunity genes in larval resistance to the honey bee brood fungal disease, Chalkbrood. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(2):134-140.
Preliminary results on the evaluation of honey bee stocks for susceptibility to deformed wing virus - (Abstract Only)
(11-Jan-13)
Does the removal of mite-infested brood facilitate grooming? - (Abstract Only)
(11-Jan-13)
Fine mapping for SNP markers associated with VSH behavior - (Abstract Only)
(11-Jan-13)
Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research - (Book / Chapter)
De Graaf, D.C., Alippi, A.M., Antunez, K., Aronstein, K.A., Budge, G., Dekoker, D., De Smet, L., Dingman, D.W., Evans, J.D., Foster, L.J., Funfhaus, A., Garcia-Gonzalez, E., Gregoric, A., Human, H., Murray, K.D., Nguyen, B., Poppinga, L., Spivak, M., Vanengelsdorf, D., Wilkins, S., Genersch, E. 2013. In Vincent Dietemann, James D. Ellis and Peter Neumann (Editors) "Standard methods for Apis mellifera pests and pathogens", "Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research", The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II.
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.
Myosin gene expression and protein abundance in different castes of the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Tarver, M.R., Florane, C.B., Mattison, C.P., Holloway, B.A., Lax, A.R. 2012. Myosin gene expression and protein abundance in different castes of the Formosan subterranean termite (Coptotermes formosanus). Insects. 3:1190-1199.
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.
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(1).
Standard methods for fungal brood disease research - (Book / Chapter)
Jensen, A.B., Aronstein, K.A., Flores, J.M., Vojvodic, S., Palacio, M., Spivak, M. 2013. Standard methods for fungal brood disease research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1):#13 in 2013 COLOSS Bee Book
Lessons learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: The impact of Varroa parasitism on honey bee health - (Popular Publication)
Aronstein, K.A., Douglas, A. 2012. Lessons learned by the Managed Pollinator CAP: The impact of Varroa parasitism on honey bee health. American Bee Journal. 8:789-790.
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.
Seasonal inconsistencies in the relationship between honey bee longevity in field colonies and laboratory cages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rinderer, T.E., Danka, R.G., Stelzer, J.A. 2012. Seasonal inconsistencies in the relationship between honey bee longevity in field colonies and laboratory cages. Journal of Apicultural Research. 51(2):218-219.
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.
Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms to resistance to chalkbrood in Apis mellifera - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Holloway, B.A., Sylvester, H.A., Bourgeois, A.L., Rinderer, T.E. 2012. Association of single nucleotide polymorphisms to resistance to chalkbrood in Apis mellifera. Journal of Apicultural Research. 51(2):154-163.
Patterns of Apis mellifera infection by Nosema ceranae support the parasite hypothesis for the evolution of extreme polyandry in eusocial insects. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bourgeois, A.L., Rinderer, T.E., Sylvester, H.A., Holloway, B.A., Oldroyd, B.P. 2012. Patterns of Apis mellifera infection by Nosema ceranae support the parasite hypothesis for the evolution of extreme polyandry in eusocial insects. Apidologie. On-line 15 February 2012
External and internal detection of Nosema ceranae on honey bees using real-time PCR - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bourgeois, A.L., Beaman, G.D., Holloway, B.A., Rinderer, T.E. 2012. External and internal detection of Nosema ceranae on honey bees using real-time PCR. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 109:323-325
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.
Ovariole number and ovary activation of Russian honeybee workers (Apis mellifera L.) - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Munday, M., Rinderer, T.E., Rueppell, O. 2012. Ovariole number and ovary activation of Russian honeybee workers (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Apicultural Research. 51(1):147-149.
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.
Patriline variation of Nosema ceranae levels in Russian and Italian honey bees - (Abstract Only)
Bourgeois, A.L., Rinderer, T.E., Sylvester, H.A., Holloway, B.A. 2011. Patriline variation of Nosema ceranae levels in Russian and Italian honey bees. Cold Spring Harbor Meeting. 17.
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.
Preservation and processing methods for molecular genetic detection and quantification of Nosema ceranae - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bourgeois, A.L., Beaman, G.D., Rinderer, T.E. 2011. Preservation and processing methods for molecular genetic detection and quantification of Nosema ceranae. Bee Culture. 3(1):1-5.
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.
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.
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)
Genetic stock identification of production colonies of Russian honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bourgeois, A.L., Sylvester, H.A., Coy, S., Rinderer, T.E. 2010. Genetic stock identification of production colonies of Russian honey bees. Bee Culture. 2(2):1-2.
Genetic Stock Identification of Russian honey bees - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bourgeois, A.L., Sheppard, W.S., Sylvester, H.A., Rinderer, T.E. 2010. Genetic Stock Identification of Russian honey bees. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103(3):917-924.
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.
Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project—The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects - (Popular Publication)
Drummond, F., Aronstein, K.A., Chen, J., Ellis, J., Evans, J., Ostiguy, N., Sheppard, W., Spivak, M., Visscher, K. 2010. Managed Pollinator Coordinated Agricultural Project—The First Two Years of the Stationary Hive Project: Abiotic Site Effects. American Bee Journal 151(7):69-375.
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.
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).
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.
Last Modified: 8/22/2014
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