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Jeffery S Pettis
Bee Research Laboratory
Entomology

Phone: (301) 504-7299
Fax: (301) 504-8736
Room 315A

10300 BALTIMORE AVENUE
BLDG 306 BARC-EAST
BELTSVILLE , MD 20705

Projects
Managing Honey Bees Against Disease and Colony Stress
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 425645
Assessing Puerto Rican Bee Colonies for Health Aggression and the Potential for Queen-rearing
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 428619
Understanding the Biology and Control of Exotic Bee Mites and Pathogen Virulence among Bee Species
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 429133
Understanding the Biology and Control of Exotic Bee Mites and Pathogen Virulence among Bee Species
Interagency Reimbursable Agreement (I)
  Accession Number: 430481
Exotic Pests and Diseases of Honey Bees; Research to Understand and Prevent the Introduction of Unwanted Pests and Diseases into the U.S.
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 431339
Biology and Control of the Parasitic Mites Varroa and Tropilaelaps and Improving our Understanding of Exotic Pathogens of Honey Bees
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429496
An Areawide Approach to Improving Honey Bee Queen Quality and Colony Survival
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429796
An Areawide Approach to Improving Honey Bee Queen Quality and Colony Survival
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 429811

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Colony failure linked to low sperm viability in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens and an exploration of potential causative factors -
Pettis, J.S., Rice, N.D., Joselow, K., Vanengelsdorp, D., Chaimanee, V. 2016. Colony failure linked to low sperm viability in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens and an exploration of potential causative factors. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0147220.
Multi-drug resistance transporters and a mechanism-based strategy for assessing risks of pesticide combinations to honey bees -
Guseman, A.J., Miller, K., Kunkle, G., Dively, G.P., Pettis, J.S., Evans, J.D., Vanengelsdorp, D., Hawthorne, D.J. 2016. Multi-drug resistance transporters and a mechanism-based strategy for assessing risks of pesticide combinations to honey bees. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148242.
Rising atmospheric CO2 is reducing the protein concentration of a floral pollen source essential for North American bees -
Ziska, L.H., Pettis, J.S., Tomecek, M.B., Clark, A., Dukes, J.S., Loladze, I., Polley, H.W. 2016. Rising atmospheric CO2 is reducing the protein concentration of a floral pollen source essential for North American bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 283(1828):20160414.
Assessing the health of colonies and individual honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in a commercial beekeeping operation -
Smart, M.D., Pettis, J.S., Rice, N., Browning, Z., Spivak, M. 2016. Assessing the health of colonies and individual honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in a commercial beekeeping operation. PLoS One. e0152685. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152685.
Sperm viability and gene expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera) following exposure to the neonicotinoid insecticide Imidacloprid and the organophosphate Acaricide Coumaphos -
Chaimanee, V., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Jackson, C., Pettis, J.S. 2016. Sperm viability and gene expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera) following exposure to the neonicotinoid insecticide Imidacloprid and the organophosphate Acaricide Coumaphos. Journal of Insect Physiology. 89:1-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.03.004.
Age and aggregation trigger mating behavior in the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida -
Mustafa, S.G., Spooner-Hart, R., Duncan, M., Pettis, J.S., Rosendranz, P., Steidle, J. 2015. Age and aggregation trigger mating behavior in the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida. Naturwissenschaften. doi: 10.1007/s00114-015-1300-9.
Assessment of chronic sublethal effects of imidacloprid on honey bee colony health -
Dively, G.P., Embrey, M.S., Kamel, A., Hawthorne, D.J., Pettis, J.S. 2015. Assessment of chronic sublethal effects of imidacloprid on honey bee colony health. PLoS One. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118748.
Superorganism resilience: Eusociality and susceptibility of ecosystem service providing insects to stressors -
Straub, L., Williams, G.R., Pettis, J.S., Fries, I., Neumann, P. 2015. Superorganism resilience: Eusociality and susceptibility of ecosystem service providing insects to stressors. Current Opinion in Insect Science. 12:109.
Israeli acute paralysis virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and implications for honey bee health and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) -
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Corona, M.V., Chen, W., Spivak, M., Visscher, K.P., Hoffman, G.D., Boncristiani, H., Zhao, Y., Vanengelsdorp, D., Delaplane, K., Solter, L., Drummond, F., Kramer, M.H., Lipkin, I.W., Palacios, G., Hamilton, M.C., Smith Jr, I.B., Huang, S., Zheng, H., Li, J., Zhang, X., Zhou, A., Wu, L., Zhou, J., Lee, M.L., Teixeira, E.W., Li, Z., Evans, J.D., Li, C. 2014. Israeli acute paralysis virus: epidemiology, pathogenesis and implications for honey bee health and Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). PLoS Pathogens. 10 (7):e1004261. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1004261.
Systemic spread and propagation of a plant pathogenic virus in European honey bees, Apis mellifera -
Li, J., Cornman, R., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Zhao, Y., Murphy, C.F., Hammond, J., Peng, W., Wu, J., Boncristiani, H., Zhou, L., Chen, Y. 2014. Systemic spread and propagation of a plant pathogenic virus in European honey bees, Apis mellifera. mBio. 5(1):e00898-13. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00898-13.
Effects of host age on susceptibility to infection and immune-gene expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera) inoculated with Nosema ceranae -
Chaimanee, V., Chantawannakul, P., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2014. Effects of host age on susceptibility to infection and immune-gene expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera) inoculated with Nosema ceranae. Apidologie. 45(4): 451-463.
Standard methods for small hive beetle research -
Neumann, P., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Pirk, C.W., Schafer, M.O., Tanner, G., Ellis, J.D. 2013. Standard methods for small hive beetle research. Journal of Apicultural Research. 52(4):1-32.
In-vitro infection of pupae with Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus suggests variation for susceptibility and disturbance of transcriptional homeostasis in honey bees (Apis mellifera) -
Boncristiani, H., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Murphy, C.A., Lopez, D.L., Simone-Finstrom, M., Strand, M., Tarpy, D., Rueppell, O. 2013. In-vitro infection of pupae with Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus suggests variation for susceptibility and disturbance of transcriptional homeostasis in honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073429.
Sequencing and genome annotation of honey bee microsporidia parasite, Nosema apis and comparative genome analysis with its sympatric congener, N. ceranae Reprint Icon -
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Zhao, Y., Cornman, R.S., Tallon, L.L., Sadzewicz, L.L., Ye, J., Li, R., Zhang, X., Hamilton, M.C., Pernal, S., Melathopoulos, A., Yan, X., Evans, J.D. 2013. Sequencing and genome annotation of honey bee microsporidia parasite, Nosema apis and comparative genome analysis with its sympatric congener, N. ceranae. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 14:451. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-451.
Crop pollination exposes honey bees to pesticides which alters their susceptibility to the gut pathogen Nosema ceranae -
Pettis, J.S., Lichtenberg, E.M., Andree, M., Stitzinger, J., Rose, R., Vanengelsdorp, D. 2013. Crop pollination exposes honey bees to pesticides which alters their susceptibility to the gut pathogen Nosema ceranae. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0070182.
Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies -
Tarpy, D., Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D. 2013. Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies. Naturwissenschaften. DOI: 10.1007/s00114-013-1065-y.
Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies -
Tarpy, D.R., Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D. 2013. Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies. Naturwissenschaften. 100(8): 723-728.
A set of scientific issues being considered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding pollinator risk assessment framework. Reprint Icon -
Jenkins, F., Berenbaum, M., Delcos, K., Fefferman, N., Hunt, G., James, R., Klaine, S., Mcmanaman, J., Ostiguy, N., Pettis, J., Pistorius, J., Potter, T.L., Sandy, M., Schwab, A., Schlenck, D., Tarpey, D. 2012. A set of scientific issues being considered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding pollinator risk assessment framework. Government Publication/Report. Advisory Panel Meeting; 9/11-14/2012. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, D.C.
Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies Reprint Icon -
Cornman, R.S., Tarpy, D., Chen, Y., Jeffries, L., Lopez, D.L., Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D. 2012. Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies. PLoS Pathogens. 7(8):e43562.
Effects of long distance transportation on honey bee physiology -
Ahn, K., Xie, X., Pettis, J.S., Huang, Z.Y. 2012. Effects of long distance transportation on honey bee physiology. Psyche. DOI: 10.1155/2012/193029.
Differential expression of immune genes of adult honey bee (Apis mellifera) after inoculated by Nosema ceranae -
Chaimanee, V., Chantawannakul, P., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2012. Differential expression of immune genes of adult honey bee (Apis mellifera) after inoculated by Nosema ceranae. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58(8):1090-1095.
Pesticide exposure in honey bees results in increased levels of the gut pathogen Nosema -
Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D., Johnson, J., Divley, G. 2012. Pesticide exposure in honey bees results in increased levels of the gut pathogen Nosema. Naturwissenschaften. 99:153–158.
Direct effect of acaricides on pathogen loads and gene expression levels of honey bee Apis mellifera -
Boncristiani, H., Underwood, R., Schwarz, R.S., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Vanengelsdorp, D. 2011. Direct effect of acaricides on pathogen loads and gene expression levels of honey bee Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Physiology. 58:613-620.
Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control -
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.
New evidence that Deformed Wing Virus and Black Queen Cell Virus are Multi-host pathogens -
Zhang, X., He, S., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Yin, G., Chen, Y. 2012. New evidence that deformed wing virus and black queen cell virus are multi-host pathogens. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 109(1):156-159.
The Bee Disease Diagnostic Service - 100 Years and Growing at the USDA Bee Research laboratory, Beltsville, MD -
Smith Jr, I.B., Pettis, J.S. 2011. The bee disease diagnostic service - 100 years and growing at the USDA Bee Research Laboratory, Beltsville, MD. American Bee Journal. 151(8):767-772.
The presence of Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus infection in Honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the U.S. -
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2011. The presence of chronic bee paralysis virus infection in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) in the U.S.. Journal of Apiculture Research. 50:85-86.
Concurrent infestations by Aethina tumida and Varroa destructor alters thermoregulation in Apis mellifera winter clusters -
Schaefer, M., Ritter, W., Pettis, J.S., Hartel, S., Neumann, P. 2011. Concurrent infestations by Aethina tumida and Varroa destructor alters thermoregulation in Apis mellifera winter clusters. Apidologie. 104(3):476-482.
Effective gene silencing of a microsporidian parasite associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony declines -
Paldi, N., Glick, E., Oliva, M., Zilbeberg, Y., Aubin, L., Pettis, J.S., Chen, Y., Evans, J.D. 2010. Effective gene silencing of a microsporidian parasite associated with honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony declines. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 76:5960-5964.
A survey of managed honey bee colony losses in the USA, fall 2009 to winter 2010 -
Vanengelsdorp, D., Hayes, J., Underwood, R.M., Caron, D., Pettis, J.S. 2010. A survey of managed honey bee colony losses in the USA, fall 2009 to winter 2010. Journal of Apicultural Research. 50(1):1-10.
Large-scale field application of RNAi technology reducing Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus Disease in honey bees (Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera; Apidae) -
Hunter, W.B., Ellis, J.D., vanEnglesdorp, D., Hayes, J., Westervelt, D., Glick, E., Williams, M., Sela, I., Maori, E., Pettis, J., Cox-Foster, D., Paldi, N. 2010. Large-scale field application of RNAi technology reducing Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus disease in honey bees (Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera: Apidae). PLoS Pathogens. 6(12):e1001160.
Preventing bee mortality with RNA interference -
Hunter, W.B., Ellis, J., Vanengelsdrop, D., Hayes, J., Westervelt, D., Williams, M., Sela, I., Maori, E., Pettis, J.S., Cox-Foster, D., Paldi, N. 2010. Preventing bee mortality with RNA interference [abstract]. National Citrus Research Coordination Symposium, June 16-18, 2010, Denver, Colorado.
Organic acids and thymol: unsuitable alternative control of Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) -
Buchholz, S., Merkel, K., Spiewok, S., Imdorf, A., Pettis, J.S., Westervelt, D., Ritter, W., Duncan, M., Rosenkranz, P., Spooner-Hart, R., Neumann, P. 2010. Organic acids and thymol: Unsuitable alternative control of aethina tumida murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Apidologie. 42:349-363.
Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera Reprint Icon -
Cornman, R.S., Schatz, M.C., Johnston, S.J., Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Hunt, G., Bourgeois, A.L., Elsik, C., Anderson, D., Grozinger, C.M., Evans, J.D. 2010. Genomic survey of the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor, a major pest of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Biomed Central (BMC) Genomics. 11:602.
Pesticides and honey bee health: High levels of Acaricides and crop protection chemicals in U.S. apiaires -
Mullin, C., Frazier, M., Frazier, J.L., Ashcraft, S., Simonds, R., Vanengelsdorp, D., Pettis, J.S. 2010. Pesticides and honey bee health: High levels of Acaricides and crop protection chemicals in U.S. apiaires. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 5(3):e9754.
Chasing your honey: Worldwide diaspora of the small hive beetle, a parasite of honey bee colonies -
Lounsberry, Z.T., Spiewok, S., Pernal, S., Sonstegard, T.S., Hood, M.W., Pettis, J.S., Neumann, P., Evans, J.D. 2010. Chasing your honey: Worldwide diaspora of the small hive beetle, a parasite of honey bee colonies. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 104:671-677.
Coordinated responses to honey bee decline in the USA -
Pettis, J.S., Delaplane, K. 2010. Coordinated responses to honey bee decline in the USA. Journal of Economic Entomology. 41:256-263.
Molecular approaches to the Analysis of Virus Replication and Pathogenesis in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera -
Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Diprisco, G., Pettis, J.S., Hamilton, M.C., Chen, Y. 2009. Molecular approaches to the Analysis of Virus Replication and Pathogenesis in Honey Bees, Apis mellifera. Journal of Virological Methods. 6:221.
Reviewing colony losses and Colony Collapse Disorder in the United States -
Ellis, J., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Reviewing colony losses and Colony Collapse Disorder in the United States. Journal of Apicultural Research. 49:134-136.
First analysis of risk factors associated with bee colony collapse disorder by classification and regression trees -
Vanengelsdorp, D., Speybroeck, N., Evans, J.D., Nguyen, B., Mullin, C., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Cox-Foster, D., Chen, Y., Tarpy, D., Haubruge, E., Pettis, J.S., Saegerman, C. 2010. First analysis of risk factors associated with bee colony collapse disorder by classification and regression trees. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103:1517-1523.
Winter losses of honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera): The role of infestations with Aethina tumida and Varroa destructor -
Schafer, M.O., Ritter, W., Pettis, J.S., Neumann, P. 2009. Winter losses of honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera): The role of infestations with Aethina tumida and Varroa destructor. Journal of Economic Entomology. 103:10-16.
Colony Collapse Disorder: A descriptive studey -
Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D., Saegerman, C., Mullen, C., Haubruge, E., Nyguyen, K., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Cox-Foster, D., Chen, Y., Underwood, R., Tarpy, D., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Colony Collapse Disorder: A descriptive study. PLoS One. 4(8):e6481.
Bee cups: Single-use cages for honey bee experiments -
Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Diprisco, G., Pettis, J.S., Williams, V.P. 2009. Bee cups: Single-use cages for honey bee experiments. Journal of Apicultural Research. 48(4):300-302.
Honeybee Sacbrood virus infects adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) -
Eyer, M., Chen, Y., Schaefer, M., Pettis, J.S., Neumann, P. 2009. Honeybee Sacbrood virus infects adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Apicultural Research. 48(4):296-297.
Asymmetrical Coexistence of Nosema ceranae and N. apis in Honey Bees -
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Zhou, L., Boncristiani Jr, H.F., Kimura, K., Xiao, T., Litkowski, A.M., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Asymmetrical Coexistence of Nosema ceranae and N. apis in Honey Bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 101:204-209.
Entombed pollen: A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality -
Vanengelsdorp, D., Evans, J.D., Donovall, L., Mullin, C., Frazier, M., Frazier, J., Pettis, J.S., Hayes, J. 2009. Entombed pollen: A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 101:147-149.
Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees. Reprint Icon -
Cornman, R.S., Chen, Y., Schatz, M., Street, C., Zhao, Y., Desany, B., Egholm, M., Hutchison, S., Pettis, J.S., Lipkin, W.I., Evans, J.D. 2009. Genomic analyses of the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, an emergent pathogen of honey bees. PLoS Pathogens. 5(6):e1000466.
Effects of organic acid treatments on small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, and the associated yeast Kodamaea ohmeri. -
Schaefer, M., Ritter, W., Pettis, J.S., Teal, P.E., Neumann, P. 2009. Effects of organic acid treatments on small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, and the associated yeast Kodamaea ohmeri. Journal of Pest Science. 82:283-287.
Morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic characterization of Nosema cerana, a microsporidian parasite isolated from the European honey bee, Apis mellifera -
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Murphy, C.A., Gutell, R., Lee, J., Zuker, M., Gundersen, D.E., Pettis, J.S. 2009. Morphological, molecular, and phylogenetic characterization of Nosema cerana, a microsporidian parasite isolated from the European honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 56(2):142-147.
Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, is a potential biological vector of honeybee viruses. -
Eyer, M., Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Neumann, P. 2008. Small hive beetle, Aethina tumida, is a potential biological vector of honeybee viruses. Apidologie. 40:419-428.
Comparisons of Pollen Substitute Diets for Honey bees: Consumprion Rates by Colonies and Effects on Brood and Adult Populations -
Hoffman, G.D., Wardell, G., Ahumada-Secura, F., Rinderer, T.E., Danka, R.G., Pettis, J.S. 2008. Comparisons of Pollen Substitute Diets for Honey bees: Consumprion Rates by Colonies and Effects on Brood and Adult Populations. Journal of Apicultural Research 47:265-270.
A simple method for quantitative diagnosis of small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, in the field -
Schafer, M., Pettis, J.S., Ritter, W., Neumann, P. 2008. A simple method for quantitative diagnosis of small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, in the field. Apidologie. 39:564-565.
Virus infections in Brazilian honey bees -
Teixeira, E.W., Chen, Y., Message, D., Pettis, J.S., Evans, J.D. 2008. Virus infections in Brazilian honey bees. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 99:117-119.
Genetic analysis of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus: distinct clusters are circulating into the United States. -
Palacios, G., Hui, J., Quan, P., Kalkstein, A.L., Honkavuori, K.S., Bussetti, A.V., Conlan, S., Evans, J.D., Chen, Y., Vanengelsdoorp, D., Efrat, H., Pettis, J.S., Cox-Foster, D.L., Holmes, E.C., Briese, T., Lipkin, I.W. 2008. Genetic analysis of Israel Acute Paralysis Virus: Distinct clusters are circulating into the United States. Journal of Virology. 82:6209-6217.
Reaction Norm Variants for Male Calling Song in Natural Populations of Achroia Grisella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): towards a Resolution of the Lek Paradox -
Zhou, Y., Kuster, H., Pettis, J.S., Danka, R.G., Gleason, J.M., Greenfield, M.D. 2008. Reaction Norm Variants for Male Calling Song in Natural Populations of Achroia Grisella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae): towards a Resolution of the Lek Paradox. Evolution 1317-1334.
Potential host shift of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) to bumblebee colonies (Bombus impatiens Cresson) -
Neumann, P., Hoffmann, D., Pettis, J.S. 2008. Potential host shift of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) to bumblebee colonies (Bombus impatiens Cresson). Insectes Sociaux. 55:153-162.
Multi-class determination and confirmation of antibiotic residues in honey using LC-MS/MS -
Lopez, M., Pettis, J.S., Smith Jr., I.B., Pak-Sin, C. 2008. Multi-class determination and confirmation of antibiotic residues in honey using LC-MS/MS. Journal of Food Chemistry. 56(5):1553-1559.
A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder -
Cox-Foster, D.L., Conlan, S., Holmes, E.C., Palacios, G., Evans, J.D., Moran, N.A., Quan, P., Briese, T., Hornig, M., Geiser, D.M., Martinson, V., Vanengelsdorp, D., Kalkstein, A.L., Drysdale, A., Hui, J., Zhai, J., Cui, L., Hutchison, S.K., Simons, J., Egholm, M., Pettis, J.S., Lipkin, W. 2007. A metagenomic survey of microbes in honey bee colony collapse disorder. Science. 318:283-287.
Nosema Ceranae is a long present and wide spread microsporidian infection of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in the United States. -
Chen, Y., Evans, J.D., Smith Jr, I.B., Pettis, J.S. 2007. Nosema Ceranae is a long present and wide spread microsporidian infection of the European honey bee (Apis mellifera) in the United States. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 92:152-159.
Diagnostic genetic test for the honey bee tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi -
Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Smith Jr, I.B. 2007. Diagnostic genetic test for the honey bee tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi. Journal of Apicultural Research. 46(3):1-5.
A DNA method for screening hive debris for the presence of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) -
Ward, L., Brown, M., Neumann, P., Wilkins, S., Pettis, J.S., Neil, B. 2007. A dna method for screening hive debris for the presence of small hive beetle (aethina tumida). Apidologie. 38:272-280.
CHANGES AT THE BEE RESEARCH LAB IN BELTSVILLE -
Pettis, J.S. 2006. Changes at the bee research lab in beltsville. American Bee Journal. 146(6):477.
SURVIVAL AND FUNCTION OF QUEENS REARED IN BEESWAX CONTAINING COUMAPHOS -
Collins, A.M., Pettis, J.S., Wilbanks, R., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2006. Survival and function of queens reared in beeswax containing coumaphos. American Bee Journal. 146(4):341-344.
DETECTING COUMAPHOS RESISTANCE IN VARROA MITES -
Pettis, J.S., Jadczak, T. 2005. Detecting coumaphos resistance in varroa mites. American Bee Journal. 145(12):967-970.
PREVALENCE AND TRANSMISSION ROUTES OF HONEY BEE VIRUSES -
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Collins, A.M., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2006. Prevalence and transmission routes of honey bee viruses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 72(1):606-611.
EFFICACY OF TYLOSIN AND LINCOMYCIN IN CONTROLLING AMERICAN FOULBROOD IN HONEY BEE COLONIES -
Pettis, J.S., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2005. Efficacy of tylosin and lincomycin in controlling american foulbrood in honey bee colonies. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44(3):106-108
COLONY-LEVEL IMPACTS OF IMMUNE RESPONSIVENESS IN HONEY BEES, APIS MELLIFERA. -
Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S. 2005. Colony-level impacts of immune responsiveness in honeybees, Apis mellifera. Evolution. 59(10):2270-2274.
SCREENING ADDITIONAL ANTIBIOTICS FOR EFFICACY AGAINST AMERICAN FOULBROOD. -
Kochansky, J.P., Pettis, J.S. 2005. Screening additional antibiotics for efficacy against american foulbrood. Journal of Apicultural Research. 44(1):24-28.
OBSERVATION ON THE BIOLOGY OF THE HONEY BEE TRACHEAL MITE ACARAPIS WOODI (ACARI: TARSONEMIDAE) USING LOW-TEMPERATURE SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY -
Ochoa, R., Pettis, J.S., Erbe, E.F., Wergin, W.P. 2005. Observation on the biology of the honey bee tracheal mite Acarapis woodi (Acari: Tarsonemidae) using low-temperature scanning electron microscopy. Experimental and Applied Acarology. 35:239-249. (#161535: April 1, 2005)
DETECTION OF MULTIPLE VIRUSES IN QUEENS OF THE HONEY BEE, APIS MELLIFERA L. -
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Detection of multiple viruses in queens of the honey bee, apis mellifera l. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 90:118-121.
PERFORMANCE OF HONEY BEE APIS MELLIFERA L., QUEENS REARED IN BEESWAX CELLS IMPREGNATED WITH COUMAPHOS -
Collins, A.M., Pettis, J.S., Wilbanks, R., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Performance of honey bee apis mellifera l., queens reared in beeswax cells impregnated with coumaphos. Journal of Apicultural Research. 43(3):128-134.
RESIDUE LEVELS IN HONEY AFTER COLONY TREATMENT WITH THE ANTIBIOTIC TYLOSIN -
Feldlaufer, M.F., Pettis, J.S., Kochansky, J.P., Kramer, M.H. 2004. Residue levels in honey after colony treatment with the antibiotic tylosin. American Bee Journal. 144:143-145.
MOLECULAR EVIDENCE FOR TRANSMISSION OF KASHMIR BEE VIRUS IN HONEY BEE COLONIES BY ECTOPARASITIC MITE, VARROA DESTRUCTOR -
Chen, Y., Pettis, J.S., Evans, J.D., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Molecular evidence for transmission of kashmir bee virus in honey bee colonies by ectoparasitic mite, varroa destructor. Apidologie. 35(4):441-448.
DETECTION OF DEFORMED WING VIRUS INFECTION IN HONEY BEES APIS MELLIFERA L. IN THE UNITED STATES -
Chen, Y., Smith, Jr., I.B., Collins, A.M., Pettis, J.S., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Detection of deformed wing virus infection in honey bees Apis mellifera L. in the United States. American Bee Journal. 144(7):557-559.
EFFECTS OF COUMAPHOS ON QUEEN REARING IN THE HONEY BEE, APIS MELLIFERA L. -
Pettis, J.S., Collins, A.M., Wilbanks, R., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2004. Effects of coumaphos on queen rearing in the honey bee, apis mellifera l. Apidologie. 35:605-610
A SCIENTIFIC NOTE ON VARROA DESTRUCTOR RESISTANCE TO COUMAPHOS IN THE UNITED STATES. -
Pettis, J.S. 2003. A scientific note on varroa destructor resistance to coumaphos in the united states.. Apidologie. 2003 35:91-92.
INTERCEPTION OF A LIVE VARROA MITE ON IMPORTED CUT FLOWERS IN THE UNITED STATES -
Pettis, J.S., Ochoa, R., Orr, J. 2003. Interception of a live varroa mite on imported cut flowers in the united states. International Journal of Acarology. 29:291-292
LARVAL HONEY BEE MORTALITY FOLLOWING TOPICAL APPLICATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AND DUSTS -
Pettis, J.S., Kochansky, J.P., Feldlaufer, M.F. 2002. Larval honey bee mortality following topical application of antibiotics and dusts. Journal of Economic Entomology. 97(2):171-176.
TRACKING AN INVASIVE HONEY BEE PEST: MITOCHONDRIAL DNA VARIATION IN SMALL HIVE BEETLES FROM NORTH AMERICA -
APIS MELLIFERA QUEEN REPLACEMENT IN THE PRESENCE OF CHEMICAL "STRESS". -
USE OF HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS IN THE CONTROL OF SMALL HIVE BEETLE LARVAE AND RECOVERY OF TREATED COMBS -
EVIDENCE OF RESISTANCE TO COUMAPHOS BY VARROA MITES IN THE U.S. -
RESISTANCE MECHANISM OF VARROA JACOBSONI TO FLUVALINATE ALTERED SODIUM CHANNEL? -
LINCOMYCIN HYDROCHLORIDE FOR THE CONTROL OF AMERICAN FOULBROOD DISEASE OF HONEY BEES -
EFFECT OF VARROA INFESTATION ON SEMEN QUALITY -
USE OF MICROSATELLITE DNA LOCI TO INFER GENETIC STRUCTURE IN THE HONEY BEE PARASITIC MITE VARROA DESTRUCTOR -
SCREENING OF ALTERNATIVE ANTIBIOTICS AGAINST OXYTETRACYCLINE-SUSCEPTIBLE AND -RESISTANT AMERICAN FOULBROOD -
SCREENING ANTIBIOTICS AGAINST RESISTANT AND SUSCEPTIBLE AMERICAN FOULBROOD -
COMPARISON OF THE DIETARY AND TISSUE STEROLS OF THE SMALL HIVE BEETLE AETHINA TUMIDA (COLEOPTERA:NITIDULIDAE) -
AIRING OUT SMALL HIVE BEETLE PROBLEMS IN THE HONEY HOUSE -
MITOCHONDRIAL DNA RELATIONSHIPS IN AN EMERGENT PEST: SMALL HIVE BEETLES, AETHINA TUMIDA (COLEOPTERA:NITIDULIDAE), FROM THE UNITED STATES AND AFRICA. -
Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Shimanuki, H. 2000. Mitochondrial dna relationships in an emergent pest: small hive beetles, aethina tumida (coleoptera:nitidulidae), from the united states and africa. Annals of the Entomological Society of America. 9:415-520.
A HIVE MODIFICATION TO REDUCE VARROA POPULATIONS. -
NON-CHEMICAL CONTROL STRATEGIES FOR VARROA -
A FIELD ASSAY TO DETECT FLUVALINATE RESISTANCE IN VARROA MITES. -
BEES (CHAPTER 14) -
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