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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Amanda Frake
Honey Bee Breeding, Genetics, and Physiology Research
Biological Science Technician (Insects)

Phone: (225) 767-9298
Fax: (225) 766-9212

1157 BEN HUR RD.
BATON ROUGE , LA 70820


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Responses of Varroa-resistant honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Deformed wing virus -
Khongphinitbunjong, K., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Tarver, M.R., Frake, A.M., Chen, Y., Chantawannaku, P. 2016. Responses of Varroa-resistant honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to Deformed wing virus. Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology. 19:921-927.
Tropilaelaps mercedesae and Varroa destructor: prevalence and reproduction in concurrently infested Apis mellifera colonies -
Buawangpong, N., De Guzman, L.I., Khongphinitbunjong, K., Frake, A.M., Burgett, M., Chantawannakul, P. 2015. Tropilaelaps mercedesae and Varroa destructor: prevalence and reproduction in concurrently infested Apis mellifera colonies. Apidologie doi: 10:1007/s13592-015-0368-8.
Prevalence and reproduction of Tropilaelaps mercedesae and Varroa destructor in concurrently infested Apis mellifera colonies -
Buawangpong, N., De Guzman, L.I., Khongphinitbunjong, K., Frake, A.M., Burgett, M., Chantawannakul, P. 2015. Prevalence and reproduction of Tropilaelaps mercedesae and Varroa destructor in concurrently infested Apis mellifera colonies. Apidologie 46(6):779-786
Phenotypic and genetic analyses of the Varroa Sensitive Hygienic trait in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies -
Kirrane, M.J., De Guzman, L.I., Holloway, B.A., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E., Whelan, P.M. 2015. Phenotypic and genetic analyses of the Varroa Sensitive Hygienic trait in Russian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. PLoS One. 10:0116672,doi:10.1371.
Brood removal influences fall of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies -
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Kirrane, M. 2016. Brood removal influences fall of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. Journal of Apicultural Research, DOI: 10.1080/ 00218839.2015.1117294
The effects of diet, mating duration , female to male ratios and temperature on ovary activation, mating success and fecundity of Aethina tumida -
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M. 2014. The effects of diet, mating duration , female to male ratios and temperature on ovary activation, mating success and fecundity of Aethina tumida. Apidologie. 46(3):326-336.
Functionality of Varroa-Resistant Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) When Used for Western U.S. Honey Production and Almond Pollination -
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. -
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.
A laboratory technique to study the effects of Varroa destructor and viruses on developing worker honey bees -
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 -
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 62(1):47-55.
Does the removal of mite-infested brood facilitate grooming? -
Associations of Parameters Related to the Fall of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Russian and Italian Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies -
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.
Evaluation of the efficacy of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) baits and lures. -
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) -
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.
Age and reproductive status of adult Varroa mites affect grooming success of honey bees. -
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.
A method for rapidly marking adult varroa mites for use in brood inoculation experiments -
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.
The Effects of Pollen-Enriched Pollen Substitute on Winter Cluster Size and the Prevalence of Nosema ceranae in Russian Honey Bee Colonies -
Marking small hive beetles with thoracic notching: Effects on longevity, flight ability and fecundity. -
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.
Asynchronous development of Honey Bee host and Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) influences reproductive potential of mites -
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.
Effect of height and color on the efficiency of the small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) pole traps -
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.
The effects of hive color and feeding on the size of winter clusters of Russian honey bee colonies -
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.
Studies on the life history and control of small hive beetles in the south-eastern United States -
Assessing grooming behavior of Russian honey bees toward Varroa destructor. -
Seasonal Population Dynamics of Small Hive Beetles, Aethina Tumida Murray, in the Southeastern United States -
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.
Small Hive Beetles -
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 -
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).
Population of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) in two apiaries having different soil textures in Mississippi -
De Guzman, L.I., Prudente, J.A., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Tubbs, H. Population of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) in two apiaries having different soil textures in Mississippi. Science of Bee Culture 1(1):4-8; supplement to Bee Culture 137(2). 2009
Russian Honeybee Breeders Association Manual -
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.
Comparative resistance of Russian and Italian honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) against small hive beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) -
Frake, A.M., De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E. 2009. Comparative resistance of Russian and Italian honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) against small hive beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 120(1):13-19
Comparative reproduction of Varroa destructor in different types of Russian and Italian honey bee combs -
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M. 2008. Comparative reproduction of Varroa destructor in different types of Russian and Italian honey bee combs. Experimental and Applied Acarology 44:227-238
Detection and removal of brood infested with eggs and larvae of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) by Russian and Italian honey bees -
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M., Rinderer, T.E. 2008. Detection and removal of brood infested with eggs and larvae of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) by Russian and Italian honey bees. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 47(3):216-221.
Russian Honey Bees and Their Response Toward Brood Infested with Small Hive Beetles -
Russian Honey Bees And Their Response Toward Brood Infested With Small Hive Beetles -
Temperature affects Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Development -
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2007. Temperature affects Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Development. Journal of Apicultural Research. 46(2):88-93.
Observations on the Life History of Small Hive Beetles -
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2007. Observations on the Life History of Small Hive Beetles. American Bee Research Conference Proceedings. American Bee Journal 147(5):437
GROWTH OF VARROA DESTRUCTOR (ACARI: VARROIDAE) POPULATIONS IN RUSSIAN HONEY BEE (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE) COLONIES -
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M. 2007. Growth of varroa destructor (acari: varroidae) populations in russian honey bee (hymenoptera: apidae) colonies. Annuals of the Entomological Society of America 100(2):187-195
SOME OBSERVATIONS ON THE SMALL HIVE BEETLE, AETHINA TUMIDA MURRAY IN RUSSIAN HONEY BEE COLONIES -
De Guzman, L.I., Rinderer, T.E., Frake, A.M., Tubbs, H., Elzen, P.J., Westervelt, D. 2006. Some observations on the small hive beetle, aethina tumida murray in russian honey bee colonies. American Bee Journal 146(7):618-620.
COLONY INVASION OF SMALL HIVE BEETLES: THE EFFECTS OF HONEY BEE TYPE AND ENTRANCE REDUCERS -
Frake, A.M., De Guzman, L.I. 2006. Colony invasion of small hive beetles: the effects of honey bee type and entrance reducers. American Bee Journal 146(5):447
PRELIMINARY RESULTS ON THE REMOVAL RESPONSE OF RUSSIAN HONEY AGAINST BROOD INFESTED WITH SMALL HIVE BEETLES -
De Guzman, L.I., Frake, A.M. 2006. Preliminary results on the removal response of russian honey against brood infested with small hive beetles. American Bee Journal 146(5):446
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