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Milagra Weiss
Carl Hayden Bee Research Center
Biological Science Lab Technician (Insects)

Phone: (520) 647-9342
Fax: (520) 670-6493

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Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Comparative assessment of longevity, thermoregulation, and molecular Comparative assessment of food consumption, longevity, thermoregulation, and molecular health markers in mite-resistant and Italian honey bee stocks Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M., Adjaye, D.F., Ricigliano, V.A. 2024. Comparative assessment of longevity, thermoregulation, and molecular Comparative assessment of food consumption, longevity, thermoregulation, and molecular health markers in mite-resistant and Italian honey bee stocks. Apidologie. 55. Article 28. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-024-01071-x.
Efficacy of a microalgal feed additive in commercial honey bee colonies used for crop pollination Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mcmenamin, A., Weiss, M., Meikle, W.G., Ricigliano, V.A. 2023. Efficacy of a microalgal feed additive in commercial honey bee colonies used for crop pollination. ACS Agricultural Science and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsagscitech.3c00082.
Cold storage as part of a Varroa management strategy: Effects on honey bee colony performance, mite levels and stress biomarkers Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Corby-Harris, V.L., Ricigliano, V.A., Snyder, L.A., Weiss, M. 2023. Cold storage as part of a Varroa management strategy: Effects on honey bee colony performance, mite levels and stress biomarkers. Scientific Reports. 13. Article 11842. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-39095-5.
Field and cage studies show no effects of exposure to flonicamid on honey bees at field-relevant concentrations Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M. 2022. Field and cage studies show no effects of exposure to flonicamid on honey bees at field-relevant concentrations. Insects. 13(9). Article 845. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13090845.
Effects of hive entrance orientation on honey bee colony activity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M., Beren, E.D. 2023. Effects of hive entrance orientation on honey bee colony activity. Journal of Apicultural Research. 62(3):444-449. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2023.2165769.
Honey bees colonies maintain CO2 temperature regimes in spite of change in hive characteristics Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Barg, A., Weiss, M. 2022. Honey bees colonies maintain CO2 temperature regimes in spite of change in hive characteristics. Apidologie. 53. Article 51. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-022-00954-1.
Integration of scales and cameras in nondisruptive electronic beehive monitoring: On the within-day relationship of hive weight and traffic in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies in Langstroth hives in Tucson, Arizona, USA Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kulyukin, V., Tkachenko, A., Price, K., Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M. 2022. Integration of scales and cameras in nondisruptive electronic beehive monitoring: On the within-day relationship of hive weight and traffic in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies in Langstroth hives in Tucson, Arizona, USA. Sensors. 22(13). Article 4824. https://doi.org/10.3390/s22134824.
Traces of a neonicotinoid pesticide stimulate different honey bee colony activities, but do not increase colony size or longevity Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Colin, T., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Weiss, M., Barron, A. 2022. Traces of a neonicotinoid pesticide stimulate different honey bee colony activities, but do not increase colony size or longevity. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 231. Article 113202. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2022.113202.
Sublethal concentrations of clothianidin affect honey bee colony growth and hive CO2 concentration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Weiss, M., Ross, J.F., Werle, C.T., Beren, E.D. 2021. Sublethal concentrations of clothianidin affect honey bee colony growth and hive CO2 concentration. Scientific Reports. 11. Article 4364. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83958-8.
Sublethal concentrations of clothianidin affect honey bee colony growth and hive CO2 concentration Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Adamczyk Jr, J.J., Weiss, M., Ross, J.F., Werle, C.T., Beren, E.D. 2021. Sublethal concentrations of clothianidin affect honey bee colony growth and hive CO2 concentration. Scientific Reports. 11. Article 4364. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-83958-8.
Landscape factors influencing honey bee colony behavior in Southern California commercial apiaries Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M., Beren, E.D. 2020. Landscape factors influencing honey bee colony behavior in Southern California commercial apiaries. Nature Scientific Reports. 10:5013. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-61716-6.
Effects of sublethal exposure of methoxyfenozide in feeding supplement on honey bee colony activity and thermoregulation Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Corby-Harris, V.L., Carroll, M.J., Weiss, M., Snyder, L.A., Meador, C.A., Beren, E.D., Brown, N.J. 2019. Effects of sublethal exposure of methoxyfenozide in feeding supplement on honey bee colony activity and thermoregulation. PLoS One. 14(3):e0204635. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204635.
Pre-almond supplemental forage improves colony survival and alters queen pheromone signaling in overwintering honey bee colonies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carroll, M.J., Meikle, W.G., McFrederick, Q.S., Rothman, J.A., Brown, N.J., Weiss, M., Ruetz, Z.J., Chang, E.W. 2018. Pre-almond supplemental forage improves colony survival and alters queen pheromone signaling in overwintering honey bee colonies. Apidologie. 49(6):827-837. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-018-0607-x.
Effects of bee density and sublethal imidacloprid exposure on cluster temperatures of caged honey bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Adamczyk, J.J., Weiss, M., Gregorc, A. 2018. Effects of bee density and sublethal imidacloprid exposure on cluster temperatures of caged honey bees. Apidologie. 49(5):581-593. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-018-0585-z.
Using within-day hive weight changes to measure environmental effects on honey bee colonies Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Holst, N., Colin, T., Weiss, M., Carroll, M.J., Mcfrederick, Q., Barron, A. 2018. Using within-day hive weight changes to measure environmental effects on honey bee colonies. PLoS One. 13(5):e0197589. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0197589.
Monitoring colony-level effects of sublethal pesticide exposure on honey bees Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M. 2017. Monitoring colony-level effects of sublethal pesticide exposure on honey bees. Journal of Visualized Experiments. doi: 10.3791/56355.
Internal hive temperature as a means of monitoring honey bee colony health in a migratory beekeeping operation before and during winter - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M., Maes, P., Fitz, W., Sheehan, T.H., Snyder, L.A., Mott, B.M., Anderson, K.E. 2017. Internal hive temperature as a means of monitoring honey bee colony health in a migratory beekeeping operation before and during winter. Apidologie. 48:666-680. https://doi: 10.1007/s13592-017-0512-8.
Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Alburaki, M., Steckel, S.J., Chen, D., McDermott, E., Adamczyk Jr., J.J., Weiss, M., Skinner, J.A., Kelly, H., Lorenz, G., Tarpy, D.R., Meikle, W.G., Stewart, S.D. 2017. Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes. Apidologie. doi:10.1007/s13592-017-0497-3.
Sublethal effects of Imidacloprid on honey bee colony growth and activity at three sites in the U.S. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Adamczyk, J.J., Weiss, M., Gregorc, A., Johnson, D.R., Stewart, S.D., Zawislak, J., Carroll, M.J., Lorenz, G.M. 2016. Sublethal effects of Imidacloprid on honey bee colony growth and activity at three sites in the U.S. PLoS One. 11(12):e0168603. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0168603.
Monitoring colony phenology using within-day variability in continuous weight and temperature of honey bee hives Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Meikle, W.G., Weiss, M., Stilwell, A.R. 2016. Monitoring colony phenology using within-day variability in continuous weight and temperature of honey bee hives. Apidologie 47:1-14. doi: 10.1007/s13592-015-0370-1.