|LOPEZ-URIBE, MARGARITA - Pennsylvania State University|
Submitted to: Insects
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/2/2019
Publication Date: 1/9/2019
Citation: Lopez-Uribe, M., Simone-Finstrom, M. 2019. Special issue: Honey bee research in the US: Current state and solutions to beekeeping problems. Insects. 10(1):1-5. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10010022.
Interpretive Summary: The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) created a special issue to highlight the recent work done by its member research groups. This article presents an overview for the manuscripts published as part of this issue.
Technical Abstract: With this special issue, we aimed to create a space to highlight progress and updates of honey bee research in the United States (US), namely by American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) member research groups. Specifically, we compile studies that address critical and novel questions to advance our understanding of key aspects related to (1) honey bee colony health, (2) abiotic and biotic stressors—with a special focus on larval and adult responses to pesticides and viruses—and (3) approaches to inform beekeeping management practices. We summarize the key findings of these studies and present an overview of current critical research topic needs.