Bees Research

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Faculty 360 | Laura Russo, 12/2/2019


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Honeybees are dying nationwide due to a disease that is wiping out colonies. UTIA researchers are working to save the bee population in our state.


Recent Publications

Nature’s Right-Angle Drill: Carpenter Bees Hietala, L., K. M. Vail, J. A. Skinner, A. M. Taylor, L. A. Russo, J. M. Tsuruda, and P. Rhoades.  2020.  University of Tennessee Extension. w876.

Insects - Friend or Foe?.  Denney, C. M., D. E. Edlund, J. M. Tsuruda, and L. A. Russo.  2019.  Land, Life & Science. [Abstract]

Building plant-pollinator communities.  Russo, L. A.  2019.  Tennessee Entomological Society newsletter (Firefly), Keynote Seminar. [Abstract]

What Can I Do About Carpenter Bees?.  Taylor, A. M.  2019.  FWF Newsletter Item.

Foraging and homing behavior of honey bees (Apis mellifera) during a total solar eclipse Waiker, P., S. Baral, S. Bhatia, A. Rueppell, K. Le, E. Amiri, J. M. Tsuruda, and O. Rueppell.  2019.  The Science of Nature, 106: 4. [Abstract]

Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes Alburaki, M., S. J. Steckel, E. McDermott, M. Weiss, J. A. Skinner, H. M. Kelly, et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  Apidologie.

Sugarcane aphid, Melanaphis sacchari, and grain sorghum: implications for honeybees, Apis mellifera.  Crow, W., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., Pp. 587-589.

How to Pick Plants for Butterflies and Bees Hamilton, S. L.  2017.  Newspaper, Monthly Column.

Herbicide and insect resistance Bt cotton pollen assessment finds no detrimental effects on adult honey bees Niu, L., W. Ma, C. Lei, J. L. Jurat-Fuentes, and L. Chen.  2017.  Environmental Pollution, 230: 479-485. [Abstract]

Scientists say agriculture is good for honey bees Rowsey, G., M. Alburaki, and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  UTIA News and Announcements, May 2.

Honey bees: UT study finds agriculture is actually beneficial Rowsey, G., S. D. Stewart, and M. Alburaki.  2017.  AgFax.

The influence and implications of row crop agriculture on the exposure of honey bees to pesticides.  Stewart, S. D., M. Alburaki, and et al.  2017.  Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., P. 755.