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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

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.

Know your native bees.  Hale, F. A.  2016.  EPP 472, UT Extension.

Honey Bees and Beekeeping in Tennessee .  Skinner, J. A., M. E. Wilson, P. Moore, M. Studer, and P. Rhoades.  2016.  EPP Info#743.

Webcast Offers Tips to Minimize Pest Management Impact on Bees Stewart, S. D.  2016.  Cotton Grower, Oct 12, 2016.

Africanized Bees - Better Understanding - Better Prepared Moore, P., J. A. Skinner, and M. E. Wilson.  2015.  eXtension Bee Health Web based Review Publication.

Honey Bees at Risk. Knoxville News Sentinel. July, 2015.  Skinner, J. A.  2015.  Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel.

Populations of foraging honeybees in Midsouth cotton and other crops.  Whalen, A., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2015.  Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conf., Pp. 575-577.

Using nonmetric multidimensional scaling to analyze bee visitation in East Tennessee crops as an indicator of pollination services provided by honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) and native bees Wilson, M. E., J. A. Skinner, A. L. Wszelaki, and F. Drummond.  2015.  Environmental Entomology.

Vanishing bees pose big threat to economy.  Womac, A. R., and J. A. Skinner.  2015.  Knoxville Ledger Newspaper, VOL. 39 | NO. 48 | Friday, November 27, 2015.

Impact of neonicotinoid insecticide seed treatments on honeybees in the Mid-south.  Lorenz, G., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2014.  Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conf., 40.

Populations of foraging honeybees in Midsouth cotton and other crops.  Whalen, A., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2014.  Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conf., 788-790.

eXtension Bee Health: Research Based Information About Bees and Beekeeping...At Your Fingertips.  Skinner, J. A.  2013.  Bee Culture.