Honey Research

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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.

Agricultural landscape and pesticide effects on honey bee (Hymenoptera:Apidae) biological traits Alburaki, M., S. J. Steckel, M. Williams, J. A. Skinner, D. Tarpy, W. Meikle, J. Adamcyzk, and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  Journal of Economic Entomology, 1-13.

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.

Sublethal effects of imidacloprid on honey bee colony growth and activity at three sites in the U.S.  Meikle, W. G., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2017.  PLOS ONE.

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.

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.

Construction of a Framework Genetic Linkage Map in Gleditsia triacanthos L Gailing, O, M. E. Staton, T. Lane, S. E. Schlarbaum, R. Nipper, S. Owusu, and J. Carlson.  2016.  Plant Molecular Biology Reporter. [Abstract]

Food Manufacturing Regulations for Honey Processing, Packing and Storage in Tennessee.  Leffew, M. L., and F. Critzer.  2016.  Extension Factsheet D26.

Pollen gene flow and molecular identification of full-sib families in small and isolated population fragments of Gleditsia triacanthos L Owusu, S. A., S. E. Schlarbaum, J. E. Carlson, and O. Gailing.  2016.  Botany, 94(7): 523-532. [Abstract]

A national survey of managed honey bee 20142015 annual colony losses in the USA.  Seitz, N., M. E. Wilson, and J. A. Skinner.  2016.  Journal of Apicultural Research.

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