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The giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia is a predator of honey bees throughout its range in eastern Asia. The hornets' behaviors are coordinated through pheromones; a marking pheromone is used to mark honey bee nests as a food source, and an alarm pheromone, comprised of three chemical components of...

Author(s)
McClenaghan, B.; Schlaf, M.; Geddes, M.; Mazza, J.; Pitman, G.; McCallum, K.; Rawluk, S.; Hand, K.; Otis, G. W.
Publisher
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Apicultural Research, 2019, 58, 1, pp 141-148
Abstract

Continued loss of natural habitats with native prairies and wildflower patches is eliminating diverse sources of pollen, nectar and phytochemicals therein for foraging bees. The longstanding plant-pollinator mutualism reiterates the role of phytochemicals in sustaining plant-pollinator relationship ...

Author(s)
Bernklau, E.; Bjostad, L.; Hogeboom, A.; Carlisle, A.; Arathi, H. S.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Insects, 2019, 10, 1, pp 14
Abstract

Sociality has brought many advantages to various hymenoptera species, including their ability of regulating physical factors in their nest (e.g., temperature). Although less studied, humidity is known to be important for egg, larval and pupal development, and also for nectar concentration. Two...

Author(s)
Eouzan, I.; Garnery, L.; Pinto, M. A.; Delalande, D.; Neves, C. J.; Fabre, F.; Lesobre, J.; Houte, S.; Estonba, A.; Montes, I.; Sime-Ngando, T.; Biron, D. G.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14, 2, pp e0200048
Abstract

The eastern honey bee (Apis cerana) is of central importance for agriculture in Asia. It has adapted to a wide variety of environmental conditions across its native range in southern and eastern Asia, which includes high-altitude regions. eastern honey bees inhabiting mountains differ...

Author(s)
Montero-Mendieta, S.; Tan Ken; Christmas, M. J.; Olsson, A.; Vilà, C.; Wallberg, A.; Webster, M. T.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Ecology, 2019, 28, 4, pp 746-760
Abstract

The mechanisms by which organisms adapt to variable environments are a fundamental question in evolutionary biology and are important to protect important species in response to a changing climate. An interesting candidate to study this question is the honey bee Apis cerana, a keystone pollinator...

Author(s)
Chen Chao; Wang HuiHua; Liu ZhiGuang; Chen Xiao; Tang Jiao; Meng FanMing; Shi Wei
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 9, pp 2260-2271
Abstract

The ectoparasitic mite, Varroa destructor, shifted host from the eastern honeybee, Apis cerana, to the western honeybee, Apis mellifera. Whereas the original host survives infestations by this parasite, they are lethal to colonies of its new host. Here, we investigated a population of A. cerana...

Author(s)
Lin ZheGuang; Qin Yao; Page, P.; Wang Shuai; Li Li; Wen ZhengSheng; Hu FuLiang; Neumann, P.; Zheng HuoQing; Dietemann, V.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Ecology and Evolution, 2018, 8, 4, pp 2135-2145
Abstract

Biogenic amines modulate a range of social behaviours, including sociability and mechanisms of group cohesion, in both vertebrates and invertebrates. Here, we tested if the biogenic amines modulate honey bee (Apis mellifera) sociability and nestmate affiliation. We examined the consequences of...

Author(s)
Hewlett, S. E.; Smoleniec, J. D. D.; Wareham, D. M.; Pyne, T. M.; Barron, A. B.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 10, pp e0205686
Abstract

The health of the Western honey bee is threatened by a global epidemic of deformed wing virus (DWV) infections driven by the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor acting as mechanical and biological virus vector. Three different variants of DWV, DWV-A, -B and -C exist. Virulence differences between...

Author(s)
Gisder, S.; Möckel, N.; Eisenhardt, D.; Genersch, E.
Publisher
Wiley, Oxford, UK
Citation
Environmental Microbiology, 2018, 20, 12, pp 4612-4628
Abstract

During emergency queen rearing, worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) select several otherwise worker-destined larvae to instead rear as candidates to replace their dead or failing queen. This choice is crucial as the queen is the sole reproductive in the colony and her quality is essential to its...

Author(s)
Withrow, J. M.; Tarpy, D. R.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 7, pp e0199124
Abstract

Comparative analyses of genomes of ten bee species representing different degrees of social complexity have demonstrated that independent transitions to eusociality are often accompanied by or lead to expansions or contractions of gene families (albeit different families across independent...

Author(s)
Johnson, R. M.; Harpur, B. A.; Dogantzis, K. A.; Zayed, A.; Berenbaum, M. R.
Publisher
Springer, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Insectes Sociaux, 2018, 65, 3, pp 445-454

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