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Onset of oviposition by honey bee queens, mated either naturally or by various instrumental insemination methods, fits a lognormal distribution.

Jerzy Woyke, Zygmunt Jasinski, Jaroslaw Prabucki, Jerzy Wilde, Bozena Chuda-Mickiewicz, Maciej Siuda, Beata Madras-Majewska, Jerzy Samborski, Janusz Bratkowski, Agata Jojczyk

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Pollination ecology of Melaleuca cajuputi, Nypa fruticans and their flower visitors.

Nguyen Quang Tan

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Defensive behavior and chemical deterrence against ants in the stingless bee genus Trigona (Apidae, Meliponini)

Lars Lehmberg, Kai Dworschak, Nico Blüthgen

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Comparison of the colony development of two native bumblebee species Bombus ignitus and Bombus lucorum as candidates for commercial pollination in China.

Jilian Li, Jie Wu, Wanzhi Cai, Wenjun Peng, Jiandong An, Jiaxing Huang.

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The effects of the shook swarm technique on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colony productivity and honey quality.

Ahmet Guler

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The content of essential and toxic elements in Croatian propolis samples and their tinctures.

Josipa Cvek, Marica Medic-Saric, Dubravka Vitali, Irena Vedrina-Dragojevic, Zdenko Smit and Sinisa Tomic.

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Morphology of the sting and its associated glands in four different honey bee species.

Jeganatha Ramya and Doddarangaiah Rajagopal.

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Nosema apis infection in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens.

Thomas C. Webster, Etta M. Thacker, Kirk Pomper, Jeremiah Lowe, Greg Hunt

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Detection of sacbrood virus and the incidence of sacbrood disease in Apis mellifera colonies in the North-Western Himalayas.

Bachitter Singh Rana and Rakesh Rana.

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Chemical examination of Swertia densifolia leaf essential oil and its repellent activity towards Apis cerana indica F.

Dattatraya G Naik, Chitra Dandge, Hemalata Puntambekar and Pradnya Deshpande

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Protease and β-N-acetylglucosaminidase of honey bee chalkbrood pathogen Ascosphaera apis.

Teerayut Theantana and Panuwan Chantawannakul.

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The importance of plantain (Plantago spp.) as a supplementary pollen source in the diet of honey bees.

Bernardo Sabugosa-Madeira, Helena Ribeiro, Mário Cunha and Ilda Abreu.

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A non-invasive and non-destructive method for observing in-hive behaviour of the Australian stingless bee, Austroplebeia australis.

Megan Halcroft, Robert Spooner-Hart and Peter Neumann

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Colony losses: a double blind trial on the influence of supplementary protein nutrition and preventative treatment with fumagillin against Nosema ceranae.

Antonio Gómez Pajuelo, Cristina Torres, and Fco. Jose Orantes Bermejo.

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Brazilian honey samples evaluated by physical-chemical and carbon isotope ratio analysis.

Gilberto J. Padovan, Luciana P. Rodrigues, David De Jong, Rosa M.D. Fávaro, Cristina E. Ykosawa, Júlio S. Marchini.

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Nectar secretion in basil (Ocimum basilicum L.) grown in different soil conditions.

Marina Macukanovic-Jocic, Zora Dajic Stevanovic, Snezana Jaric, Lola Durdevic.

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Comparison of microsatellite DNA diversity among commercial queen breeder stocks of Italian honey bees in the United States and Italy

Lelania Bourgeois, Allen Sylvester, Robert Danka and Thomas Rinderer

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Effect of bumble bee pollination on greenhouse strawberry production

Maria Dimou, Smaragda Taraza, Andreas Thrasyvoulou, and Miltiadis Vasilakakis 4799 

Chemometric tools for the characterisation of honey produced in La Pampa, Argentina, from their elemental content, using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrometry (ICP-OES)

 José M Camiña, Miguel A Cantarelli, Valeria A Lozano. María S Boeris, María E Irimia, Raúl A Gil and Eduardo J Marchevsky 47 102

Indoor winter fumigation with formic acid does not have a long term impact on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) queen performance

Robyn M Underwood and Robert W Currie472 108

Maximizing the efficacy of a thymol based product against the mite Varroa destructor by increasing the air space in the hive

Marco Lodesani and Cecilia Costa472113

Weight at emergence of honey bee (Apis mellifera caucasica)queens and its effect on live weights at the pre and post mating periods

Yasin Kahya, H Vasfi Gençer, and Jerzy Woyke  47 118

Suppression of growth rate of colony-associated fungi by high fructose corn syrup feeding supplement, formic acid and oxalic acid

 Jay A Yoder, Brady S Christensen, Travis J Croxall, Justin L Tank and Diana Sammataro472 126

Inhibitory activity of monofloral and multifloral honeys against bacterial pathogens.

Joan J. Gallardo-Chacón, Montserrat Caselles, Maria Izquierdo and Núria Rius.47 131

Testing of the isolation of the Rog-Ponikve mating stationfor Carniolan (Apis mellifera carnica) honey bee queens

Aleš Gregorc, Vesna Lokar, Maja Ivana Smodiš Škerl.472137

Development of honey bee colonies initiated from package bees on the northern Great Plains of North America

J Lloyd Harris472141

Implementation of quality control and biosafety measurements in the diagnosis of honey bee diseases   

Dirk C de Graaf, Marleen Brunain and Frans J Jacobs472151 

Pollen composition and standardisation of analytical methods

Maria G R Campos, Stefan Bogdanov, Ligia Bicudo de Almeida-Muradian, Teresa Szczesna, Yanina Mancebo, Christian Frigerio and Francisco Ferreira472 154

Bee pollination of crop plants under environmental conditions unique to enlosures

 Arnon Dag47 162 

Detection of promoter activity in honey bee (Apis mellifera) embryos by dual luciferase assay.

Jun-ichi Takahashi, Yuuki Kato, Masami Sasaki, Mitsuo Matsuka, Isamu Shimizu.472166
Plants for bees:-Cerasus cerasoides.       Xia Dong, Jiangqiang Lan, Lizhen Zhou, Yanping Chen, Liu Shigui472168

Chalkbrood (Ascosphaera apis) infection and fungal agents of honey bees in North-West Turkey.

A. Ebru Borum, Mihriban Ulgen.
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Discovery of Apis florea in Aqaba, Jordan.Nizar Haddad, Joachim R. de Miranda, Ahmed Bataena472172

Hornet predation risk: apperception and response by honey bees

Jianjun Li, Ken Tan, Shaoyu He472174
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Obituary:Norberto MilaniF Nazzi and F Frilli472179

 Guest EditorialPeter Neumann and James D Ellis 473181
Filling the Sudan gap: the northernmost natural distribution limit of small hive beetlesMogbel A A El-Niweiri, Mohammed S El-sarrag and Peter Neuman47184
A survey for the small hive beetle in EgyptAdel R Hassan and Peter Neumann473186
The association of multiple sap beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with western Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies in North AmericaJames D Ellis, Keith S Delaplane, Andrew Cline and Joseph V McHugh473188
Association of Cryptophagus hexagonalis (Coleoptera: Cryptophagidae) with honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera)Nizar Haddad, Jens Esser and Peter Neumann473190
Maintaining Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) under quarantine laboratory conditions in the UK and preliminary observations on its behaviourAndrew G S Cuthbertson, James J Mathers, Lisa F Blackburn, Maureen E Wakefield, Larissa E Collins, Weiqi Luo and Mike A Brown473192
Detection and characterization of Kodamaea ohmeri associated with small hive beetle Aethina tumida infesting honey bee hivesNicole D Benda, Drion Boucias, Baldwyn Torto and Peter Teal473194
 Alternative food sources of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)Sven Buchholz, Marc O Schäfer, Sebastian Spiewok, Jeffery S Pettis, Michael Duncan, Wolfgang Ritter, Robert Spooner-Hart and Peter Neumann473202
Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) oviposition behaviour in sealed brood cells with notes on the removal on the cell contents by European honey bees (Apis mellifera)James D Ellis and Keith S Delaplane473210
Detection and removal of brood infested with eggs and larvae of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) by Russian honey bees.Lilia I De Guzman, Amanda M Frake and Thomas E Rinderer473216
An insecticidal refuge trap to control adult smal hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in honey bee coloniesGarry W Levot473222
Comparison of two attractants to small hive beetles, Aethina tumida, in honey bee coloniesMaxcy P Nolan IV and William M Hood473229
IBRA NewsIBRA473234
OBituary: Cameron JayLloyd Harris473235
Conference CalendarIBRA473236
 
    

Frequency and abundance of Ascosphaera apis and other fungal species in Apis mellifera hives from Uruguay

Federico Rivas and Lina Bettucci

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Allozyme variability in honey bee populations from some mountainous regions in the southwest of Bulgaria

E N Ivanova,T A Staykova and M Bouga

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Characterisation of honey from different regions of the Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina

N H Malacalza, M C Mouteira, B Baldi,C E Lupano

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Swertia densifolia leaf extract as a dose-dependant attractant or repellent for Apis florea

D G Naik, Chitra Dandge and Hemalata Puntambekar

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Foraging patterns of the southeastern blueberry bee Habropoda laboriosa (Apidae, Hymenoptera): Implications for understanding oligolecty

John B Pascarella

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Improved technique for introducing four-day old virgin queens to mating hives that uses artificial and natural queen cells for introduction

Juan Antonio Perez-Sato,William O H Hughes, Margaret J Couvillon, Francis L W Ratnieks

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Effects of heating and storage on hydroxy methylfurfural and diastase activity of different Turkish honeys

Nuray Sahinler

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Presence or absence of drones in ‘drone’ dusk mass flights performed by Apis dorsata forager bees

Jerzy Woyke, Jerzy Wilde, Maria Wilde, Muniswamyreddy S Reddy, Narayanappa Nagaraja, Venkatarame Sivaram

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Genetic structure of honeybee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera:Apidae) populations of Turkey inferred from microsatellite analysis

Cagri Bodur, Meral Kence and Aykut Kence

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Bt transgenic maize pollen and the silent poisoning of the hive

B Sabugosa-Madeira, I Abreu, H Ribeiro, M Cunha

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High quality bee products are important to agriculture: why, and what needs to be done

Peter G Kevan, Dan Eisikowitch, Wanja Kinuthia, Peter Martin, E C Mussen, Uma Partap, O R Taylor, Vernon G Thomas, R W Thorp, Carlos H Vergara and Kimberly Winter

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Correction: "Eggs from Apis mellifera caucasia laying workers are larger than from queens" by Gençer and Woyke

H Vasfi Gençer and Jerzy Woyke

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Conference calendar

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Obituary: John Brand Free (1927–2006)

Ingrid H Williams

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Pollination effects of the bumble bee and honey bee on white clover (Trifolium repens L.) seed production

Semiha Cecen, Ayhan Gosterit and Fehmi Gurel

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Comparative analysis of the effects of different storage conditions on major royal jelly proteins

Jian-ke Li, Ting Wang, and Wen-jun Peng46273

The influence of RNA integrity on the detection of honey bee viruses: molecular assessment of different sample storage methods

Yanping Chen, Jay Evans, Michele Hamilton and Mark Feldlaufer

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Temperature affects Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) Development

Lilia I de Guzman and Amanda M Frake

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Inhibitory effect of bee venom against ultraviolet B induced MMP-1 and MMP-3 in human dermal fibroblasts

SangMi Han, KwangGill Lee, JooHong Yeo, HaeYong Kweon, SoonOk Woo, ManYoung Lee, HaJu Baek and KwanKyu Park

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MRJP9, an ancient protein of the honeybee MRJP family with non-nutritional function

Stefan Albert and Jaroslav Klaudiny

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Evaluation of two methods for applying Apiguard® in an area with continuous nectar flows and brood rearing

Vincenzo Palmeri, Orlando Campolo and Lucia Zappalà

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Effects of Varroa destructor on sugar levels and their respective carbohydrate hydrolase activities in honey bee drone prepupae

Krystyna Zóltowska, Zbigniew Lipinski and Malgorzata Dmitryjuk

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Effect of a home-made pollen substitute on honey bee colony development

J van der Steen

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Beekeeping in Anatolia from the Hittites to the present day

Hayrettin Akkaya and Serhat Alkan

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The impact of spraying frames of honey bee eggs with four aqueous solutions on egg removal

Alexandros Papachristoforou, Konstantinos Theodoropoulos, Vasiliki Goundy and Andreas Thrasyvoulou

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Presence of Nosema ceranae in French honey bee colonies

Marie-Pierre Chauzat, Mariano Higes, Raquel Martín-Hernández, Aranzazu Meana, Nicolas Cougoule and Jean-Paul Faucon

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Collection of wax scale (Ceroplastes sp.) by the honey bee Apis mellifera

Maria Dimou and Andreas Thrasyvoulou

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Editorial

Norman Carreck

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Bees with Varroa Sensitive Hygiene preferentially remove mite infested pupae aged ≤ five days post capping

Jeffrey W. Harris

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The reproductive rate of Varroa destructor in drone brood of Africanized honey bees

R. A. Calderón, L.G. Zamora and J.W. van Veen

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A comparison of three methods for assessing the relative abundance of pollen resources collected by honey bee colonies

Maria Dimou and Andreas Thrasyvoulou

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Quantitative determination of trans-10- Hydroxy-2-Decenoic Acid (10-HDA) in Brazilian royal jelly and commercial products containing royal jelly

Celira Caparica-Santos and Maria Cristina Marcucci

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Experimental determination of drone congregation areas for Apis mellifera capensis Esch

T M Muerrle, H R Hepburn and S E Radloff

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Screening of secreted proteases of Paenibacillus larvae by using substrate-SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

Jaroslav Hrabák and Karel Martínek

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The beekeeping potential of Sub- Himalayan West Bengal, India: A palynological assessment of honey

Samir Kumar Mukhopadhyay, Sudha Gupta, A.P. Das, Subir Bera

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Differences in sugar metabolism between the honey bees Apis mellifera and Apis cerana impact floral attractiveness

Dharam P Abrol

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Assessment of the mitochondrial origin of honey bees from Argentina

A H Abrahamovich, O Atela, P De la Rúa, J Galián

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A diagnostic genetic test for the honey bee tracheal mite, Acarapis woodi

Jay D Evans, Jeffery S Pettis, I Barton Smith

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Honeys of Sardinia (Italy)

Ignazio Floris, Alberto Satta, Luca Ruiu

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Obituary: Dr Eva Crane OBE

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Biotechnical methods in colony management, and the use of Apiguard® and Exomite™ Apis for the control of the varroa mite (Varroa destructor) in Irish honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies.

Mary Frances Coffey

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Oral toxicity of essential oils and organic acids fed to honey bees (Apis mellifera).

Timothy A Ebert, Peter G Kevan, Bert L Bishop, Sherrene D Kevan, and Roger A Downer

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Morphometric characterization of Iranian (Apis mellifera meda), Central Anatolian (Apis mellifera anatoliaca) and Caucasian (Apis mellifera caucasica) honey bee populations.

M Bagher Farshineh Adl,H Vasfi Gençer, Çetin Firatli and Rasoul Bahreini1

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Using 20% honey solution eye drops in patients with dry eye syndrome.

Jurate Jankauskiene, Dalia Jarushaitiene, Violeta Cheksteryte and Jurgis Rachys

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A study on the genetic diversity of the Apis mellifera meda population in the south coast of the Caspian Sea using microsatellite markers

M. Royan,G. Rahimi, S. Esmaeilkhanian, S. Z. Mirhoseini and Z. Ansari

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Effect of induced defecation on the effectiveness of insemination in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens

Krystyna Czekonska and Bozena Chuda-Mickiewicz

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Nesting biology of equatorial Afrotropical stingless bees (Apidae; Meliponini) in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda

Robert Kajobe

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The effects of three acaricides on the developmental biology of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida).

James D. Ellis and Keith S. Delaplane

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A histochemical study of the hypopharangeal glands of the dwarf honey bees Apis andreniformis and Apis florea.

Guntima Suwannapong, Paitoon Seanbualuang and Siriwat Wongsiri

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An evaluation of mini-nucleus honey bee hives for the pollination of honeydew melons in enclosures.

Tamar Keasar, Sayfuddin Shihadeh, Avi Shmida, Nadal Majali, Dan Weil and Noga Reuven

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Minerals in honey: environmental, geographical and botanical aspects.

Stefan Bogdanov, Max Haldimann, Werner Luginbühl and Peter Gallmann

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The effect of the availability of bee forage plants and environmental conditions on the nesting of Apis dorsata Fabr.

Ramesh P Singh, Akhilesh K Singh, and Rudra P Singh

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Direct encounters and effect of vapours from three ant species (Formicidae) on Varroa destructor mites in laboratory trials

Arthur R Davis, Darya Bikey, Anirudh Mirakhur and Dennis Dyck.

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Are orphan Scaptotrigona mexicana workers attracted to physogastric queens?

Julieta Grajales-Conesa, Julio C. Rojas, Miguel Guzmán-Díaz and Leopoldo Cruz-López

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Effect of flower age on honey bee behaviour when rewards are kept constant.

Victoria J MacPhail, Peter G Kevan, and Colleen Fuss.

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A retrospective history of the expansion of Africanized honeybees in Mexico

J. Javier G. Quezada-Euán

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Conference Calendar

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Obituary. Betty May Showler (1926–2007).

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EditorialRichard Jones4511

Antimicrobial activity of some Argentinean wild plant essential oils against Paenibacillus larvae larvae, causal agent of American foulbrood (AFB)

Sandra R. Fuselli, Susana B. Garcìa de la Rosa, Liesel B. Gende, Martìn J. Eguaras and Rosalía Fritz

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Studies on the phenology of Marchalina hellenica (Gen.) (Hemiptera: Coccoidea, Margarodidae) in relation to honeydew flow

Sofia Gounari

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Floral reward and insect visitation in ornamental deutzias (Deutzia spp.), Saxifragaceae sensu lato

Marzena L. Masierowska

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SID-1 is implicated in systemic gene silencing in the honey bee

Katherine Aronstein, Tanya Pankiw, Eduardo Saldivar

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Morphological variation in the pollen collecting apparatus of honey bees

Randall Hepburn and Sarah Radloff

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Suppression of worker fertility in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) by treatment with X-rays

Jakob Wegener, Fred Zautke, Stefan Höcht, Britta Köhler, Kaspar Bienefeld

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Mitochondrial DNA variation in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) populations from Turkey

Irfan Kandemir, Meral Kence, Walter S. Sheppard, Aykut Kence

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Using balances linked to dataloggers to monitor honey bee colonies

W. G. Meikle, N. Holst, G. Mercadier, F. Derouané, and R. R. James

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Efficient use of pollen traps to determine the pollen flora used by honey bees

M. Dimou, A. Thrasyvoulou and V. Tsirakoglou

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Cryptic low-level reproduction of small hive beetles in honey bee colonies

Sebastian Spiewok and Peter Neumann

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Infectivity of entomopathogenic nematodes (Steinernematidae and Heterorhabditidae) against the small hive beetle Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

H. E. Cabanillas and P. J. Elzen

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The beginning of beekeeping in Siberia

Eva Crane

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Factors influencing flight activity of Apis florea F, an important pollinator of Daucus carota L

D P Abrol

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Abundance and diurnal rhythm of honeybees visiting hybrid seed production plots of cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.)

P Selvakumar, S N Sinha and V K Pandita

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Discriminating pine and fir honeydew honeys by microscopic characteristics

Maria Dimou, John Katsaros, Katina Tzavella Klonari and Andreas Thrasyvoulou1

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Pollen collection by bumblebees (Bombus impatiens): the effects of resource manipulation, foraging experience and colony size

Dalit Weinberg and C M S Plowright

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Autogrooming and bee age influence migration of tracheal mites to Russian and susceptible worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L)

José D. Villa

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Stability of tylosin in honey at elevated temperatures

Jan Kochansky

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Microbiological screening assay for tylosin in pollen

Jan Kochansky, Mark F Feldlaufer and I Barton Smith

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Effect of experience on foraging performance in the stingless bee Plebeia tobagoensis (Hymenoptera: Meliponini)

Frouke E Hofstede and Marinus J Sommeijer

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Erratum: "Floral reward and insect visitation in ornamental deutzias (Deutzia spp.), Saxifragaceae sensu lato" by M. Masierowska.

Marzena Masierowska.

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Detection of fluvalinate resistance in Varroa destructor in Spanish apiaries

M J Gracia-Salinas, M Ferrer-Dufol, E Latorre-Castro, C Monero-Manera, JA Castillo-Hernández, J Lucientes-Curd, M A Peribáñez-López

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Production costs of conventional and organic honey in the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico

Francisco J. Güemes-Ricalde, Rogel Villanueva-G, Carlos Echazarreta-González, Regino Gómez-Alvarez, Juan Manuel Pat-Fernández

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Toxic effects of methanolic and dichloromethane extracts of flowers and peduncles of Stryphnodendron adstringens (Leguminosae: Mimosoideae) on Apis mellifera and Scaptotrigona postica workers

Tiago Favaro de Souza, Priscila Cintra, Osmar Malaspina, Odair Correa Bueno, João B. Fernandes, Sheila Susan M. da Silva Almeida

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A model for predicting geographic origin of honey from the same floral source

S Karabournioti, A Thrasyvoulou, E P Eleftheriou

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Pollination of habanero pepper (Capsicum chinense) and production in enclosures using the stingless bee Nannotrigona perilampoides

Orlando Cauich, José Javier G. Quezada Euán, Virginia Meléndez Ramírez, Gustavo R. Valdovinos-Nuñez, Humberto Moo-Valle

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Effect of venom from the Asian honeybee (Apis cerana Fab.) on LPS-induced nitric oxide and tumor necrosis factor-α production in RAW 264.7 cell line

SangMi Han, KwangGill Lee, JooHong Yeo, HaeYong Kweon, SoonOk Woo, MyeongLyeol Lee, HaJu Baek, KwanKyu Park

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Effect of the maceration time on chemical composition of extracts of Brazilian propolis

ldenize Barbosa da Silva Cunha, Maria Lucia Tiveron Rodrigues, Eduardo Cesar Meurer, Vassia S. Bankova, Maria Cristina Marcucci, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, Alexandra Christine Helena Frankland Sawaya

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Tissue distribution and properties of glutathione S-transferases in Apis cerana cerana Fabricius and Apis mellifera ligustica Spinola

Qingyun Diao, Kai Yuan, Pei Liang, Xiwu Gao

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Reliability of an island mating apiary under routine management

Holger Scharpenberg, Peter Neumann, Jacob P. van Praagh, Robin F.A. Moritz

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Drift of Varroa destructor-infested worker honey bees to neighbouring colonies

R M Goodwin, M A Taylor, H M Mcbrydie and H M Cox

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Electronic monitoring of feeding behaviour of Varroa mites on honey bees

Yuchuan Qin, Jennifer Zhao, Liyang Zhou, Zachary Y. Huang

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Nest odour changes following queen loss in Apis mellifera

David C Gilley

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World-famous Polish beekeeper – Dr. Jan Dzierzon (1811–1906) and his work in the centenary year of his death

Wit Chmielewski

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Obituary. David Francis (1928–2006).

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Cold anaesthesia decreases foraging recruitment in the New World bumblebee, Bombus occidentalis

Erin E Wilson,David Holway and James C Nieh

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Eggs from Apis mellifera caucasica laying workers are larger than from queens

H Vasfi Gençer and Jerzy Woyke

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Diversity of pollinating insects visiting litchi flowers (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) and path analysis of environmental factors influencing foraging behaviour of four honeybee species

D P Abrol

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Further characterization of honey bees from the Iberian Peninsula by allozyme, morphometric and mtDNA haplotype analyses

M Cristina Arias, Thomas E Rinderer and Walter S Sheppard

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Diagnostic molecular markers discriminating Africanized honey bees from Greek and Cypriot honey bees (Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera: Apidae)

P C Harizanis,D I Nielsen and M Bouga

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Uncapping of pupal cells by European bees in the United States as responses to Varroa destructor and Galleria mellonella

Alexis J Villegas and José D Villa

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Oxytetracycline-resistance in the honey bee pathogen Paenibacillus larvae is encoded on novel plasmid pMA67

K Daniel Murray and Katherine A Aronstein

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Using bumblebees to improve almond pollination by the honeybee

A Dag, I Zipori and Y Pleser

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Hive weight as an indicator of bumblebee colony growth

D Lefebvre and J Pierre

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217

Evaluation of Beauveria bassiana (Balsamo) Vuillemin (Deuteromycota: Hyphomycetes) strains isolated from varroa mites in southern France

W G Meikle, G Mercadier, V Girod, F Derouané and W A Jones

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4

219

Mitochondrial DNA and allozyme frequencies in an Africanized Apis mellifera population in southern Oklahoma

Aaron Z Savit, Deborah R Smith and Orley R Taylor

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221

Cooperative business potential for beekeepers in Croatia

M Frick, Z Grgic, Ramona Franic, I Stefanic and N Kezi

45

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223

Natural infections of Nosema ceranae in European honey bees

I Fries, R Martín, A Meana, P García-Palencia and M Higes

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230

New perspectives for stingless beekeeping in the Yucatan: results of an integral program to rescue and promote the activity

J A González-Acereto, J J G Quezada-Euán and L A Medina-Medina

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234

How far should bees be located from the high voltage power lines?

Zbigniew Lipinski

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240

IBRA Annual General Meeting

IBRA

45

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243

Obituary. Silvestro Cannamela (1924 – 2006).

Riccardo Jannoni-Sebastianini

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244

Conference calendar

IBRA

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244

Pollination of 'criollo' avocados (Persea americana) and the behaviour of associated bees in subtropical MexicoC Can-Alonzo, J J G Quezada-Euán, P Xiu-Ancona, H Moo-Valle, G R Valdovinos-Nunez, S Medina-Peralta4413
The effect of probiotic supplementation on the content of intestinal microflora and chemical composition of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera)A Kaznowski, B Szymas, E Jazdzinska, M Kazimierczak, H Paetz, J Mokracka44110

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) strains differ in apple (Malus domestica) pollen foraging preference

Arnon Dag, Raphael A Stern and Sharoni Shafir

44

 

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15

 

Suppressed mite reproduction explained by the behaviour of adult bees

John R Harbo and Jeffrey W Harris

44

1

21

Screening additional antibiotics for efficacy against American foulbrood

Jan Kochansky and Jeffery Pettis

44

1

24

Multiple micro-organisms in chalkbrood mummies: evidence and implications

Rebecca N Johnson, M Tauheed Zaman, Meredith M Decelle, Adam J Siegel, David R Tarpy, Eli C Siegel and Philip T Starks

44

1

29

Only large amounts of powdered sugar applied directly to brood cells harms immature honey bees

Nicholas P Aliano and Marion D Ellis

44

1

33

Notes and comments: Apis florea drone flights: duration, temporal period and inter-flight period

D M Burgett and M Titayavan

44

1

36

Production of reproductives in the honey bee species Apis cerana in northern Vietnam

Tong X Chinh, Willem J Boot and Marinus J Sommeijer

44

 

41

 

Delta13 C isotopic index of honeys produced in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico

Yolanda Moguel-Ordonez, Carlos M Echazarreta and Rosalva Mora-Escobedo

44

2

49

A strategy for using powdered sugar to reduce varroa populations in honey bee colonies

Nicholas P Aliano and Marion D Ellis

44

2

54

Vitamin E supplement in honey bee colonies to increase cell acceptance rate and royal jelly production

Nuray Sahinler, Aziz Gul and Ahmet Sahin

44

2

58

A molecular diagnostic method for selected Ascosphaera species using PCR amplification of internal transcribed spacer regions of rDNA

K D Murray, K A Aronstein and W A Jones

44

2

61

Direct determination of aliphatic acids in honey by coelectroosmotic capillary zone electrophoresis

M Navarrete, S Casado, M Minelli, A Segura, A Bonetti, G Dinelli and A Fernandez

44

2

65

Absorption of volatile compounds in honey from stored spices

Chrisoula Tananaki, Andreas Thrasyvoulou and George Menexes

44

2

71

Botanical resources used by Apis mellifera determined by pollen analysis of royal jelly in Mina Gerais, Brazil

Ortrud Monika Barth

44

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78

Sampling of adult bees for detection of American foulbrood (Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae) spores in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies

Anders Lindstrom and Ingemar Fries

44

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82

Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis typing and oxytetracycline sensitivity of Paenibacillus larvae subsp. larvae isolates of Australian origin and those recovered from honey imported from Argentina

Xi-Yang Wu, James Chin, Aida Ghalayini and Michael Hornitzky

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2

87

A new technique for monitoring Trigona carbonaria nest contents, brood and activity using X-ray computerized tomographyM GRECO, R SPOONER-HART, P HOLFORD44397

Geographic variation in Tetragonisca angustula (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponinae)

ELIANA BARROSO CASTANHEIRA AND EUCLEIA PRIMO BETIOLI CONTEL

 

44

 

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101

Efficacy of lincomycin and tylosin in controlling American foulbrood in honey bee colonies

JEFF S PETTIS AND MARK F FELDLAUFER

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106

The relative importance of vertical and horizontal visual cues in nest location by Megachile rotundata

CHRISTELLE GUÉDOT, JORDI BOSCH1, AND WILLIAM P KEMP

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109

Attractant and repellent properties of Swertia densifolia leaf extract towards Apis cerana indica

D G NAIK,CHITRA DANDGE,HEMALATA PUNTAMBEKAR ANDTEJASWINI PATIL

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3

116

Antibacterial activity of selected Portuguese honeys

A HENRIQUES,N F BURTON AND R A COOPER

44

3

119

Resistance to amitraz and flumethrin in Varroa destructor populations from Veracruz, Mexico

SÓSTENES R RODRÍGUEZ-DEHAIBES, GABRIEL OTERO-COLINA, VIOLETA PARDIO SEDAS AND JUAN A VILLANUEVA JIMÉNEZ

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3

124

Preliminary evidence associating oxidative stress in honey bee drone brood with Varroa destructor

ZBIGNIEW LIPINSKI AND KRYSTYNA ZÓLTOWSKA

44

3

126

Prevalence of Kashmir bee virus in central Europe

REINHOLD SIEDE, IRMGARD DERAKHSHIFAR, CHRISTOPH OTTEN, OLGA BERÉNYI, TAMÁS BAKONYI, HEMMA KÖGLBERGER AND RALPH BÜCHLER

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3

129

Workers often predominate in dusk ‘drone flights’ of the giant honey bee Apis dorsata

JERZY WOYKE, JERZY WILDE, MARIA WILDE, C CHANDRASHEKAR REDDY AND CLEOFAS CERVANCIA

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Erratum TANANAKI, C; THRASYVOULOU, A; MENEXES, G (2005) Absorption of volatile compounds in honey from stored spices. Journal of Apicultural Research 44(2): 71–77.

TANANAKI, C; THRASYVOULOU, A; MENEXES, G

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Royal jelly production in East Africa: performance potential of the honey bees, Apis mellifera scutellata and Apis mellifera monticola in Kenya

E M MULI, S K RAINA AND J M MUEKE

 

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137

Insemination of honey bee, Apis mellifera, queens with non-frozen stored semen: sperm concentration measured with a spectrophotometer

ANITA M COLLINS

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141

Comparative distribution and kinetic properties of acetylcholinesterase from Apis mellifera and Apis cerana

YING ZHANG, XIWU GAO AND JIAN HUANG

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146

Length of life, age at first foraging and foraging life of Africanized and European honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers, during conditions of resource abundance

FELIPE BECERRA-GUZMÁN, ERNESTO GUZMÁN-NOVOA, ADRIANA CORREA-BENÍTEZ AND ANTONIO ZOZAYA-RUBIO

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Integrated pest management against Varroa destructor reduces colony mite levels and delays treatment threshold

KEITH S DELAPLANE, JENNIFER A BERRY, JOHN A SKINNER, JAMES P PARKMAN AND W MICHAEL HOOD

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157

Reproductive and morphological comparisons of drones reared in queenright and laying worker colonies

H VASFI GENÇER AND ÇETIN FIRATLI

44

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163

Inhibition of the American foulbrood bacterium, Paenibacillus larvae larvae, by bacteria isolated from honey bees

JAY D EVANS AND TAMIEKA-NICOLE ARMSTRONG

44

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168

Indirect effects of oxalic acid administered by trickling method on honey bee brood

F HATJINA, L HARISTOS

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172

The effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen mandibular pheromone on colony defensive behaviour

NICOLE L GERVAN, MARK L WINSTON, HEATHER A HIGO AND SHELLEY E R HOOVER

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175

Periodic mass flights of the giant honey bee Apis dorsata in successive days at two nesting sites in different environmental conditions

JERZY WOYKE, JERZY WILDE, CHANDRASHEKHARA C REDDY AND NARAYANAPPA NAGARAJA

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180

Distribution of Varroa destructor between swarms and colonies

JERZYWILDE, STEFAN FUCHS, JANUSZ BRATKOWSKI AND MACIEJ SIUDA

44

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190

Non-lethal DNA sampling of wing tips discriminates subspecies of Apis mellifera occurring in Greece

M BOUGA, E KLOSSA-KILIA, S ALAHIOTIS AND G KILIAS

44

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195

Honey bee nosema disease in the Republic of Turkey

LEVENT AYDIN, IBRAHIM CAKMAK, ENDER GULEGEN AND HARRINGTON WELLS

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196

A scientific note on high variation in the non-coding mitochondrial sequences of Apis cerana from South East Asia

DEBORAH R SMITH, NATAPOTWARRIT, GARDW OTIS, P H THAI AND D Q TAM

44

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197

 

Colony condition and bee behaviour in honey bees (Apis mellifera) housed in wooden or polystyrene hives and fed 'bee cake' or syrup

A Dodologlu, C Dulger and F Genc

43

1

3

Amylase activity in honey bee hypopharyngeal glands reduced by RNA interference

H S Gatehouse, L N Gatehouse, L A Malone, S Hodges, E Tregidga and J Todd

43

1

9

Residues of para-dichlorobenzene in honey and beeswax

S Bogdanov, V Kilchenmann, K Seiler, H Pfefferli, Th Frey, B Roux, P Wenk and J Noser

43

1

14

Development of a simple and rapid method for typing population origins of the honey bee (Apis cerana) in Thailand

C Imjongjirak, L Ngewsra, C Pramual, S Insuan, K Pala-or, S Klinbunga and S Sittipraneed

43

1

17

A field study on the long-term incidence of Acarapis woodi in Greece

N K Bacandritsos and C J Saitanis

43

1

21

A study on spermatozoa viability over time in honey bee (Apis mellifera ligustica) queen spermathecae

Marco Lodesani, Donatella Balduzzi and Andrea Galli

43

1

27

Observations of the ectoparasitic bee mite Varroa destructor in honey bee (Apis mellifera) cells infected with chalkbrood (Ascosphaera apis)

Diana Sammataro and Jennifer Finley

43

1

28

 

Fatty acid composition and palynological analysis of bee (Apis) pollen loads in the states of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais, Brazil

Deborah H Markowicz Bastos, Ortrud Monika Barth, Cassia Isabel Rocha, Ildenize Barbosa da Silva Cunha, Patricia de Oliveira Carvalho, Elizabeth A Silva Torres and Marcos Michelan

43

 

2

 

35

Examination of 'pollen balls' in nests of the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae)

Theresa L Pitts-Singer

43

2

40

A survey of non-manuka New Zealand honeys for antibacterial and antifungal activities

N Brady, P Molan and L Bang

43

2

47

Biochemical composition of honeys produced in Turkey

Nuray Sahinler, Suat Sahinler and Aziz Gul

43

2

53

Antimicrobial activity of allicin against honey bee pathogens

K A Aronstein and G W Hayes

43

2

57

Evaluation of purification schemes in the determination of tylosin in honey using high performance liquid chromatography

Jan Kochansky

43

2

60

Degradation of tylosin residues in honey

Jan Kochansky

43

2

65

Cannibalism of diploid drone larvae in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) is released by odd pattern of cuticular substances

Giulia Santomauro, Neil J Oldham, Wilhelm Boland, Wolf Engels

43

2

69

 

Analysis of insecticide residues in honeys from apiary (Apis mellifera) and wild honey bee (Apis dorsata and Apis florea) colonies in India

M Sarfraz Khan, Beena Kumari, H R Rohilla, H D Kaushik and R K Arora

43

 

79

Floral origin and seasonal variation of bee-collected pollens from individual colonies in New Zealand

Rosemary Webby

43

3

83

The transmission of European foulbrood (Melissococcus plutonius) to artificially reared honey bee larvae (Apis mellifera)

Ben Alexander McKee, Russell David Goodman, Michael Alan Hornitzky

43

3

93

An approach to the characterization of the honey bee hive bacterial flora

Claudia Piccini, Karina Antunez and Pablo Zunino

43

3

101

Differences in the morphology of prothoracic and propodeal spiracles in three strains of Apis mellifera: possible relation to resistance against Acarapis woodi

Fani Hatjina, Ales Gregorc, Chrisovalantis Papaefthimiou, Nikos Pappas, Stylianos Zacharioudakis, Andreas Thrasyvoulou and George Theophilidis

43

3

105

Effect of screen floors on populations of honey bees and parasitic mites (Varroa destructor)

John R Harbo and Jeffrey W Harris

43

3

114

Osmia cornuta (Hymenoptera Megachilidae) densities required for apple pollination: a cage study

Edith Ladurner, Luca Recla, Manfred Wolf, Roland Zelger and Giovanni Burgio

43

3

118

Multivariate morphometric study of Apis florea in Thailand

Thadsanee Chaiyawong, Sureerat Deowanish, Siriwat Wongsiri, H Allen Sylvester, Thomas E Rinderer and Lilia De Guzman

43

3

123

Performance of honey bee, Apis mellifera, queens reared in beeswax cells impregnated with coumaphos

Anita M Collins, Jeffery S Pettis, Reg Wilbanks and Mark F Feldlaufer

43

3

128

Molecular epidemiology of Paenibacillus larvae larvae and incidence of American foulbrood in Argentinean honeys from Buenos Aires province

Adriana M Alippi, Francisco J Reynaldi, Ana C Lopez, Marisa R De Giusti and O Mario Aguilar

43

3

135

Mass production of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

Thomas Murrle and Peter Neumann

43

3

144

 

Allozyme evidence of recent genetic shifts in honey bee populations of Italy

Guido Badino, Giovanna Celebrano, Aulo Manino and Peter Franck

 

43

 

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147

Population dynamics of Varroa destructor in colonies of Apis mellifera macedonica in Greece

Michel Kokkinis and Vasilios Liakos

43

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150

Reinforcement of bee-plant interaction by phenolics in food

Fang Lin Liu, Wen Jun Fu, Da Rong Yang, Yan Qiong Peng, Xue Wen Zhang and Jian Zhong He

43

4

155

A study of the efficacy of formic acid in controlling Varroa destructor and its correlation with temperature in Iran

R Bahreini, Gh Tahmasebi, J Nowzari and M Talebi

43

4

158

Evaluation of the biodiversity of honey bee (Apis mellifera) populations from eastern Spain

Pilar De la Rua, Yolanda Jimenez, Jose Galian and Jose Serrano

43

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162

Functional longevity of honey bee, Apis mellifera, queens inseminated with low viability semen

Anita M Collins

43

4

167

A genomic-wide analysis of Apis mellifera: insights into small diverse high copy number ORFs

Supriya Munshaw, Robert W Cutler, Siriwat Wongsiri and Panuwan Chantawannakul

43

4

172

Status of Apis laboriosa populations in Kaski district, western Nepal

Surendra R Joshi, Farooq Ahmad and Min B Gurung

43

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176

Periodic mass flights of the giant honey bee, Apis dorsata

Jerzy Woyke, Cezary Kruk, Jerzy Wilde and Maria Wilde

43

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181

Chalkbrood (Ascosphaera apis) and some other fungi associated with Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Costa Rica

Rafael A Calderon, German Rivera, Luis A Sanchez and Luis G Zamora

43

4

187

Unusual queen cell construction and destruction in Apis mellifera from far-eastern Russia

Robin A Cargel and Thomas E Rinderer

43

4

188

A survey of Varroa destructor strains on Apis mellifera in Turkey

Natapot Warrit, Timothy AR Hagen, Deborah R Smith and Ibrahim Cakmak

43

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190

  

EditorialK S DELAPLANE421-23

Identification and function of the hypotrehalosaemic hormone (Mas-AKH) in workers, drones and queens of Apis mellifera ligustica and A. m. carnica

J WOODRING; K H HOFFMANN; M W LORENZ

 

42

 

1-2

 

4

Toxicity of barbatimao to Apis mellifera and Scaptotrigona postica, under laboratory conditions

P CINTRA; O MALASPINA; O C BUENO

42

1-2

9

African honey bees (Apis mellifera scutellata) and nosema (Nosema apis) infections

I FRIES; S B SLEMENDA; A DA SILVA; N J PIENIAZEK

42

1-2

13

Determination of honey quality components by near infrared reflectance spectroscopy

D COZZOLINO; E CORBELLA

42

1-2

16

Potential use of the alfalfa leafcutter bee Megachile rotundata to pollinate sweet clover

K W RICHARDS

42

1-2

21

Catechol oxidase activity in honey from eastern and southeastern Anatolia

H YILMAZ; H SAKIROGLU; I KUFREVIOGLU

42

1-2

25

 

Suitability of nesting substrates for the cavity-nesting bee Osmia rufa

Z WILKANIEC; K GIEJDASZ

42

3

29

Cape (Apis mellifera capensis) and European (Apis mellifera) honey bee guard age and duration of guarding small hive beetle (Aethina tumida)

J D ELLIS JR; A J HOLLAND; R HEPBURN; P NEUMANN; P J ELZEN

42

3

32

Effect of proctolin on the egg laying activity of Apis mellifera queens

C R E MIRANDA;M M G BITONDI; Z L P SIMÕES

42

3

35

Green propolis’: unreported constituents and a novel compound from chloroform extracts

G NEGRI; M L FARIA SALATINO; A SALATINO

42

3

39

Relative reliability of four field assays to test defensive behaviour of honey bees (Apis mellifera)

E GUZMÁN-NOVOA; D PRIETO-MERLOS; J L URIBE-RUBIO; G J HUNT

42

3

42

A scientific note on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) oviposition and behaviour during European (Apis mellifera) honey bee clustering and absconding events

JAMES D ELLIS JR; R HEPBURN; K S DELAPLANE; P J ELZEN

42

3

47

Fagara budrunga fruit extract as an attractant for Apis cerana

D G NAIK; P BANHATTI; S S CHAWDAC; D THOMAS

42

3

48

Absence of Tropilaelaps infestation from recent swarms of Apis dorsata in Thailand

B KAVINSEKSAN; S WONGSIRI; L I DE GUZMAN; T E RINDERER

42

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49

 

Unusual chemical composition of a sample of Brazilian propolis, as assessed by analysis of a chloroform extract

G Negri, M L F Salatino, A Salatino

42

 

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53

 

Varroa (Varroa destructor) and tracheal mite (Acarapis woodi) incidence in the Republic of Turkey

I Cakmak, L Aydin, E Gulegen, H Wells

42

4

57

Overwintering of honey bee queens en mass in reservoir colonies in a temperate climate and its effect on queen performance

H V Gencer

42

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61

The reproductive ability of Varroa destructor in worker brood of Africanized and hybrid honey bees in Costa Rica

R A Calderon, M J Sommeijer, A de Ruijter, J W van Veen

42

4

65

Differentiation of Ascosphaera apis isolates by rep-PCR fingerprinting and determination of chalkbrood incidence in Argentinean honey samples

F J Reynaldi, A C Lopez, G N Albo, A M Alippi

42

4

68

Effects of dietary transgenic Bt corn pollen on larvae of Apis mellifera and Galleria mellonella

A V Hanley, Z Y Huang, W L Pett

42

4

77

A comparison of two methods of applying oxalic acid for control of varroa

R Bahreini

42

4

82

Computer application to biometrical evaluation of the pharyngeal glands of honey bee (Apis mellifera)

B Szymas, R Rogala, A Langowska

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83

 

Using inert dusts to detect and assess varroa infestations in honey bee colonies    

P A Macedo, J Wu, M D Ellis

411-23

Bees collecting pollen from flowers with poricidal anthers in a south Brazilian Araucaria forest: a community study.

 B Harter, C Leistikow, W Wilms, B Truylio, W Engels

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1-2

9

Association of novel mutations in a sodium channel gene with fluvalinate resistance in the mite, Varroa destructor

R Wang, Z Liu, K Dong, PJ Elzen, J Pettis, Z Y Huang

41

1-2

17

Diurnal activity, floral visitation and pollen deposition by honey bees and bumble bees on field-grown cucumber and watermelon

H Stanhellimi, J T Ambrose, J R Schultheis

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1-2

27

Swarming and migration in the honey bees (Apis mellifera) of Ethiopia

A Nuru, B Amssalu, H R Hepburn, S E Radloff

41

1-2

35

Forewing angles of honey bee (Apis mellifera) samples from different regions of Turkey

A Guler, Y Bek

41

1-2

43

Respiratory symptoms and pulmonary function tests in beekeepers exposed to biomass smoke inhalation

M Polatli, H M Sönmez, O Cildag

 

41

1-2

51

2-Heptanone as a repellent for Apis florea

D G Naik, P Banhatti, S S Chadawa, D Thomas

411-259
Optimum brood size for artificial propagation of the stingless bee, Scaptotrigona mexicana

A A Gutiérrez, F O Hernández, R W Jones

411-262