Bees 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.

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.

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.