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

Honey bee survival and pathogen prevalence: from the perspective of landscape and exposure to pesticides Alburaki, M., D. Chen, J. A. Skinner, W. Meikle, D. Tarpy, J. Adamczyk, and S. D. Stewart.  2018.  Insects, 9(2), 65.

Insights on pollen diversity of honey bee Apis mellifera l. colonies located in various agricultural landscapes.  Alburaki, M., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2018.  Southwestern Naturalist.

First report of honeysuckle leaf blight on Amur Honeysuckle (Lonicera maackii) caused by Insolibasidium deformans in Tennessee Klingeman, W. E., E. C. Bernard, S. Boggess, G. M. Pietsch, D. Hadziabdic Guerry, and R. N. Trigiano.  2018.  Plant Disease.

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.

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.

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.