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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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Factors influencing honey bee abundance across agricultural landscapes in the Midsouth.  Whalen, A., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2016.  Proc. Beltwide Cotton Conf., P. 715.

Honey Bee Queens: Evaluating the Most Important Colony Member.  Moore, P., J. A. Skinner, and M. E. Wilson.  2015.  eXtension BeeHealth CoP refereed extension review.

Honey Bees at Risk. Knoxville News Sentinel. July, 2015.  Skinner, J. A.  2015.  Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville News Sentinel.

A national survey of managed honey bee 2013-2014 annual colony losses in the USA.  VanEngelsdorp, J. A. Skinner, and M. E. Wilson.  2015.  Apidologie Volume 46, Issue 3, pp 292-305.

Populations of foraging honeybees in Midsouth cotton and other crops.  Whalen, A., et al., and S. D. Stewart.  2015.  Proceedings Beltwide Cotton Conf., Pp. 575-577.

Using nonmetric multidimensional scaling to analyze bee visitation in East Tennessee crops as an indicator of pollination services provided by honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) and native bees Wilson, M. E., J. A. Skinner, A. L. Wszelaki, and F. Drummond.  2015.  Environmental Entomology.