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Land use in the Northern Great Plains region of the U.S. influences the survival and productivity of honey bee colonies

Smart, Matthew D.; Pettis, Jeff S.; Euliss, Ned; Spivak, Marla S. (2016)
The Northern Great Plains region of the US annually hosts a large portion of commercially managed U.S. honey bee colonies each summer. Changing land use patterns over the last several decades have contributed to declines ...

Sub-lethal effects of dietary neonicotinoid insecticide exposure on honey bee queen fecundity and colony development

Wu-Smart, Judy; Spivak, Marla (2016)
Many factors can negatively affect honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) health including the pervasive use of systemic neonicotinoid insecticides. Through direct consumption of contaminated nectar and pollen from treated plants, ...

Olfactory and behavioral response thresholds to odors of diseased brood differ between hygienic and non-hygienic honey bees (Apis mellifera L.)

Masterman, R.; Ross, R.; Mesce, K.; Spivak, M. (2001)
Through the use of proboscis-extension reflex conditioning, we demonstrate that honey bees ( Apis mellifera L.) bred for hygienic behavior (a behavioral mechanism of disease resistance) are able to discriminate between ...

The relationship between hygienic behavior and suppression of mite reproduction as honey bee (Apis mellifera) mechanisms of resistance to Varroa destructor

Ibrahim, Abdullah; Spivak, Marla (2006)
We compared the mechanisms of resistance to Varroa destructor displayed by bees bred for Suppression of Mite Reproduction (SMR) and hygienic behavior (HYG). Mites from SMR and HYG source colonies were introduced into ...

Field trial of honey bee colonies bred for mechanisms of resistance against Varroa destructor

Ibrahim, Abdullah; Reuter, Gary S.; Spivak, Marla (2007)
We compared colonies selectively bred for both hygienic behavior and Suppression of Mite Reproduction (HYG/SMR) with colonies bred solely for hygienic behavior (HYG) and unselected control colonies. Colonies were evaluated ...

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