Works (111)

Updated: April 4th, 2024 03:34

2024 article

Effects of study design parameters on estimates of bee abundance and richness in agroecosystems: a meta-analysis

Levenson, H. K., Metz, B. N., & Tarpy, D. R. (2024, January 19). (K. Parys, Ed.). ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, Vol. 1.

By: H. Levenson n, B. Metz n & D. Tarpy n

Ed(s): K. Parys

author keywords: agricultural entomology; sampling and detection; pollination
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: January 25, 2024

2024 journal article

Investigating trade-offs between ovary activation and immune protein expression in bumble bee (<i>Bombus impatiens</i>) workers and queens

author keywords: resource allocation; trade-off; immunity; reproduction; bumble bees; proteomics
TL;DR: Proteomics is used to interrogate the patterns of immune protein expression of female bumble bees by sampling queens at different stages of their life cycle, then by sampling workers with different degrees of ovary activation to investigate patterns of immune protein expression associated with ovary activation. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 12, 2024

2024 article

Metagenomic analysis of the honey bee queen microbiome reveals low bacterial diversity and Caudoviricetes phages

Caesar, L., Rice, D. W., Mcafee, A., Underwood, R., Ganote, C., Tarpy, D. R., … Klassen, J. L. (2024, January 23). MSYSTEMS, Vol. 1.

By: L. Caesar*, D. Rice*, A. Mcafee n, R. Underwood*, C. Ganote*, D. Tarpy n, L. Foster*, I. Newton*, J. Klassen

author keywords: symbiosis; bacteriophage; eusocial insect; genetic background; Apis mellifera
TL;DR: The results provide the basis to understand the honey bee colony microbiome assemblage, can guide improvements in queen-rearing processes, and highlight the importance of considering bacteriophages for queen microbiome health and microbiome homeostasis in eusocial insects. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 12, 2024

2023 journal article

Group size influences maternal provisioning and compensatory larval growth in honeybees

ISCIENCE, 26(12).

By: B. Han, E. Amiri, Q. Wei, D. Tarpy*, M. Strand, S. Xu, O. Rueppell

TL;DR: This study provides a comprehensive adaptive explanation for the worker egg size plasticity of honeybees by identifying growth-promoting metabolomes and proteomes in large eggs compared to small eggs, which are primarily enriched in amino acid metabolism and cell maturation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 22, 2024

2023 journal article

Meta-analysis of genetic diversity and intercolony relatedness among reproductives in commercial honey bee populations

FRONTIERS IN INSECT SCIENCE, 3.

By: D. Tarpy n, J. Caren & D. Delaney*

author keywords: Apis mellifera; breeding; relatedness; social insects; genetic structure
TL;DR: A meta-analysis approach to compare the pedigree relationships of honey bee reproductives (queens and their mates) across five different studies and to quantify the overall genetic diversity of breeding populations found the lowest levels of genetic similarity in the outcrossed population and highest levels in the inbred population. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 13, 2023

2022 journal article

Drone honey bees are disproportionately sensitive to abiotic stressors despite expressing high levels of stress response proteins

COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY, 5(1).

By: A. McAfee n, B. Metz n, J. Milone n, L. Foster* & D. Tarpy n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / drug effects; Bees / physiology; Cold Temperature; Female; Gene Expression Regulation / drug effects; Male; Neonicotinoids / toxicity; Nitro Compounds / toxicity; Pesticides / toxicity; Sex Factors; Stress, Physiological
TL;DR: Surprisingly, although drones are more likely to die from some stressors than workers, they exhibit higher baseline stress response proteins, suggesting that drones’ stress tolerance systems are fundamentally rewired relative to workers, and susceptibility to stress depends on more than simply gene dose or allelic diversity. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: March 21, 2022

2022 journal article

Effects of planted pollinator habitat on pathogen prevalence and interspecific detection between bee species

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12(1).

By: H. Levenson n & D. Tarpy n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees; Ecosystem; Humans; Plants; Pollination; Prevalence; Viruses
TL;DR: Factor other than the habitat itself may be more critical in the dissemination of pathogens among bee species, however, high relative prevalence and copy number of gut parasites in some bee species which may be of concern are found, such as Bombus pensylvanicus. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: May 31, 2022

2022 journal article

Evaluating the impact of increased pollinator habitat on bee visitation and yield metrics in soybean crops

AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT, 331.

By: H. Levenson*, A. Sharp* & D. Tarpy*

author keywords: Agroecosystems; Bee communities; Increased yield; Pollination; Pollinator habitat; Soybean
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: May 16, 2022

2022 journal article

Fertility costs of cryptic viral infections in a model social insect

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 12(1).

MeSH headings : Animals; Antiviral Agents; Bees; Dicistroviridae; Female; Fertility; Heat-Shock Proteins; Insecta; Male; Semen; Virus Diseases; Vitellogenins
TL;DR: Investigation of viruses as a threat to social insect reproduction, using honey bees as a model species, shows that viral infections occurring naturally in the field are compromising queen reproductive success. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: July 24, 2023

2022 journal article

Impact of Honey Bee Migratory Management on Pathogen Loads and Immune Gene Expression is Affected by Complex Interactions With Environment, Worker Life History, and Season

JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE, 22(1).

By: M. Simone-Finstrom*, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

author keywords: apiculture; deformed wing virus; acute bee paralysis virus; gene expression; migratory management
MeSH headings : Animals; Beekeeping / methods; Bees / genetics; Bees / immunology; Bees / virology; Gene Expression; Seasons
TL;DR: Test long- and short-term impacts of managed migration on pathogen loads and immunity, experimental honey bee colonies were maintained with or without migratory movement to illuminate potential factors in both migratory and nonmigratory beekeeping that are likely to contribute to colony stress, and also indicate potential mitigation measures. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 4, 2022

2022 journal article

The molecular basis of socially induced egg-size plasticity in honey bees

ELIFE, 11.

author keywords: Apis mellifera; social evolution; reproduction; resource allocation; oocyte; cytoskeleton; Other
MeSH headings : Female; Bees; Animals; Reproduction; Oviposition; Ovary; Eggs
TL;DR: The results elucidate how the social environment of the honey bee colony may be translated into a specific cellular process to adjust maternal investment into eggs, and support an important role of Rho1 in egg-size determination. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 17, 2023

2022 journal article

Variation in the reproductive quality of honey bee males affects their age of flight attempt

PEERJ, 10.

By: B. Metz n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; Drones; Sperm; Aging; Mating; Ontogeny; Flight; Honey bees; Life history
MeSH headings : Bees; Male; Animals; Semen; Reproduction; Insemination; Fertility; Spermatozoa
TL;DR: Honey bee males exhibit life histories that enable a high potential for pre- or post-copulatory sperm competition, and the temporal spread of mating attempts of a single generation of drones within a given colony increases colony-level chances of mating with nearby queens, suggesting an adaptive rationale for high variation among drone reproductive quality within colonies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 31, 2022

2021 journal article

Assessment and Comparison of Two Different Methods to Extract Nucleic Acids From Individual Honey Bees

ANNALS OF THE ENTOMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA, 114(5), 614–619.

By: R. Swami*, B. Ganser n, D. Tarpy n, M. Strand* & H. Li-Byarlay*

author keywords: nucleic acid extraction; bee; genetics; genomics; Apis
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 27, 2021

2021 journal article

Colony-level pesticide exposure affects honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) royal jelly production and nutritional composition

CHEMOSPHERE, 263.

By: J. Milone n, P. Chakrabarti*, R. Sagili* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Queen developmental nutrition; Pesticides; Royal jelly; Proteins; Phytosterols; Metabolites
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees; Fatty Acids; Larva; Pesticides; Pollen
TL;DR: Pesticide treatment had a greater impact on royal jelly nutritional composition than the weight of royal jelly provisioned per queen cell, highlighting the indirect effects of pesticide exposure on queen developmental nutrition and allude to social consequences of nurse bee glandular degeneration. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: January 19, 2021

2021 journal article

Honey bee queen health is unaffected by contact exposure to pesticides commonly found in beeswax

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1).

By: A. McAfee n, J. Milone n, B. Metz n, E. McDermott n, L. Foster* & D. Tarpy n

MeSH headings : Animals; Beekeeping; Bees / drug effects; Bees / physiology; Dose-Response Relationship, Drug; Environmental Exposure / adverse effects; Environmental Exposure / analysis; Fat Body / drug effects; Fat Body / metabolism; Female; Insect Proteins / drug effects; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Male; Oviposition / drug effects; Pesticide Residues / analysis; Pesticide Residues / toxicity; Pesticides / analysis; Pesticides / toxicity; Proteomics; Reproduction / drug effects; Sperm Count; Waxes / chemistry; Waxes / toxicity
TL;DR: It is suggested that previously reported associations between high levels of pesticide residues in wax and queen failure are most likely driven by indirect effects of worker exposure (either through wax or other hive products) on queen care or queen perception. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 16, 2021

2021 journal article

Introduction of Varroa destructor has not altered honey bee queen mating success in the Hawaiian archipelago

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 11(1).

By: L. Rusert n, J. Pettis* & D. Tarpy n

TL;DR: The findings suggest that varroa mites, as they currently occur in Hawai’i, may not significantly reduce mating success of honey bee queens, which provides insight for both the reproductive biology of honey bees as well as the apiculture industry in Hawai'i. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 12, 2021

2021 journal article

Queen honey bees exhibit variable resilience to temperature stress

PLOS ONE, 16(8).

By: A. McAfee n, D. Tarpy n & L. Foster*

MeSH headings : Acclimatization / physiology; Animals; Bees / physiology; Biomarkers / metabolism; Cell Survival; Female; Gene Expression Regulation; Hot Temperature; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Male; Mass Spectrometry; Ovum / metabolism; Proteomics / methods; Spermatozoa / metabolism; Spermatozoa / physiology
TL;DR: It is found that cold stress, but not heat stress, reduced stored sperm viability; however, there was no significant effect of temperature stress on any other recorded metrics (queen mass, average callow worker mass, laying patterns, the egg proteome, and queen spermathecal fluid proteome). (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 23, 2021

2021 journal article

Reproductive and Morphological Quality of Commercial Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Drones in the United States

JOURNAL OF INSECT SCIENCE, 21(6).

By: B. Metz n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: honey bee drone; queen quality; reproduction; beekeeping; sperm
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees; Male; Reproduction; United States
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 29, 2021

2021 journal article

Survey-derived best management practices for backyard beekeepers improve colony health and reduce mortality

PLOS ONE, 16(1).

By: K. Kulhanek*, N. Steinhauer*, J. Wilkes*, M. Wilson*, M. Spivak*, R. Sagili*, D. Tarpy n, E. McDermott n ...

MeSH headings : Animals; Beekeeping / methods; Bees / parasitology; Conservation of Natural Resources; Mortality; Risk Factors; Seasons; Surveys and Questionnaires
TL;DR: This study demonstrates the cumulative effects of management and colony health stressors over months and years, especially the dire importance of regular Varroa monitoring and management. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 15, 2021

2021 journal article

Trade-offs between sperm viability and immune protein expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera)

COMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGY, 4(1).

By: A. McAfee n, A. Chapman*, J. Pettis*, L. Foster* & D. Tarpy n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / immunology; Bees / metabolism; Bees / virology; Cell Survival; Female; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Male; Proteome; Reproduction; Serpins / metabolism; Spermatozoa
TL;DR: Quality metrics and viral loads of honey bee queens from nine genetic sources are surveyed and it is found that lower measures of fertility correlated with high levels of the immune effector lysozyme, consistent with a trade-off between immunity and fertility. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 8, 2021

2020 journal article

Candidate stress biomarkers for queen failure diagnostics

BMC GENOMICS, 21(1).

By: A. McAfee n, J. Milone n, A. Chapman*, L. Foster*, J. Pettis* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Honey bees; Queens; Sperm viability; Biomarkers; Proteomics; Stressors; Spermatheca
MeSH headings : Bees; Biomarkers; Pesticides
TL;DR: It was found that heat-shocking queens for upwards of 1 h at 40 °C was necessary to induce significant changes in the two strongest candidate heat-shock markers, and that relative humidity significantly influenced the degree of activation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 21, 2020

2020 journal article

Differences in larval pesticide tolerance and esterase activity across honey bee (Apis mellifera) stocks

ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY, 206.

By: J. Milone n, F. Rinkevich*, A. McAfee n, L. Foster* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Developmental exposure; Pesticide tolerance; Honey bee; Breeding; Esterases
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological / drug effects; Animals; Bees / drug effects; Bees / enzymology; Environmental Monitoring / methods; Esterases / metabolism; Larva / drug effects; Larva / enzymology; North America; Pesticides / toxicity; Pollination
TL;DR: It is suggested that selective breeding may inadvertently increase honey bees' sensitivity to pesticides, whereas unselected, putatively feral and Old World stocks have larvae that are more tolerant. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: November 16, 2020

2020 journal article

Egg transcriptome profile responds to maternal virus infection in honey bees, Apis mellifera

INFECTION GENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 85.

By: E. Amiri n, J. Herman*, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

author keywords: Immune priming; Honey bee queen; Trans-generational disease; Deformed wing virus; Sacbrood virus; Egg
MeSH headings : Animal Diseases / genetics; Animal Diseases / virology; Animals; Bees / virology; Female; Gene Expression Profiling; RNA Viruses; Transcriptome; Virus Diseases / veterinary
TL;DR: This first study to document and characterize virus-associated changes in the transcriptome of honey bee eggs represents an important contribution to understanding trans-generational virus effects, although more in-depth studies are needed to understand the detailed mechanisms of how viruses affect honey bee embryos. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: December 21, 2020

2020 journal article

Egg-size plasticity in Apis mellifera: Honey bee queens alter egg size in response to both genetic and environmental factors

JOURNAL OF EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 33(4), 534–543.

By: E. Amiri n, K. Le*, C. Melendez*, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

author keywords: Apis mellifera; colony size; egg size; environmental stress; life-history; maternal investment; reproduction; trade-off
MeSH headings : Adaptation, Physiological; Animals; Bees; Female; Genetic Variation; Ovum
TL;DR: Investigations revealed that eggs produced by queens in large colonies were consistently smaller than eggs produced in small colonies, and queens dynamically adjusted egg size in relation to colony size, suggesting that honey bee queens might increase egg size under unfavourable conditions to enhance brood survival and to minimize costly brood care of eggs that fail to successfully develop. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 17, 2020

2020 journal article

Honey Bee Queens and Virus Infections

Viruses.

By: E. Amiri n, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

author keywords: honey bee viruses; queen quality; virus transmission; worker attractiveness; IAPV; virus quantification; transgenerational effect; colony health; pathological symptom; virus monitoring
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / immunology; Bees / virology; Behavior, Animal; Dicistroviridae; Female; Insect Viruses; Reproduction; Virus Diseases / immunology; Virus Diseases / transmission; Virus Diseases / veterinary
TL;DR: The honey bee queen is the central hub of a colony to produce eggs and release pheromones to maintain social cohesion, and viruses are a major concern to compromise the queen’s health and reproductive vigor. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: March 22, 2020

2020 journal article

Influence of brood pheromone on honey bee colony establishment and queen replacement

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 60(2), 220–228.

By: D. Tarpy n, E. Talley* & B. Metz n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; queen replacement; colony establishment; collective decision making
TL;DR: It is suggested that while BEP alone is insufficient to deter premature supersedure, there are clear benefits to queen longevity and package-installation success when establishing new colonies with frames of young brood. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 1, 2021

2020 journal article

The Pathogen Profile of a Honey Bee Queen Does Not Reflect That of Her Workers

Insects.

author keywords: honey bees; queen bees; horizontal transmission; LSV; DWV; Nosema; pathogens
TL;DR: Honey bee pathogen presence and diversity in queens cannot be revealed from screening workers, nor were pathogens successfully transmitted to the queen. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: ORCID
Added: June 25, 2020

2020 journal article

Transcriptomic and Epigenomic Dynamics of Honey Bees in Response to Lethal Viral Infection

FRONTIERS IN GENETICS, 11.

By: H. Li-Byarlay n, H. Boncristiani*, G. Howell n, J. Herman*, L. Clark*, M. Strand, D. Tarpy n, O. Rueppell*

author keywords: alternative splicing; transcriptome; DNA methylation; immune genes; pupa; IAPV; gene expression; comparative genomics
TL;DR: The results suggest that dynamic DNA methylation responds to viral infections quickly, regulating subsequent gene activities and provides new insights of molecular mechanisms involved in epigenetic that can serve as foundation for the long-term goal to develop anti-viral strategies for honey bees, the most important commercial pollinator. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 26, 2020

2020 journal article

Vulnerability of honey bee queens to heat-induced loss of fertility

NATURE SUSTAINABILITY, 3(5), 367–376.

By: A. McAfee n, A. Chapman*, H. Higo*, R. Underwood*, J. Milone n, L. Foster*, M. Guarna*, D. Tarpy n, J. Pettis*

TL;DR: It is found that queens have two potential routes of temperature-stress exposure: within colonies and during routine shipping, and data suggest that temperatures of 15–38 °C are safe for queens at a tolerance threshold of 11.5%, which is the viability difference associated with queen failure in the field. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 14, 2020

2019 journal article

Does viral load alter behavior of the bee parasite Varroa destructor?

PLOS ONE, 14(6).

By: C. Giuffre*, S. Lubkin n & D. Tarpy n

Ed(s): O. Rueppell

MeSH headings : Animals; Arachnid Vectors / virology; Bees / parasitology; Behavior, Animal; Host-Pathogen Interactions; RNA Viruses / isolation & purification; Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction; Varroidae / virology; Viral Load
TL;DR: Statistically significant models reveal that colony, DWV, and SBV all might play a role in mite behavior, suggesting that the varroa-virus interaction needs to be an integral part of future studies on honey bee pathogens. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: July 1, 2019

2019 journal article

Effects of Temperature During Package Transportation on Queen Establishment and Survival in Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 112(3), 1043–1049.

By: J. Withrow n, J. Pettis* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: honey bee; queen failure; package; transportation
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees; Female; Hymenoptera; Male; Reproduction; Spermatozoa; Temperature; Transportation
TL;DR: No indication that these postinstallation queen events were driven by temperature-related damage to stored sperm incurred during transportation, and there is no indication of significant hot or cold zones across the truckloads of packages that would suggest a problem in how packages are insulated during transportation. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 28, 2019

2019 journal article

Effects of larval Age at Grafting and Juvenile Hormone on Morphometry and Reproductive Quality Parameters of in Vitro Reared Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 112(5), 2030–2039.

By: D. De Souza n, K. Hartfelder* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; queen quality; ovary size; juvenile hormone
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees; Female; Hemolymph; Hymenoptera; Juvenile Hormones; Larva; Reproduction
TL;DR: It is detected that the supplementation of queen larvae with JH promoted important benefits regarding queen fertility as the increase of ovariole number and vg levels at hemolymph, both crucial factors at eggs production. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: October 21, 2019

2019 journal article

Experimental improvement of honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen quality through nutritional and hormonal supplementation

APIDOLOGIE, 50(1), 14–27.

By: D. De Souza n, M. Huang n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: honeybee queens; queen quality; geometric morphometry; queen larval diet; juvenile hormone
TL;DR: It is found that the application of a sugar-enriched diet in combination with JH application onto 1st instar queen larvae produced higher-quality queens, while for 3rd instar larvae only the JH treatment resulted in increasing queen quality. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: April 9, 2019

2019 journal article

Feminizer and doublesex knock-outs cause honey bees to switch sexes

PLOS BIOLOGY, 17(5).

By: A. McAfee n, J. Pettis*, D. Tarpy n & L. Foster*

TL;DR: Using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR) to knock out two key genes (feminizer and doublesex) that guide sexual development yielded remarkably low rates of genetic mosaicism and offers a promising tool for engineering and phenotyping bees for diverse applications. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
5. Gender Equality (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: June 24, 2019

2019 journal article

Is the Brood Pattern within a Honey Bee Colony a Reliable Indicator of Queen Quality?

INSECTS, 10(1).

By: K. Lee*, M. Goblirsch*, E. McDermott n, D. Tarpy n & M. Spivak*

author keywords: Apis mellifera; queen; brood pattern; queen quality; colony health; beekeeping; parasites and pathogens; pesticides
TL;DR: This study challenges the notion that brood pattern alone is sufficient to judge queen quality, and highlights the challenges in determining the root source for problems related to the queen when assessing honey bee colony health. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, ORCID, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 18, 2019

2019 journal article

Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus: Honey Bee Queen-Worker Interaction and Potential Virus Transmission Pathways

INSECTS, 10(1).

By: E. Amiri n, G. Seddon*, W. Smith*, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

author keywords: queen; honey bee viruses; Israeli acute paralysis virus; queen loss; virus transmission
TL;DR: It is found that physical contact between infected workers and queens leads to high queen infection in some cases, suggesting that IAPV infections also spread through close bodily contact. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 18, 2019

2019 article

Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus: Honey Bee Queen-Worker Interaction and Potential Virus Transmission Pathways (vol 10, 9, 2019)

Amiri, E., Seddon, G., Smith, W. Z., Strand, M. K., Tarpy, D. R., & Rueppell, O. (2019, May). INSECTS, Vol. 10.

By: E. Amiri n, G. Seddon*, W. Smith*, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

TL;DR: It has been brought to the authors' attention that one note was missing in the Funding section of their published paper. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 12, 2019

2019 journal article

Reproductive Senescence in Drones of the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)

INSECTS, 10(1).

By: B. Metz n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; drone; sperm viability; senescence; aging; reproduction; spermatozoa; honey bee
TL;DR: Drones are more highly variable than previously suggested and that they have a significant variation in reproductive physiology as a function of age, particularly among larger, more reproductively developed drones. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: February 18, 2019

2018 journal article

Cryptic "royal" subfamilies in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies

PLOS ONE, 13(7).

By: J. Withrow n & D. Tarpy n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / growth & development; Female; Inheritance Patterns; Larva / genetics; Larva / growth & development; Male; Reproduction; Selection, Genetic; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Social Behavior
TL;DR: The identification of these cryptic “royal” subfamilies reveals that honey bee queens, already considered “hyperpolyandrous,” are mating with even more males than has been previously recognized. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Honey Bee Queens Do Not Count Mates to Assess their Mating Success

JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR, 31(2), 200–209.

By: M. Simone-Finstrom n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Polyandry; mating systems; honey bee reproduction; paternity analysis; Apis mellifera
TL;DR: It is found that neither additional weight nor restricted mating attempts had any significant effect on the effective mating frequencies of the experimental queens during their single mating flight, suggesting that queens are not adjusting their nuptial flight activity according to their precise mating number during their flight. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Honey Bee Survival and Pathogen Prevalence: From the Perspective of Landscape and Exposure to Pesticides

INSECTS, 9(2).

By: M. Alburaki*, D. Chen n, J. Skinner*, W. Meikle*, D. Tarpy n, J. Adamczyk, S. Stewart*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Medicinal value of sunflower pollen against bee pathogens

Scientific Reports, 8(1).

By: J. Giacomini n, J. Leslie*, D. Tarpy n, E. Palmer-Young*, R. Irwin n & L. Adler*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / parasitology; Crithidia / growth & development; Helianthus; Nosema / growth & development; Pollen
TL;DR: It is discovered that sunflower pollen dramatically and consistently reduced a protozoan pathogen infection in bumble bees and also reduced a microsporidian pathogen of the European honey bee, indicating the potential for broad anti-parasitic effects. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: October 16, 2018

2018 journal article

Mitigating effects of pollen during paraquat exposure on gene expression and pathogen prevalence in Apis mellifera L

ECOTOXICOLOGY, 27(1), 32–44.

By: I. Mattos*, A. Soares* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; Oxidative stress; Paraquat; Pollen; Bee bread; Virus
MeSH headings : Animals; Antioxidants / metabolism; Bees / microbiology; Bees / physiology; Bees / virology; Gene Expression; Herbicides / toxicity; Nosema; Paraquat / toxicity; Pollen / metabolism
TL;DR: A mitigating effect of pollen through the up-regulation of specific genes and improvement of survival of bees exposed to paraquat is demonstrated, demonstrating the importance of honey bees’ nutrition, especially the availability of pollen, on colony losses chronically reported in the USA and Europe. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2018 journal article

Quantitative patterns of vertical transmission of deformed wing virus in honey bees

PLOS ONE, 13(3).

By: E. Amiri n, P. Kryger*, M. Meixner*, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

MeSH headings : Animal Diseases / transmission; Animals; Bees / virology; Eggs / virology; Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical; RNA Viruses / pathogenicity
TL;DR: It is found that queen-infection level predicts the DWV titers in their eggs, although the transmission is not very efficient, and the combined results suggest that the queens’ DWV vectoring capacity in practice is not as high as its theoretical potential. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

A national survey of managed honey bee 2015-2016 annual colony losses in the USA

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 56(4), 328–340.

By: K. Kulhanek*, N. Steinhauer*, K. Rennich*, D. Caron*, R. Sagili*, J. Pettis*, J. Ellis*, M. Wilson* ...

author keywords: Apis mellifera; honey bee; overwinter; mortality; colony losses; 2015-2016
TL;DR: The loss rate in the winter of 2015–2016 was amongst the lowest winter losses recorded over the ten years this survey has been conducted, but 59.0% (n = 3378) of responding beekeepers had higher losses than they deemed acceptable. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Web Of Science
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Agricultural Landscape and Pesticide Effects on Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Biological Traits

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 110(3), 835–847.

By: M. Alburaki*, S. Steckel*, M. Williams*, J. Skinner*, D. Tarpy n, W. Meikle*, J. Adamczyk, S. Stewart*

author keywords: honey bee; pesticide; agricultural landscape; weight; brood
MeSH headings : Agriculture / methods; Animals; Beekeeping; Bees / drug effects; Bees / physiology; Insecticides / toxicity; Reproduction / drug effects; Tennessee
TL;DR: The study indicates that agricultural crops provide a valuable resource for honey bee colonies, but there is a trade-off with an increased risk of exposure to pesticides. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Automated assay and differential model of western honey bee (Apis mellifera) autogrooming using digital image processing

COMPUTERS AND ELECTRONICS IN AGRICULTURE, 135, 338–344.

By: C. Giuffre n, S. Lubkin n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Grooming behavior; Honey bees; Social insects; Image processing
TL;DR: A novel, automated honey bee grooming assay was developed and tested to expedite data collection of grooming behavior by testing different honey bee genotypes (stocks), and bees from the different commercial stocks were not significantly different in their grooming rates. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Effects of synthetic acaricides on honey bee grooming behavior against the parasitic Varroa destructor mite

APIDOLOGIE, 48(4), 483–494.

By: I. Mattos*, A. Soares* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; coumaphos; amitraz; tau-fluvalinate; grooming behavior; Varroa destructor
TL;DR: It is found that acaricide exposure prior to grooming delayed grooming and reduced the overall duration of grooming behavior, adding to a list of other sublethal behavioral consequences of acaricides that may subvert a comprehensive approach to Varroa control in managed colonies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Higher immunocompetence is associated with higher genetic diversity in feral honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera)

CONSERVATION GENETICS, 18(3), 659–666.

By: M. Lopez-Uribe n, R. Appler n, E. Youngsteadt n, R. Dunn n, S. Frank n & D. Tarpy n

Contributors: M. López-Uribe n, R. Appler n, E. Youngsteadt n, R. Dunn n, S. Frank n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Microsatellites; Antimicrobial peptides; Defensin; Hymenoptaecin; Management
TL;DR: It is hypothesized that high genetic variability provides the raw material upon which natural selection acts and generates adaptive genotypes in unmanaged populations and that feral populations could be useful sources of genetic variation to use in breeding programs that aim to improve honey bee health. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Landscape and pesticide effects on honey bees: forager survival and expression of acetylcholinesterase and brain oxidative genes

APIDOLOGIE, 48(4), 556–571.

By: M. Alburaki*, S. Steckel*, D. Chen n, E. McDermott n, M. Weiss*, J. Skinner*, H. Kelly*, G. Lorenz ...

author keywords: honey bee foragers; agricultural landscape; crops; gene expression
TL;DR: The results suggest that none of the studied genes make suitable biomarkers for honey bee exposed to pesticides. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Levels of selection shaping caste interactions during queen replacement in the honey bee, Apis mellifera

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 64(2), 227–240.

By: K. Long*, T. Cao*, J. Keller n, D. Tarpy n, M. Shin* & S. Schneider*

author keywords: Caste interactions; Vibration signal; Queen replacement; Kin selection; Colony level selection
TL;DR: The outcome of queen replacement in honey bees may be determined primarily by a combination of a queen’s inherent fighting ability coupled with the rate at which she receives some interactions (particularly vibration signals) from workers. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 journal article

Novel microsatellite loci reveal high genetic diversity yet low population structure for alfalfa leafcutting bees in North America

CONSERVATION GENETICS, 18(3), 679–687.

By: J. Strange*, D. Delaney*, D. Tarpy n & R. James*

author keywords: Alfalfa; Bees; Leafcutting bee; Leaf cutter bee; Lucerne; Megachile rotundata; Population genetics; Microsatellites; Pollination
TL;DR: The trade and movement of these bees by humans has created a nearly panmictic M. rotundata population across the continent, which has implications relevant to the preservation and conservation of other bee pollinators. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2017 review

Queen Quality and the Impact of Honey Bee Diseases on Queen Health: Potential for Interactions between Two Major Threats to Colony Health

[Review of ]. INSECTS, 8(2).

By: E. Amiri n, M. Strand*, O. Rueppell* & D. Tarpy n

TL;DR: Current literature on queen reproductive potential and the impacts of honey bee parasites and pathogens on queens are reviewed to highlight gaps in knowledge and prioritize further research to mitigate disease, improve queen quality, and ensure colony health. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Genetic diversity confers colony-level benefits due to individual immunity

BIOLOGY LETTERS, 12(3).

By: M. Simone-Finstrom n, M. Walz n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; polyandry; social insects; individual versus social immunity
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / growth & development; Bees / immunology; Bees / microbiology; Genetic Variation; Larva / growth & development; Larva / immunology; Larva / microbiology; Paenibacillus larvae / physiology
TL;DR: By pathogen-challenging larvae in vitro, this work decoupled larval immune response from mechanisms of social immunity and shows that baseline immunity and degree of immune response do not vary with genetic diversity, however, intracolony variance in antimicrobial peptide production after pathogen challenge decreases with increasing genetic diversity. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Queen Reproductive Potential Affects Queen Mandibular Gland Pheromone Composition and Worker Retinue Response

PLOS ONE, 11(6), e0156027.

By: J. Rangel n, K. Böröczky n, C. Schal n & D. Tarpy n

Ed(s): F. Nascimento

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / chemistry; Bees / physiology; Behavior, Animal; Exocrine Glands / metabolism; Female; Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry; Insect Hormones / chemistry; Insect Hormones / physiology; Larva / chemistry; Larva / physiology; Male; Mandible / metabolism; Pheromones / chemistry; Pheromones / physiology; Reproduction / physiology; Scent Glands / metabolism; Social Behavior
TL;DR: The results indicate that the age at which honey bee larvae enter the “queen-specific” developmental pathway influences the chemical composition of queen mandibular glands and worker behavior, however, these changes are not consistent across years, suggesting that other external factors may play important roles in modulating queen quality. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Honey bee (Apis mellifera) drones survive oxidative stress due to increased tolerance instead of avoidance or repair of oxidative damage

EXPERIMENTAL GERONTOLOGY, 83, 15–21.

By: H. Li-Byarlay n, M. Huang*, M. Simone-Finstrom n, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n & O. Rueppell*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / drug effects; Bees / physiology; Lipid Peroxidation; Longevity; Male; Oxidative Stress; Paraquat / adverse effects
TL;DR: This first study of oxidative stress in male honey bees suggests that survival of an acute oxidative stressor is due to tolerance, not prevention or repair, of oxidative damage to lipids, and demonstrates colony differences in oxidative stress resistance that might be useful for breeding stress-resistant honey bees. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Honey bee colonies regulate queen reproductive traits by controlling which queens survive to adulthood

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 63(1), 169–174.

author keywords: Social physiology; Colony-level selection; Royal cheats; Queen reproductive potential
TL;DR: It is suggested that colonies regulate queen quality traits by curtailing low-quality queens from fully developing, which is further evidence that cooperation predominates over potential conflict within honey bee colonies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

In-hive Pesticide Exposome: Assessing risks to migratory honey bees from in-hive pesticide contamination in the Eastern United States

SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 6.

By: K. Traynor*, J. Pettis*, D. Tarpy n, C. Mullin*, J. Frazier*, M. Frazier*, D. vanEngelsdorp*

MeSH headings : Animal Migration / drug effects; Animals; Bees / drug effects; Bees / physiology; Drug Contamination; Pesticide Residues / toxicity; Pesticides / analysis; Pesticides / toxicity; Risk Assessment; United States
TL;DR: It is found that fungicides with particular modes of action increased disproportionally in wax within colonies that died, and the occurrence of queen events, a significant risk factor for colony health and productivity, was positively associated with all three proxies of pesticide exposure. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Migratory management and environmental conditions affect lifespan and oxidative stress in honey bees

Scientific Reports, 6.

By: M. Simone-Finstrom n, H. Li-Byarlay n, M. Huang n, M. Strand*, O. Rueppell* & D. Tarpy n

MeSH headings : Age Factors; Agriculture / methods; Animals; Bees / physiology; California; Maine; Malondialdehyde / analysis; Malondialdehyde / metabolism; North Carolina; Oxidative Stress
TL;DR: It was found that migration affected oxidative stress levels in honey bees, but that food scarcity had an even larger impact; some detrimental effects of migration may be alleviated by a greater abundance of forage. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2016 journal article

Reduced cellular immune response in social insect lineages

BIOLOGY LETTERS, 12(3).

By: M. Lopez-Uribe n, W. Sconiers n, S. Frank n, R. Dunn n & D. Tarpy n

Contributors: M. López-Uribe n, W. Sconiers n, S. Frank n, R. Dunn n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: disease transmission; sociality; encapsulation; phylogenetic correction
MeSH headings : Animals; Biological Evolution; Body Size; Immunity, Cellular; Insecta / immunology; Models, Biological; Phylogeny; Social Behavior; Temperature
TL;DR: The findings suggest that insects living in large societies may rely more on behavioural mechanisms, such as hygienic behaviours, than on immune function to reduce the risk of disease transmission among nest-mates. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, ORCID
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

A national survey of managed honey bee 2013–2014 annual colony losses in the USA

Apidologie, 46(3), 292–305.

By: K. Lee*, N. Steinhauer*, K. Rennich*, M. Wilson*, D. Tarpy n, D. Caron*, R. Rose, K. Delaplane ...

author keywords: honey bee; survey; mortality; colony losses; USA
TL;DR: The results from the eighth annual survey on winter losses and the second annual survey of summer and annual losses show total winter loss was one of the lowest reported in 8 years, and 66 % of all beekeepers had higher losses than they deemed acceptable. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Crossref
Added: January 27, 2020

2015 journal article

A national survey of managed honey bee 2014–2015 annual colony losses in the USA

Journal of Apicultural Research, 54(4), 292–304.

By: N. Seitz*, K. Traynor*, N. Steinhauer*, K. Rennich*, M. Wilson*, J. Ellis*, R. Rose*, D. Tarpy n ...

author keywords: honey bee; overwinter; mortality; colony losses; 2014-2015
TL;DR: While total winter losses were lower in 2014–2015 than in previous years, summer losses remained high, resulting in total annual colony losses of more than 40% during the survey period, the first year that total losses were higher in the summer than in the winter. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Source: Crossref
Added: January 27, 2020

2015 journal article

A survivor population of wild colonies of European honeybees in the northeastern United States: investigating its genetic structure

APIDOLOGIE, 46(5), 654–666.

By: T. Seeley*, D. Tarpy n, S. Griffin*, A. Carcione* & D. Delaney*

author keywords: host-parasite coevolution; avirulence; survivor population; wild honeybees; Arnot Forest
TL;DR: It is found that the Arnot Forest honeybees are genetically distinct from the honeybees in the two apiaries within 6 km of the forest, which suggests that if a closed population of honeybee colonies is allowed to live naturally, it will develop a balanced relationship with its agents of disease. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Comparative virulence and competition between Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 125, 9–15.

By: M. Milbrath*, T. Tran*, W. Huang*, L. Solter*, D. Tarpy n, F. Lawrence*, Z. Huang*

author keywords: Honey bee, Apis mellifera; Nosema apis; Nosema ceranae; Disease transmission, infectivity; Microsporidia; Microsporidiosis; Co-infection, mixed-infections
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / microbiology; Colony Count, Microbial; Host-Pathogen Interactions; Nosema / physiology; Species Specificity
TL;DR: Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are infected by two species of microsporidia: Nosema apis and Nosemaceranae, and it is demonstrated that mixed Nosema species infections negatively affected honey bee survival more than single species infections. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Development of the Honey Bee Gut Microbiome throughout the Queen-Rearing Process

APPLIED AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY, 81(9), 3182–3191.

By: D. Tarpy n, H. Mattila* & I. Newton*

MeSH headings : Age Factors; Animals; Bees / microbiology; Biota; DNA, Bacterial / chemistry; DNA, Bacterial / genetics; Gastrointestinal Microbiome; Molecular Sequence Data; Sequence Analysis, DNA
TL;DR: It is found that queen microbiomes underwent a dramatic shift in size and composition as they aged and encountered different worker populations and colony environments, suggesting a model in which queen guts are colonized by bacteria from workers' glands, in contrast to routes of maternal inoculation for other animal microbiomes. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Mating Frequencies of Honey Bee Queens (Apis mellifera L.) in a Population of Feral Colonies in the Northeastern United States

PLOS ONE, 10(3).

By: D. Tarpy n, D. Delaney* & T. Seeley*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / parasitology; Bees / physiology; Female; Genetic Variation; Male; North America; Population Density; Reproduction; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Varroidae / physiology
TL;DR: The hypothesis that the hyperpolyandry of honey bees has been shaped on an evolutionary timescale rather than on an ecological one is supported. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

The combined effects of miticides on the mating health of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queens

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 54(3), 275–283.

By: J. Rangel* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; beeswax; coumaphos; honey bee; fluvalinate; Varroa destructor; varroa mite; queen rearing
TL;DR: The results indicate that exposure to miticides during development severely compromises queen’s reproductive health, and demonstrate the importance of the potentially detrimental combined effects of common in-hive miticides on colony health. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2015 journal article

Urbanization Increases Pathogen Pressure on Feral and Managed Honey Bees

PLOS ONE, 10(11).

By: E. Youngsteadt n, R. Appler n, M. Lopez-Uribe n, D. Tarpy n & S. Frank n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteremia / microbiology; Bacteremia / mortality; Bees / microbiology; Bees / parasitology; Bees / physiology; Bees / virology; Biomarkers / analysis; Immune System / immunology; Immune System / metabolism; Immune System / pathology; Parasitemia / mortality; Parasitemia / parasitology; Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction; Survival Rate; Urbanization; Virus Diseases / mortality; Virus Diseases / virology
TL;DR: It is found that pathogen pressure on honey bees increased with urbanization and management, and the probability of worker survival declined 3-fold along the authors' urbanization gradient, suggesting that urban areas may favor problematic diseases of pollinators. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
11. Sustainable Cities and Communities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

A national survey of managed honey bee 2012-2013 annual colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Informed Partnership

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 53(1), 1–18.

By: N. Steinhauer, K. Rennich, M. Wilson, D. Caron, E. Lengerich, J. Pettis, R. Rose, J. Skinner ...

author keywords: Honey bee; overwinter; mortality; colony losses; USA; 2012-13
TL;DR: The findings demonstrate the ongoing difficulties of US beekeepers in maintaining overall colony heath and survival and the situation was reversed in the summer where commercial beekeepers reported higher average losses than backyard beekeepers. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
17. Partnerships for the Goals (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Bee Species Diversity Enhances Productivity and Stability in a Perennial Crop

PLOS ONE, 9(5).

By: S. Rogers n, D. Tarpy n & H. Burrack n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / physiology; Biodiversity; Blueberry Plants / physiology; Environment; Linear Models; North Carolina; Pollination / physiology; Species Specificity
TL;DR: Evidence suggesting pollinator visitation (and subsequent pollination) are stabilized through the differential response of bee taxa to weather is found, andWild-bee richness was a better predictor of pollination than wild-bee abundance. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Impact of Food Availability, Pathogen Exposure, and Genetic Diversity on Thermoregulation in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)

JOURNAL OF INSECT BEHAVIOR, 27(4), 527–539.

By: M. Simone-Finstrom n, B. Foo*, D. Tarpy n & P. Starks*

author keywords: Ascosphaera apis; behavioral plasticity
TL;DR: The data suggest that a richer, context-dependent thermoregulatory system exists in honey bees than previously understood and a temperature-based circadian rhythm emerges under high nectar flow conditions. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 journal article

Measuring sperm viability over time in honey bee queens to determine patterns in stored-sperm and queen longevity

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 53(4), 493–495.

By: D. Tarpy n & R. Olivarez*

author keywords: queen longevity; supersedure; spermatheca; stored sperm; sperm viability; mating quality
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2014 article

Mechanisms of social evolution: linking adaptative function with proximate mechanisms

Tarpy, D. R., & Schneider, S. S. (2014, May). APIDOLOGIE, Vol. 45, pp. 285–288.

By: D. Tarpy n & S. Schneider*

UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Chemical Profiles of Two Pheromone Glands Are Differentially Regulated by Distinct Mating Factors in Honey Bee Queens (Apis mellifera L.)

PLOS ONE, 8(11).

By: E. Nino n, O. Malka*, A. Hefetz*, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / metabolism; Exocrine Glands / metabolism; Female; Gene Expression Regulation; Insemination; Male; Pheromones / metabolism; Reproduction / physiology; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: The long-term impact of different factors involved during queen insemination on the chemical composition of the mandibular and Dufour's glands, two of the major sources of queen pheromone, suggest that the chemical contents of these two glands are regulated by different neuro-physiological mechanisms. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Differential effects of insemination volume and substance on reproductive changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 22(3), 233–244.

By: E. Nino n, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

author keywords: honey bee queen; mating biology; reproduction; hymenoptera; seminal fluid
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / immunology; Bees / physiology; Fat Body / physiology; Female; Gene Expression Regulation; Insect Proteins / genetics; Insect Proteins / metabolism; Insemination; Ovary / physiology; Reproduction; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Vitellogenins / genetics; Vitellogenins / metabolism
TL;DR: The results of gene ontology analysis and comparison with previous studies suggest that both insemination substance and volume trigger molecular post‐mating changes by altering overlapping gene pathways involved in honey bee reproduction. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies

NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, 100(8), 723–728.

By: D. Tarpy n, D. vanEngelsdorp* & J. Pettis*

author keywords: Genetic diversity; Social insects; Genotyping; Supersedure; Colony mortality
MeSH headings : Analysis of Variance; Animals; Bees / genetics; Female; Genetic Variation; Male; Microsatellite Repeats / genetics; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology; Survival Analysis
TL;DR: The stark contrast in colony survival based on increased genetic diversity suggests that there are important tangible benefits of increased queen mating number in managed honey bees, although the exact mechanism(s) that govern these benefits have not been fully elucidated. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Honey bees and bumble bees respond differently to inter- and intra-specific encounters

APIDOLOGIE, 44(6), 621–629.

By: S. Rogers n, P. Cajamarca n, D. Tarpy n & H. Burrack n

author keywords: Apis; Bombus; competition; interspecific avoidance; pollination
TL;DR: Physical encounters between honey bees, Apis mellifera, and bumble bees, Bombus impatiens, visiting artificial plants in a controlled foraging arena found both species were more likely to leave the plant following an encounter with another bee, but differed in their responses to intra- and inter-specific encounters. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Idiopathic brood disease syndrome and queen events as precursors of colony mortality in migratory beekeeping operations in the eastern United States

PREVENTIVE VETERINARY MEDICINE, 108(2-3), 225–233.

By: D. vanEngelsdorp*, D. Tarpy n, E. Lengerich* & J. Pettis*

author keywords: Honey bee; Epidemiology; Mortality; Relative risk; Odds ratio; Brood disease
MeSH headings : Animals; Beekeeping; Bees / microbiology; Bees / parasitology; Bees / physiology; Bees / virology; Colony Collapse / epidemiology; Colony Collapse / microbiology; Colony Collapse / parasitology; Colony Collapse / virology; Population Dynamics; Risk; United States / epidemiology
TL;DR: The relative risk that a colony would die over the short term was appreciably increased in colonies diagnosed with Idiopathic Brood Disease Syndrome, and several risk factors-including the incidence of a poor brood pattern, chalkbood, deformed wing virus, sacbrood virus, and exceeding the threshold of 5 Varroa mites per 100 bees-were differentially expressed in different beekeeping operations. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

In Vitro Infection of Pupae with Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus Suggests Disturbance of Transcriptional Homeostasis in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera)

PLOS ONE, 8(9).

By: H. Boncristiani*, J. Evans*, Y. Chen*, J. Pettis*, C. Murphy*, D. Lopez*, M. Simone-Finstrom n, M. Strand*, D. Tarpy n, O. Rueppell*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / physiology; Bees / virology; Colony Collapse; Dicistroviridae / pathogenicity; Gene Expression Regulation; Pupa / genetics; Pupa / physiology; Pupa / virology
TL;DR: Gene expression analyses of three separate experiments suggest IAPV disruption of transcriptional homeostasis of several fundamental cellular functions, including an up-regulation of the ribosomal biogenesis pathway, which supports the hypothesis that viruses play a critical role in declining honey bee health. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

Multiple Criteria for Evaluating Pollinator Performance in Highbush Blueberry (Ericales: Ericaceae) Agroecosystems

ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 42(6), 1201–1209.

By: S. Rogers n, D. Tarpy n & H. Burrack n

author keywords: Apis; ecosystem service; wild bee; pollination; Vaccinium
MeSH headings : Agriculture; Animals; Bees; Blueberry Plants / physiology; Feeding Behavior; Female; Male; Pollination; Population Density; Seeds / growth & development; Weather
TL;DR: Evaluating pollinators of North Carolina highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum L., agroecosystems using multiple criteria shows that bee groups contribute to pollination in different ways, and these differences may provide functional complementarity and stability of pollination services to agricultural systems. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 review

Standard methods for instrumental insemination of Apis mellifera queens

[Review of ]. JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 52(4).

By: S. Cobey*, D. Tarpy n & J. Woyke*

author keywords: COLOSS; BEEBOOK; honey bee; Apis mellifera; queen; drone; insemination; valvefold; oviduct; eversion; endophallus; semen; spermatheca
TL;DR: Instrumental insemination is an essential tool that provides complete control of honey bee mating for research and breeding purposes and can equal that of naturally mated queens, given proper technique and care. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2013 journal article

The effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queen reproductive potential on colony growth

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 60(1), 65–73.

By: J. Rangel n, J. Keller n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: Apis mellifera; Colony growth; Expanded phenotype; Honey bees; Reproduction; Queen quality
TL;DR: The present study supports the idea that a honey bee colony can be viewed (at least in part) as the expanded phenotype of its queen, and thus selection acting predominantly at the colony level can be congruent with that at the individual level. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
2. Zero Hunger (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Pathogen Webs in Collapsing Honey Bee Colonies

PLOS ONE, 7(8).

By: R. Cornman*, D. Tarpy n, Y. Chen*, L. Jeffreys n, D. Lopez*, J. Pettis*, D. vanEngelsdorp*, D. Evans*

MeSH headings : Amino Acid Sequence; Animals; Bees / microbiology; Bees / virology; Colony Collapse / microbiology; Colony Collapse / virology; Molecular Sequence Data; Penicillium / enzymology; RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase / chemistry; RNA-Dependent RNA Polymerase / genetics
TL;DR: Although pathogen identities differed between the eastern and western United States, there was a greater incidence and abundance of pathogens in CCD colonies, and novel strains of the recently described Lake Sinai viruses were identified and found evidence of a shift in gut bacterial composition that may be a biomarker of CCD. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2012 journal article

Within- and across-colony effects of hyperpolyandry on immune function and body condition in honey bees (Apis mellifera)

JOURNAL OF INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, 58(3), 402–407.

By: N. Wilson-Rich*, D. Tarpy n & P. Starks*

author keywords: Social insects; Genetic diversity; Polyandry; Immune response
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / enzymology; Bees / genetics; Bees / immunology; Disease Resistance; Female; Foreign-Body Reaction; Genetic Variation; Male; Monophenol Monooxygenase / metabolism; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: The results suggest that high genetic diversity as a result of extreme polyandry may have little bearing on the physiological mechanisms of immune function at naturally occurring mating levels in honey bees. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Effects of Instrumental Insemination and Insemination Quantity on Dufour’s Gland Chemical Profiles and Vitellogenin Expression in Honey Bee Queens (Apis mellifera)

Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37(9), 1027–1036.

By: F. Richard n, C. Schal n, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

author keywords: Chemical ecology; Gene expression; Behavior; Social insects; Pheromone
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / metabolism; Bees / physiology; Female; Gene Expression Regulation; Insemination; Male; Pheromones / metabolism; Vitellogenins / genetics
TL;DR: It appears that the differences in behavioral responses were elicited by subtle changes in the overall chemical profiles rather than dramatic changes in specific individual chemicals. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries, Crossref
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Experimentally induced variation in the physical reproductive potential and mating success in honey bee queens

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 58(4), 569–574.

By: D. Tarpy n, J. Keller n, J. Caren n & D. Delaney*

author keywords: Honey bees; Queen reproductive quality; Mating behavior
TL;DR: It is shown, for the first time, that low-quality queens mate with significantly fewer males, which significantly influences the resultant intracolony genetic diversity of the worker force of their future colonies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Genome-wide analysis of brain transcriptional changes in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queens exposed to carbon dioxide and physical manipulation

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 20(3), 387–398.

By: E. Nino n, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

author keywords: honey bee; carbon dioxide; physical manipulation; mating; reproduction
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / drug effects; Bees / genetics; Brain / metabolism; Carbon Dioxide / pharmacology; Drosophila melanogaster / drug effects; Drosophila melanogaster / genetics; Drosophila melanogaster / physiology; Fat Body / metabolism; Female; Gene Expression Profiling; Gene Expression Regulation; Genome-Wide Association Study; Ovary / drug effects; Ovary / metabolism; Reproduction; Sexual Behavior, Animal / drug effects; Transcription, Genetic; Vitellogenins / genetics; Vitellogenins / metabolism
TL;DR: Comparisons with previous studies of honey bees and female Drosophila indicate that common molecular mechanisms may be responsible for regulating reproductive changes across different mating regimes and insect orders. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

Histological estimates of ovariole number in honey bee queens, Apis mellifera, reveal lack of correlation with other queen quality measures

Journal of Insect Science (Tucson, AZ), 11.

By: J. Jackson*, D. Tarpy n & S. Fahrbach*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / anatomy & histology; Bees / physiology; Female; Ovary / anatomy & histology; Ovary / physiology; Tissue Embedding / methods; Waxes
TL;DR: This study provides baseline data on ovariole number in commercial honey bee queens in the United States at a time when honey bee populations are declining; the method described can be used in studies relating ovarioel number in queens to egg production and behavior. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: NC State University Libraries, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2011 journal article

The physical, insemination, and reproductive quality of honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)

APIDOLOGIE, 42(1), 1–13.

By: D. Delaney n, J. Keller n, J. Caren n & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: honey bee queens; reproductive potential; insemination; parasitism; effective mating frequency
TL;DR: Significant variation is found in the physical, insemination, and mating quality of commercially produced queens, and significant correlations are detected within and among these various measures. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 article

Colony Collapse Disorder in context

Williams, G. R., Tarpy, D. R., vanEngelsdorp, D., Chauzat, M.-P., Cox-Foster, D. L., Delaplane, K. S., … Shutler, D. (2010, October). BIOESSAYS, Vol. 32, pp. 845–846.

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / microbiology; Colony Collapse / microbiology; Colony Collapse / parasitology; Mites / pathogenicity; Nosema / pathogenicity
TL;DR: Despite an almost 50% increase in world honey bee stocks over the last century, beekeepers have not kept pace with the >300% increase with pollinator-dependent crops, and has led to great uncertainty surrounding the recent large-scale die-offs. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Mating frequencies of Africanized honey bees in the south western USA

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 49(4), 302–310.

By: D. Tarpy n, J. Caren n, D. Delaney n, D. Sammataro*, J. Finley*, G. Loper*, G. DeGrandi-Hoffman*

author keywords: paternity analysis; genotyping; social insects; polyandry; microsatellites; Africanized honey bees
TL;DR: Though Africanized honey bee colonies are among the most genetically diverse Apis mellifera yet recorded, their queen mating frequencies are within the expected range of the species overall, including African honey bees in their native range. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science; OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

The effects of mating and instrumental insemination on queen honey bee flight behaviour and gene expression

INSECT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, 19(2), 153–162.

By: S. Kocher n, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

author keywords: honey bee; genomics; gene expression; reproduction; instrumental insemination; behavior
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / physiology; Brain / metabolism; Drosophila melanogaster / genetics; Drosophila melanogaster / physiology; Female; Flight, Animal / physiology; Gene Expression; Gene Expression Profiling; Genes, Insect; Insemination / genetics; Insemination, Artificial; Male; Models, Biological; Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis; Sexual Behavior, Animal / physiology; Sexual Maturation / genetics; Species Specificity; Vitellogenins / genetics
TL;DR: Effects on flight behaviour, vitellogenin expression and significant overlap in transcriptional profiles between this study and analogous studies in D. melanogaster are observed, suggesting that some post‐mating mechanisms are conserved across insect orders. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2010 journal article

Weighing Risk Factors Associated With Bee Colony Collapse Disorder by Classification and Regression Tree Analysis

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 103(5), 1517–1523.

By: D. vanEngelsdorp*, N. Speybroeck, J. Evans, B. Nguyen, C. Mullin, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. Cox-Foster ...

author keywords: colony collapse disorder; epidemiology; classification and regression tree analysis; pathogens; Apis mellifera
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / drug effects; Bees / genetics; Bees / physiology; Colony Collapse / classification; Colony Collapse / epidemiology; Coumaphos / toxicity; Drug Tolerance; Genetic Predisposition to Disease; Insecticides / toxicity; Pesticides / toxicity; Regression Analysis; Risk Factors; Syndrome
TL;DR: Evidence is provided that CCD is probably the result of several factors acting in concert, making afflicted colonies more susceptible to disease and the effect of sublethal pesticide exposure on pathogen prevalence and the role of variability in bee tolerance to pesticides on colony survivorship. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
10. Reduced Inequalities (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

"Entombed Pollen": A new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality

JOURNAL OF INVERTEBRATE PATHOLOGY, 101(2), 147–149.

By: D. vanEngelsdorp*, J. Evans*, L. Donovall*, C. Mullin*, M. Frazier*, J. Frazier*, D. Tarpy n, J. Hayes*, J. Pettis*

author keywords: Apis mellifera; Colony collapse disorder; Bee bread; Honey bee; Pesticide residues; Physical encapsulation; Entombed pollen
MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / growth & development; Bees / physiology; Honey; Larva / growth & development; Larva / physiology; Mortality; Pesticide Residues / analysis; Pollen; Risk Factors
TL;DR: There appears to be a lack of microbial agents in the pollen, and larvae and adult bees do not have an increased rate of mortality when they are fed diets supplemented with entombed pollen in vitro, suggesting that the pollen itself is not directly responsible for increased colony mortality. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
3. Good Health and Well-being (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

Queen reproductive state modulates pheromone production and queen-worker interactions in honeybees

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY, 20(5), 1007–1014.

By: S. Kocher n, F. Richard n, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

author keywords: behavior; caste; chemical communication; pheromone; reproduction; social insect
TL;DR: These studies suggest that the queen pheromone blend is modulated by the reproductive status of the queens, and workers can detect these subtle differences and are more responsive to queens with higher reproductive potential. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2009 journal article

The effects of size and reproductive quality on the outcomes of duels between honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.)

ETHOLOGY ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 21(2), 147–153.

By: D. Tarpy n & M. Mayer*

author keywords: honey bee queens; lethal fighting; reproductive quality; colony-level selection; social insect reproduction
TL;DR: It was found that heavier queens were significantly more likely to survive than lighter queens, suggesting that there may be opposing levels of selection acting on queen duels at the individual and colony levels. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2008 journal article

Genomic analysis of post-mating changes in the honey bee queen (Apis mellifera)

BMC GENOMICS, 9.

By: S. Kocher n, F. Richard n, D. Tarpy n & C. Grozinger n

MeSH headings : Animals; Base Sequence; Bees / genetics; Bees / growth & development; Bees / physiology; Brain / metabolism; DNA Primers / genetics; Drosophila / genetics; Drosophila / physiology; Female; Gene Expression Profiling; Genomics; Male; Oligonucleotide Array Sequence Analysis; Ovary / growth & development; Ovary / metabolism; RNA / genetics; RNA / metabolism; Reproduction / genetics; Reproduction / physiology; Sex Attractants / metabolism; Sexual Behavior, Animal; Species Specificity; Sperm Count; Vitellogenins / genetics; Vitellogenins / metabolism
TL;DR: Studying the underlying molecular mechanisms of post-mating changes in honey bee queens will not only give insight into how molecular mechanisms regulate physiological and behavioral changes, but they may also lead to important insights into the evolution of social behavior. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Comparison of parasitic mites in Russian-Hybrid and Italian honey bee (Hymenoptera : Apidae) colonies across three different locations in north Carolina

JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC ENTOMOLOGY, 100(2), 258–266.

By: D. Tarpy n, J. Summers n & J. Keller n

author keywords: honey bees; Russian stock; varroa mite; tracheal mite; integrative pest management
TL;DR: Beekeepers may benefit by incorporating commercially purchased mite-tolerant stocks into their existing integrated pest management programs, and statistically significant differences between the stocks in varroa mite intensity and daily mite drop are found. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2007 journal article

Queen promiscuity lowers disease within honeybee colonies

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 274(1606), 67–72.

By: T. Seeley* & D. Tarpy n

author keywords: disease; genetic diversity; honeybees; polyandry; social insects
MeSH headings : Animals; Bacteria / pathogenicity; Bees / genetics; Bees / microbiology; Bees / physiology; Female; Hierarchy, Social; Immunity, Innate / genetics; Immunity, Innate / physiology; Larva / genetics; Larva / microbiology; Larva / physiology; Male; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: Testing the hypothesis that polyandry by social insect queens is an adaptation to counter disease within their colonies found that, on average, colonies headed by multiple-drone inseminated queens had markedly lower disease intensity and higher colony strength at the end of the summer relative to colonies head by single-dr one insemination queens. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Environmental and genotypic effects on Russian-hybrid and Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera) (Hymenoptera : Apidae) foraging behavior

ENVIRONMENTAL ENTOMOLOGY, 35(6), 1610–1616.

By: K. Kreitlow & D. Tarpy*

author keywords: honeybees; foraging behavior; Russian bees; genotype-environment interactions
TL;DR: It is suggested that, while there are some notable differences between Russian-hybrid and Italian honey bees, the environment has a relatively larger impact on honey bee foraging behavior for these two stocks. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2006 journal article

Lower disease infections in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies headed by polyandrous vs monandrous queens

NATURWISSENSCHAFTEN, 93(4), 195–199.

By: D. Tarpy n & T. Seeley*

MeSH headings : Animals; Bees / genetics; Bees / parasitology; Environment; Female; Genetic Variation; Male; Sexual Behavior, Animal
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that disease can be an important factor in the ecology of honeybee colonies and they provide strong support for the disease hypothesis for the evolution of polyandry by social insect queens. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Multiple micro-organisms in chalkbrood mummies: evidence and implications

JOURNAL OF APICULTURAL RESEARCH, 44(1), 29–32.

By: R. Johnson*, M. Zaman*, M. Decelle*, A. Siegel*, D. Tarpy n, E. Siegel*, P. Starks*

author keywords: chalkbrood; Ascosphaera apis; honey bees; Apis mellifera; brood diseases
TL;DR: The data indicate that previous experiments intended to study the effects of A. apis in honey bees have rather studied the response of honey bees to a cocktail of fungal and bacterial agents, and raise the possibility that the observed honey bee response may have been muted, magnified, or both. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
14. Life Below Water (OpenAlex)
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2005 journal article

Three mechanisms of queen elimination in swarming honey bee colonies

Apidologie, 36(3), 461–474.

By: D. Gilley* & D. Tarpy*

author keywords: Swarming; queen elimination; queen duel; queen fight; pre-emergence destruction
TL;DR: L'elimination d'une reine est un processus par lequel toutes les reines non accouplees and produites au cours de the scission (essaimage) de la colonie, sauf une, sont eliminees du nid parental. (via Semantic Scholar)
Sources: Crossref, NC State University Libraries
Added: September 8, 2020

2004 journal article

A scientific note on the revised estimates of effective paternity frequency in Apis

INSECTES SOCIAUX, 51(2), 203–204.

By: D. Tarpy n, R. Nielsen* & D. Nielsen*

author keywords: paternity; genetic analysis; mating number; honey bees; Apis
TL;DR: A recently developed estimator of effective paternity is employed, and it is demonstrated that it has little effect on the average paternity estimates but that it can have a profound impact on the variance of individual estimates. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 review

Group decision making during queen production in colonies of highly eusocial bees

[Review of ]. APIDOLOGIE, 35(2), 207–216.

By: D. Tarpy n & D. Gilley*

author keywords: queen rearing; group decision making; queen elimination; colony reproduction; highly eusocial bees
TL;DR: There is a high potential for group decision making during queen production in eusocial bees, given the importance of a queen to the inclusive fitness of all nestmates, and such group decisions are likely to have a profound influence on the reproductive success of highly eussocial bee colonies. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
16. Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions (OpenAlex)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2004 review

Levels of selection in a social insect: a review of conflict and cooperation during honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen replacement

[Review of ]. BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY, 55(6), 513–523.

By: D. Tarpy n, D. Gilley* & T. Seeley*

author keywords: polygyny; nepotism; colony reproduction; reproductive conflict; levels of selection
TL;DR: It appears that potential conflict over queen replacement in honey bees has not translated into actual conflict, suggesting that between-colony selection predominates during these important events in a colony’s life cycle. (via Semantic Scholar)
UN Sustainable Development Goal Categories
15. Life on Land (Web of Science)
Sources: Web Of Science, NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

2003 journal article

Bet hedging by honey bee queens

American Bee Journal, 143(12), 937–939.

By: D. Tarpy

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

journal article

A national survey of managed honey bee 2013-2014 annual colony losses in the USA

Lee, K. V., Steinhauer, N., Rennich, K., Wilson, M. E., Tarpy, D. R., Caron, D. M., … vanEngelsdorp, D. Apidologie, 46(3), 292–305.

By: K. Lee, N. Steinhauer, K. Rennich, M. Wilson, D. Tarpy, D. Caron, R. Rose, K. Delaplane ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

journal article

A national survey of managed honey bee 2014-2015 annual colony losses in the USA

Seitz, N., Traynor, K. S., Steinhauer, N., Rennich, K., Wilson, M. E., Ellis, J. D., … Pettis, J. S. Journal of Apicultural Research, 54(4), 292–304.

By: N. Seitz, K. Traynor, N. Steinhauer, K. Rennich, M. Wilson, J. Ellis, R. Rose, D. Tarpy ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

journal article

Comparing pairs of Russian and Italian colonies by new beekeepers in North Carolina

Tarpy, D. R., Summers, J., Keller, J. J., & Hensey, W. American Bee Journal, 147(2), 149–152.

By: D. Tarpy, J. Summers, J. Keller & W. Hensey

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

review

Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera research

Human, H., Brodschneider, R., Dietemann, V., Dively, G., Ellis, J. D., Forsgren, E., … Tanner, G. [Review of ]. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4).

By: H. Human, R. Brodschneider, V. Dietemann, G. Dively, J. Ellis, E. Forsgren, I. Fries, F. Hatjina ...

Source: NC State University Libraries
Added: August 6, 2018

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