Summary: The management and maintenance of colonies of honeybees.

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  1. Glenny W, Cavigli I, Daughenbaugh K, Radford R, Kegley S, Flenniken M. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony health and pathogen composition in migratory beekeeping operations involved in California almond pollination. PLoS ONE. 2017;12:e0182814 pubmed publisher
    ..colonies varied throughout the year and was strongly associated with the sampling date, and was influenced by beekeeping operation, colony health, and mite infestation level...
  2. Frey E, Rosenkranz P. Autumn invasion rates of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) into honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies and the resulting increase in mite populations. J Econ Entomol. 2014;107:508-15 pubmed
    ..Therefore, mite invasion and late-year population growth must be considered more carefully for future treatment concepts in temperate regions. ..
  3. Owen R. Role of Human Action in the Spread of Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Pathogens. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:797-801 pubmed publisher
    ..In this essay, I will argue that the global trade in honey bees and migratory beekeeping practices within countries has enabled pathogens to spread quickly...
  4. Alquisira Ramírez E, Peña Chora G, Hernández Velázquez V, Alvear García A, Arenas Sosa I, Suárez Rodríguez R. Effects of Bacillus thuringiensis strains virulent to Varroa destructor on larvae and adults of Apis mellifera. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2017;142:69-78 pubmed publisher
    ..mellifera. Additionally, the overuse of synthetic miticides, which produce both lethal and sublethal effects on bees, can be reduced. ..
  5. Sowa P, Grabek Lejko D, Wesołowska M, Swacha S, Dzugan M. Hydrogen peroxide-dependent antibacterial action of Melilotus albus honey. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2017;65:82-89 pubmed publisher
    ..It was shown that antibacterial activity of melilot honey is created by hydrogen peroxide and other bioactive compounds. ..
  6. Bourgeois L, Beaman L. Tracking the Genetic Stability of a Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Breeding Program With Genetic Markers. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1419-1423 pubmed publisher
    ..The successful application of the GSI assay in a commercial breeding program demonstrates the utility and stability of such technology to contribute to and monitor the genetic integrity of a breeding stock of an insect species. ..
  7. Ratnieks F, Carreck N. Ecology. Clarity on honey bee collapse?. Science. 2010;327:152-3 pubmed publisher
  8. Levy S. The pollinator crisis: What's best for bees. Nature. 2011;479:164-5 pubmed publisher
  9. Varga E, Kausar F, Aberer W, Zach M, Eber E, Durham S, et al. Tolerant beekeepers display venom-specific functional IgG4 antibodies in the absence of specific IgE. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013;131:1419-21 pubmed publisher

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  1. Degrandi Hoffman G, Ahumada F, Graham H. Are Dispersal Mechanisms Changing the Host-Parasite Relationship and Increasing the Virulence of Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae) in Managed Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Colonies?. Environ Entomol. 2017;46:737-746 pubmed publisher
    ..We suggest new research directions to investigate factors leading to mite dispersal on foragers, and mite management strategies with consideration of varroa as a migratory pest. ..
  2. Paillard M, Rousseau A, Giovenazzo P, Bailey J. Preservation of Domesticated Honey Bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Drone Semen. J Econ Entomol. 2017;110:1412-1418 pubmed publisher