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Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Honey Bee Research and Extension Lab

Publications by Year

Dr. Jamie Ellis and his team of researchers at the University of Florida Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory work on projects year round. The publications listed below are arranged by date. If you would like to view a list of publications by topic, click the button below.  

  • 2019

    • Campbell, J.W., Kimmel, C.B., Grodsky, S.M., Smithers, C., Daniels, J.C., Ellis, J.D. 2019. Wildflower plantings harbor increased arthropod richness and abundance within agricultural areas in Florida (USA). Ecosphere 10(10): e02890. 18 pp. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.2890.
    • Campbell, J.W., Bammer, M., Bustamante, T.A., Ellis, J.D. 2019. The health of commercial Bombus impatiens (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies after foraging in Florida watermelon and blueberry. Environmental Entomology, 48(5): 1197-1202. https://doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvz081.
    • Boardman, L., Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B., Ellis, J.D. 2019. The mitochondrial genome of the Carniolan honey bee, Apis mellifera carnica (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4(2): 3288-3290. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2019.1671250.
    • Boardman, L., Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B., Ellis, J.D. 2019. The complete mitochondrial genome of Apis mellifera unicolor (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), the Malagasy honey bee. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 4(2): 3286-3287. https://doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2019.1671247.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Bruckner, S., Williams, G.R., Ellis, J.D. 2019. Comparative morphology of adult honey bees, Apis mellifera, reared in vitro or by their parental colony. Journal of Apicultural Research, 58(4): 580-586. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2019.1616976.
    • Campbell, J.W., Stanley-Stahr, C., Bammer, M., Daniels, J.C., Ellis, J.D. 2019. Contribution of bees and other pollinators to watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) pollination. Journal of Apicultural Research, 58(4): 597-603. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2019.1614271.
    • Lau, P., Bryant, V., Ellis, J.D., Huang, Z.Y., Sullivan, J., Schmehl, D.R., Cabrera, A.R. Rangel, J., 2019. Seasonal variation of pollen collected by honey bees (Apis mellifera) in developed areas across four regions in the United States. PLOS ONE, 14(6): e0217294. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0217294.
    • Ray, H.A., Stuhl, C.J., Kane, M.E., Ellis, J.D., Daniels, J.C., Gillett-Kaufman, J.L. 2019. Aspects of the pollination biology of Encyclia tampenis, the commercially exploited butterfly orchid, and Prosthechea cochleata, the endangered clamshell orchid, in south Florida. Florida Entomologist, 102(1): 154 – 160. https://doi.org/10.1653/024.102.0125.
    • Cope, G.C., Campbell, J.W., Grodsky, S.M., Ellis, J.D. 2019. Evaluation of nest-site selection of ground-nesting bees and wasps (Hymenoptera) using emergence traps. Canadian Entomologist, 151(2): 260-271. https://doi.org/10.4039/tce.2019.3.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Jack, C.J., Bustamante, T.A., Schmehl, D.R., Ellis, J.D. 2019. Effects of supplemental pollen feeding on honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colony strength and Nosema infection. Journal of Economic Entomology, 112(1): 60-66. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy341.
    • Ramsey, S.D., Ochoa, R., Bauchan, G., Gulbronson, C., Mowery, J.D., Cohen, A., Lim, D., Joklik, J., Cicero, J.M., Ellis, J.D., Hawthorne, D., vanEngelsdorp, D. 2019. Varroa destructor feeds primarily on honey bee fat body tissue and not hemolymph. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(5): 1792-1801. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1818371116.
    • Ostiguy, N., Drummond, F.A., Aronstein, K., Eitzer, B., Ellis, J.D., Spivak, M., Shepherd, W.S. 2019. Honey bee exposure to pesticides: a four-year nationwide study. Insects, 10(1), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects10010013.
    • Dai, P., Jack, C.J., Mortensen, A.N., Bustamante, T., Bloomquist, J.R. Ellis, J.D. 2019. Chronic toxicity of clothianidin, imidacloprid, chlorpyrifos, and dimethoate to Apis mellifera larvae reared in vitro. Pest Management Science, 75: 29 – 36. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5124.
    • Beaurepaire, A.L., Ellis, J.D., Krieger, K.J., Moritz, R.F.A. 2019. Association of Varroa destructor females in multiply infested cells of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Insect Science, 26(1): 128-134. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1744-7917.12529.

  • 2018

    • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2018. The effects of artificial rearing environment on the behavior of adult honey bees, Apis mellifera Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 72:92. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-018-2507-5.
    • Eimanifar, A, Brooks, S.A., Bustamante, T., Ellis, J.D. 2018. Population genomics and morphometric assignment of western honey bees (Apis mellifera) in the Republic of South Africa. BMC Genomics 19: 615. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-018-4998-x.
    • Mortensen, A., Jack, C.J., Ellis, J.D. 2018. The discovery of Varroa destructor on drone honey bees, Apis mellifera, at drone congregation areas. Parasitology Research 117: 3337-3339. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00436-018-6035-z.
    • Dai, P., Jack, C.J., Mortensen, A.N., Bloomquist, J.R. Ellis, J.D. 2018. The impacts of chlorothalonil and diflubenzuron on Apis mellifera larvae reared in vitro. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 164: 283-288. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2018.08.039.
    • Campbell, J.W., Kimmel, C.B., Bammer, M., Stanley-Stahr, C., Daniels, J.C., Ellis, J.D. 2018. Managed and wild bee flower visitors and their potential contribution to pollination services of low-chill highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum; Ericales: Ericaceae). Journal of Economic Entomology 111(5): 2011-2016. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy215.
    • Mortensen, A., Ellis, J.D. 2018. A honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony’s brood survival rate predicts its in vitro-reared brood survival rate. Apidologie 49(5): 573-580. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-018-0584-0.
    • Campbell, J.W., Daniels, J.C., Ellis, J.D. 2018. Fruit set and single visit stigma pollen deposition by managed bumble bees and wild bees in Citrullus lanatus (Cucurbitales: Cucurbitaceae). Journal of Economic Entomology 111(2): 989-992. https://doi.org/10.1093/jee/toy008.
    • Cilia, G., Cardaio, I., dos Santos, P.E.J., Ellis, J.D., Nanetti, A. 2018. The first detection of Nosema ceranae (Microsporidia) in the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Apidologie 49(5): 619-624. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-018-0589-8.
    • Dai, P., Jack, C.J., Mortensen, A.N., Bustamante, T., Ellis, J.D. 2018. Chronic toxicity of amitraz, coumaphos and fluvalinate to Apis mellifera larvae reared in vitro. Scientific Reports, 8:5635. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-24045-3.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Ellis, J.D. 2018. Mitochondrial genome diversity and population structure of two western honey bee subspecies in the Republic of South Africa. Scientific Reports, 8:1333. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-19759-3.
    • Campbell, J.W., Irvin, J.H., Ellis, J.D. 2018. Bee contribution to partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata) pollination in Florida. American Midland Naturalist, 179: 86-93. http://dx.doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-179.1.86.
    • Weeks, E.N.I., Schmehl, D., Baniszewski, J., Tomé, H.V.V., Cuda, J.P., Ellis, J.D., Stevens, B.R. 2018. Safety of methionine, a novel biopesticide, to adult and larval honey bees (Apis mellifera). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 149: 211-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoenv.2017.11.026.

  • 2017

    • Dai, P., Jack, C.J., Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2017. Acute toxicity of five pesticides to Apis mellifera larvae reared in vitro. Pest Management Science, 73: 2282-2286. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ps.4608.
    • Campbell, J., Smithers, C., Irvin, A., Kimmel, C.B., Stanley-Stahr, C., Daniels, J.C., Ellis, J.D. 2017. Trap nesting wasps and bees in agriculture: a comparison of sown wildflower and fallow plots in Florida. Insects, 8(4), 107. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/insects8040107.
    • Isaacs, R., Williams, N., Ellis, J.D., Pitts-Singer, T.L., Bommarco, R., Vaughn, M. 2017. Integrated crop pollination: combining strategies to ensure stable and sustainable yields of pollination-dependent crops. Basic and Applied Ecology, 22: 44 – 60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2017.07.003.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B, Ellis, J.D. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of an east African honey bee, Apis mellifera monticola Smith (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 2(2): 589-590. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1372722.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B, Ellis, J.D. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of Apis nuluensis Tingek, an Asian honey bee (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 2(2): 552-553. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1365655.
    • Sohail, M., Aqueel, M.A., Ellis, J.D., Afzal, M., Raza, A.M. 2017. Seasonal abundance of greater wax moths (Galleria mellonella ) in hives of western honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) correlates with minimum and maximum ambient temperature. Journal of Apicultural Research, 56(4): 416-420. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2017.1335824.
    • Cicero, J.M., Ellis, J.D. 2017. Dipterous larval endoparasitoids of the African honey bee subspecies Apis mellifera capensis and Apis mellifera scutellata Lep. (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Journal of Apicultural Research, 56(4): 409-415. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2017.1323837.
    • Kulhanek, K., Steinhauer, N., Rennich, K., Caron, D.M., Sagili, R., Pettis, J., Ellis, J.D., Wilson, M., Wilkes, J., Tarpy, D.R., Rose, R., Lee, K., Rangel, J., vanEngelsdorp, D. 2017. A national survey of managed honey bee 2015-2016 annual colony losses in the USA. Journal of Apicultural Research, 56(4): 328-340. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2017.1344496.
    • Campbell, J.W., O’Brien, J., Irvin, J.H., Kimmel, C.B., Daniels, J.C., Ellis, J.D. 2017. Managed bumble bees (Bombus impatiens) (Hymenoptera: Apidae) caged with blueberry bushes at high density did not increase fruit set or fruit weight compared to open pollination. Environmental Entomology, 46(2): 237-242. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ee/nvx044.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B., Ellis, J.D. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of Apis mellifera meda (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2(1): 268-269. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1325342.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Moustafa, D.M., Haddad, N., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B., Ellis, J.D. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Egyptian honey bees, Apis mellifera lamarckii (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2(1): 270-272. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1325343.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Fuchs, S., Grünewald, B., Ellis, J.D. 2017. The complete mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic placement of Apis nigrocincta Smith (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), an Asian, cavity-nesting honey bee. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 2(1): 249-250. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2017.1318683.
    • al Toufailia, H., Alves, D.A., de C Bená, D., Bento, J.M.S., Iwanicki, N.S.A., Cline, A.R., Ellis, J.D., Ratnieks, F.L.W. 2017. First record of small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, in South America. Journal of Apicultural Research 56(1): 76-80. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2017.1284476.
    • Jia, H., Dai, P., Geng, L., Jack, C.J., Li, Y., Wu, Y., Diao, Q., Ellis, J.D. 2017. No effect of Bt Cry1le toxin on bacterial diversity in the midgut of the Chinese honey bee, Apis cerana cerana (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Scientific Reports 7: 41688. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep41688.

  • 2016

    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Ellis, J.D. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of the hybrid honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis × Apis mellifera scutellata, from South Africa. Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 1(1): 856-857. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2016.1250132.
    • Eimanifar, A., Kimball, R.T., Braun, E.L., Ellis, J.D. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of the Cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 1(1): 817-819. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23802359.2016.1241682.
    • Dai, P., Jia, H., Jack, C., Geng, L., Liu, F., Hou, C., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Bt Cry1Le toxin does not impact the survival and pollen consumption of Chinese honey bees, Apis cerana cerana (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Journal of Economic Entomology 109(6): 2259-2263. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jee/tow204.
    • Campbell, J.W., Cabrera, A.R., Stanley-Stahr, C., Ellis, J.D. 2016. An evaluation of the honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) safety profile of a new systemic insecticide, Flupyradifurone, under field conditions in Florida. Journal of Economic Entomology 109(5): 1967-1972. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jee/tow186.
    • Schmehl, D.R., Tomé, H.V.V., Mortensen, A.N., Martins, G.F., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Improved protocol for the in vitro rearing of Apis mellifera Journal of Apicultural Research 55(2): 113-129. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2016.1203530.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Managed European-derived honey bee, Apis mellifera sspp, colonies reduce African-matriline honey bee, m. scutellata, drones at regional mating congregations. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0161331.
    • González-Cabrera, J., Rodríguez-Vargas, S., Davies, T.G.E., Field, L.M., Schmehl, D., Ellis, J.D., Krieger, K., Williamson, M.S. 2016. Novel mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel of pyrethroid-resistant Varroa destructor populations from the Southeastern USA. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0155332.
    • Campbell, J.W., Ivrin, A., Irvin, H., Stanley-Stahr, C., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Insect visitors to flowering buckwheat, Fagropyrum esculentum (Polygonales: Polygonaceae), in North-Central Florida. Florida Entomologist 99(2): 264-268. http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.099.0216.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Schmehl, D.R., Allsopp, M., Bustamante, T.A., Kimmel, C.B., Dykes, M.E., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Differences in Varroa destructor infestation rates of two indigenous subspecies of Apis mellifera in the Republic of South Africa. Experimental and Applied Acarology 68: 509-514. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10493-015-9999-8. Erratum to:  Mortensen, A.N., Schmehl, D.R., Allsopp, M., Bustamante, T.A., Kimmel, C.B., Dykes, M.E., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Differences in Varroa destructor infestation rates of two indigenous subspecies of Apis mellifera in the Republic of South Africa. Experimental and Applied Acarology 68: 517-518. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10493-016-0016-7
  • 2015

    • Seitz, N., Traynor, K.S., Steinhauer, N., Rennich, K., Wilson, M.E., Ellis, J.D., Rose, R., Tarpy, D.R., Sagili, R.R., Caron, D.M., Delaplane, K.S., Rangel, J., Lee, K., Baylis, K., Wilkes, J.T., Skinner, J.A., Pettis, J.S., vanEngelsdorp, D. 2015. A national survey of managed honey bee 2014 - 2015 annual losses in the USA. Journal of Apicultural Research 54(4): 292 – 304. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2016.1153294.
    • Williams, N.M., Ward, K.L., Pope, N., Isaacs, R., Wilson, J., May, E.A., Ellis, J.D., Daniels, J., Pence, A., Ullmann, K., Peters, J. 2015. Native wildflower planting support wild bee abundance and diversity in agricultural landscapes across the United States. Ecological Applications 25(8): 2119-2131. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1748.1.
    • Graham, J.R., Willcox, E., Ellis, J.D. 2015. The potential management of a ground-nesting, solitary bee: Anthophora abrupta (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Florida Entomologist 98(2): 528-535. http://dx.doi.org/10.1653/024.098.0220.
    • Fleming, J.C., Schmehl, D.R., Ellis, J.D. 2015. Characterizing the impact of commercial pollen substitute diets on the level of Nosema in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). PLoS ONE 10(7): e0132014. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132014.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2015. The frequency of African (Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier) matrilineal usurpation of managed European-derived honey bee ( mellifera L.) colonies in the southeastern United States. Insectes Sociaux 62:151-155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00040-014-03831.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2015. A scientific note on the prevalence of the cordovan phenotype in the African-derived honey bee population in the Southeastern United States. Apidologie 46(1): 46-48. http://dx.doi.org/1007/s13592-014-0294-1.

  • 2014

    • Graham, J.R., Tan, Q., Jones, L.C., Ellis, J.D. 2014. Native Buzz: citizen scientists creating nesting habitat for solitary bees and wasps. Florida Scientist 77(4): 204-218. http://www.jstor.org/stable/24321925.
    • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2014. Scientific note on a single-user method for identifying drone congregation areas. Journal of Apicultural Research 53(4): 424-425. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.12.

  • 2013

    • Morais, M.M., Turcatto, A.P., Pereira, R.A., Francoy, T.M., Guidugli-Lazzarini, K.R., Gonçalves, L.S., de Almeida, J.M.V., Ellis, J.D., De Jong, D. 2013. Protein levels and colony development of Africanized and European honey bees fed natural and artificial diets. Genetics and Molecular Research 12(4): 6915-6922. http://dx.doi.org/10.4238/2013.December.19.10.
    • Carreck, N.L., Andree, M., Brent, C.S., Cox-Foster, D., Dade, H.A., Ellis, J.D., Hatijina, F., vanEngelsdorp, D. 2013. Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection. In. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): 40 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.03.
    • Neumann, P., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J.S., Pirk, C.W.W., Schäfer, M.O., Tanner, G., Ellis, J.D. 2013. Standard methods for small hive beetle research. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): 32 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.19.
    • Human, H., Brodschneider, R., Dietemann, V., Dively, G., Ellis, J.D., Forsgren, E., Fries, I, Hatjina, F., Hu, F-L, Jaffé, R., Jensen, A.B., Köhler, A., Magyar, J.P., Özkýrým, A., Pirk, C.W.W., Rose, R., Strauss, U., Tanner, G., Tarpy, D.R., van der Steen, J.J.M., Vaudo, A., Vejsnæs, F., Wilde, J., Williams, G.R.., Zheng, H-Q. 2013. Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): 56 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.10.
    • Dietemann, V., Ellis, J.D., Neumann, P. 2013. The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume II, Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research: Introduction. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): 4 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.16.
    • Dietemann, V., Ellis, J.D., Neumann, P. 2013. The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume I, Standard methods for Apis mellifera research: Introduction. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: standard methods for Apis mellifera Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): 4 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.23.
    • Dietemann, V., Neumann, P., Ellis, J.D. 2013. Guest Editorial: The COLOSS BEEBOOK – Part 1. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1): 4 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.01.
    • James, R.R., Ellis, J.D., Duehl, A. 2013. The potential for using ozone to decrease pesticide residues in honey bee comb. Agriculture Science 1(1): 1-16. http://dx.doi.org/10.12735/as.v1i1p01.
    • Ellis, J.D., Graham, J.R., Mortensen, A. 2013. Standard methods for wax moth research. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1): 18 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.10.
    • Dietemann, V., Nazzi, F., Martin, S., Anderson, D., Locke, B., Delaplane, K., Wauquiez, Q., Tannahill, C., Ziegelmann, B., Rosenkranz, P., Ellis, J.D. 2013. Standard methods for varroa research. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume II: standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research. Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1): 54 pp. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.09.
    • Graham, J.R., Carroll, M.J., Teal, P.E.A., Ellis, J.D. 2013. A scientific note on the comparison of airborne volatiles produced by commercial bumble bee (Bombus impatiens) and honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Apidologie 44:110-112. http://dx.doi.org/1007/s13592-012-0162-9.

  • 2012

    • Williams, G.R., Dietemann, V., Ellis, J.D., Neumann, P. 2012. An update on the COLOSS network and the BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera Journal of Apicultural Research 51(2): 151-153. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.51.01.
    • Gregorc, A., Evans, J.D., Scharf, M., Ellis, J.D. 2012. Gene expression in honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae exposed to pesticides and Varroa mites (Varroa destructor). Journal of Insect Physiology 58: 1042-1049. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2012.03.015.
    • Vaudo, A., Ellis, J.D., Cambray, G., Hill, M.P. 2012. Honey bee (Apis mellifera capensis/ m. scutellata hybrid) nesting behavior in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Insectes Sociaux 59: 323-331. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00040-012-0223-0.
    • Ellis, J.D. 2012. The honey bee crisis. Outlooks on Pest Management, 23(1): 35-40. https://doi.org/10.1564/22feb10.
    • Atkinson, E., Ellis, J.D. 2012. Temperature-dependent clustering behavior of Aethina tumida Murray in Apis mellifera colonies. Journal of Insect Behavior 25: 604-611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10905-012-9326-8.
    • Vaudo, A., Ellis, J.D., Cambray, G., Hill, M.P. 2012. The effects of land use on honey bee (Apis mellifera) population density and colony strength parameters in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Insect Conservation 16: 601-611. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10841-011-9445-0.

  • 2011

    • Graham, J., Ellis, J.D., Benda, N.D., Kurtzman, C.P., Boucias, D. 2011. Kodamaea ohmeri (Ascomycota: Saccharomycotina) presence in commercial Bombus impatiens Cresson and feral Bombus pennsylvanicus DeGeer (Hymenoptera: Apidae) Journal of Apicultural Research 50(3): 218-226. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.50.3.06.
    • Atkinson, E., Ellis, J.D. 2011. Honey bee, Apis mellifera, confinement behavior toward beetle invaders. Insectes Sociaux 58:495-503. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00040-011-0169-7.
    • Fakhimzadeh, K., Ellis, J.D., Hayes, G.W. 2011. Physical control of varroa mites (Varroa destructor): the effects of various dust materials on varroa mite fall from adult honey bees (Apis mellifera) in vitro. Journal of Apicultural Research 50(3): 203-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.50.3.04.
    • Graham, J.R., Ellis, J.D., Carroll, M.J., Teal, P.A. 2011. Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) attraction to volatiles produced by Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Bombus impatiens Cresson (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. Apidologie 3: 326-336. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13592-011-0017-9.
    • Atkinson, E., Ellis, J.D. 2011. Adaptive behavior of honeybees (Apis mellifera) toward beetle invaders exhibiting various levels of colony integration. Physiological Entomology 36:282-289. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.2010.00774.x.
    • Gregorc, A., Ellis, J.D. 2011. Cell death localization in situ in laboratory reared honey bee (Apis mellifera) larvae treated with pesticides. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology 99: 200-207. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2010.12.005.

  • 2010

    • Hunter, W., Ellis, J.D., vanEngelsdorp, D., Hayes, J., Westervelt, D., Glick, E., Williams, M., Sela, I., Maori, E., Pettis, J., Cox-Foster, D., Paldi, N. 2010. Large-scale field application of RNAi technology reducing Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus disease in honey bees (Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera: Apidae). PLoS Pathogens 6(12): e1001160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1001160.
    • Delaplane, K.S., Ellis, J.D., Hood, W.M. 2010. A test for interactions between Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) and Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in colonies of honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 103(5): 711-715. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/AN09169.
    • Ellis, J.D., Evans, J.D., Pettis, J. 2010. Colony losses, managed colony population decline, and Colony Collapse Disorder in the United States. Journal of Apicultural Research 49(1): 134-136. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.49.1.30. Invited Review Article.
    • Ellis, J.D., Spiewok, S., Delaplane, K.S., Buchholz, S., Neumann, P., Tedders, L. 2010. Susceptibility of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) larvae and pupae to entomopathogenic nematodes. Journal of Economic Entomology 103(1): 1-9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/EC08384.

  • 2009

    • Ellis, A.M., Hayes, G.W., Ellis, J.D. 2009. The efficacy of dusting honey bee colonies with powdered sugar to reduce varroa mite populations. Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 48(1): 72-76. http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.48.1.14.
    • Ellis, A.M., Hayes, J., Ellis, J.D. 2009. The efficacy of small cell foundation as a varroa mite control. Experimental and Applied Acarology 47: 311-316. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10493-008-9221-3.

  • 2008

    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S. 2008. Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) oviposition behavior in sealed brood cells with notes on the removal of the cell contents by European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Apicultural Research 47(3): 210-215. http://dx.doi.org/10.3827/IBRA.1.47.3.09.
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S., Cline, A., McHugh, J.V. 2008. The association of multiple sap beetle species (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) with western honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies in North America. Journal of Apicultural Research 47(3): 188-189. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2008.11101456.
    • Neumann, P., Ellis, J.D. 2008. The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray, Coleoptera: Nitidulidae): distribution, biology and control of an invasive species. Journal of Apicultural Research 47(3): 181-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2008.11101453.

  • 2007
  • 2006
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S. 2006. The effects of habitat type, ApilifeVAR™, and screened bottom boards on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) entry into honey bee (Apis mellifera) American Bee Journal 146(5): 537-539.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R. 2006. An ecological digest of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida), a symbiont in honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux 53: 8-19. http://dx.doi.org/1007/s00040-005-0851-8. Review Article.
  • 2005
  • 2004
    • Ellis, J.D., Rong, I.H., Hill, M.P., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2004. The susceptibility of small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) pupae to fungal pathogens. American Bee Journal 144(6): 486-488.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2004. Confinement of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida) by Cape honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis). Apidologie 35(4): 389-396. https://doi.org/10.1051/apido:2004030.
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S., Richards, C.S., Hepburn, H.R., Berry, J.A., Elzen, P.J. 2004. Hygienic behavior of Cape and European Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) toward Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) eggs oviposited in sealed bee brood. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(4): 860-864. https://doi.org/10.1603/0013-8746(2004)097[0860:HBOCAE]2.0.CO;2.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Luckmann, B., Elzen, P.J. 2004. The effects of soil type, moisture, and density on pupation success of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Environmental Entomology 33(4): 794-798. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0046-225X-33.4.794.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2004. Confinement behavior of cape honey bees (Apis mellifera capensis) in relation to population densities of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray). Journal of Insect Behavior 17(6): 835-842. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/B:JOIR.0000048992.26016.7f.
  • 2003
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Delaplane, K.S., Neumann, P., Elzen, P.J. 2003. The effects of adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), on nests and flight activity of Cape and European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie 34: 399-408. https://doi.org/10.1051/apido:2003038.
    • Ellis, J.D., Holland, A.J., Hepburn, H.R., Neumann, P., Elzen, P.J. 2003. Cape (Apis mellifera capensis) and European (Apis mellifera) honey bee guard age and duration of guarding small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). Journal of Apicultural Research 42(3): 32-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2003.11101085.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Ellis, A.M., Elzen, P.J. 2003. Social encapsulation of the small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) by European honeybees (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux 50: 286-291. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00040-003-0671-7.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Ellis, A.M., Elzen, P.J. 2003. Prison construction and guarding behaviour by European honeybees is dependent on inmate small hive beetle density. Naturwissenschaften 90: 382-384. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-003-0447-y.
    • Ellis, J.D., Richards, C.S., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2003. Oviposition by small hive beetles elicits hygienic responses from Cape honeybees. Naturwissenschaften 90(11): 532-535. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-003-0476-6.
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2003. Efficacy of modified hive entrances and a bottom screen device for controlling Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) infestations in Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. Journal of Economic Entomology 96(6): 1647-1652. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-96.6.1647.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R. 2003. A note on mapping propolis deposits in Cape honey bee (Apis mellifera capensis) colonies. African Entomology 11(1): 122-124. http://hdl.handle.net/10520/EJC32532.
    • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Delaplane, K.S., Elzen, P.J. 2003. A scientific note on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) oviposition and behaviour during European (Apis mellifera) honey bee clustering and absconding events. Journal of Apicultural Research 42(1-2): 47-48. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2003.11101089.
  • 2002
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2002. Controlling small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies using a modified hive entrance. American Bee Journal 142(4): 288-290.
    • Ellis, J.D., Pirk, C.W.W., Hepburn, H.R., Kastberger, G., Elzen, P.J. 2002. Small hive beetles survive in honeybee prisons by behavioural mimicry. Naturwissenschaften 89: 326-328. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00114-002-0326-y.
    • Ellis, J.D., Neumann, P., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2002. Longevity and reproductive success of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) fed different natural diets. Journal of Economic Entomology 95(5): 902-907. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jee/95.5.902.
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S., Hood, W.M. 2002. Small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) weight, gross biometry, and sex proportion at three locations in the southeastern United States. American Bee Journal 142(7): 520-522.
    • Elzen, P.J., Westervelt, D., Causey, D., Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, R., Neumann, P. 2002. Method of application of Tylosin, an antibiotic for American foulbrood control, with effects on small hive beetle (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) populations. Journal of Economic Entomology 95(6): 1119-1122. http://dx.doi.org/10.1603/0022-0493-95.6.1119.
  • 2001
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S., Hood, W.M. 2001. Efficacy of a bottom screen device, Apistan™, and ApilifeVAR™ in controlling Varroa destructor. American Bee Journal 141(11): 813-816.
    • Ellis, J.D., Delaplane, K.S. 2001. A scientific note on Apis mellifera brood attractiveness to Varroa destructor as affected by the chemotherapeutic history of the brood. Apidologie 32: 449-450. http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:2001143.

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