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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (5) pp. 503-513 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.5.04 Date December 2014 Article Title The antimicrobial activity and microbiological safety of stingless bee honeys from Costa Rica. Author(s) Gabriel Zamora, Kees Beukelman, Bert van den Berg, María L Arias, Eduardo Umaña, Ingrid Aguilar, Luis A Sánchez, Natalia Fallas,…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 500-502 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.05 Date September 2014 Article Title An optimised technique for the preparation of honey sacs of Apis mellifera L. Author(s) Jana E Reetz and Klaus Wallner Abstract In the past, significant questions about the foraging behaviour of honey bees (Apis…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 496-499 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.01 Date September 2014 Article Title Characterization of “pollen balls” in commercial populations of the alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata in Canada Author(s) Mark S Goettel, Grant M Duke and Gerald C Kozub Abstract To determine the quality of their…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 493-495 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.02 Date September 2014 Article Title Measuring sperm viability over time in honey bee queens to determine patterns in stored-sperm and queen longevity Author(s) David R. Tarpy and Ray Olivarez, Jr. Abstract Honey bees, the primary insect pollinator of almost…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 489-492 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.14 Date September 2014 Article Title Nectar phenolics drive cross visits between dimorphic flowers by honey bees Author(s) Guangyin Zhao, Jianjun Li, Nayan Di, and Fanglin Liu Abstract Broccoli (Brassica oleracea) is widely grown. For hybrid seed production, farmers use…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 478-488 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.04 Date September 2014 Article Title Occurrence and status of bee-eaters, Merops spp. (Coraciiformes: Meropidae), and their attacks on honey bee colonies in Kerbala Province, Iraq Author(s) Murtadha K Glaiim Abstract This study investigated the frequency of visits by bee-eaters,…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 475-477 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.10 Date September 2014 Article Title Infestation rates of Varroa destructor and Braula coeca in the savannah honey bee (Apis mellifera scutellata) Author(s) Ursula Strauss, Christian W W Pirk, Vincent Dietemann, Robin M Crewe and Hannelie Human Abstract The honey…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 472-474 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.03 Date September 2014 Article Title Preliminary effect of an experimental treatment with “Nozevit®”, (a phyto-pharmacological preparation) for Nosema ceranae control Author(s) Mariano Higes, Tamara Gómez-Moracho, Cristina Rodriguez-García, Cristina Botias, Raquel Martín-Hernández Abstract The microsporidium Nosema ceranae was first detected…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 469-471 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.06 Date September 2014 Article Title Transportation and pollination service increase abundance and prevalence of Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera) Author(s) Xiangjie Zhu, Shujing Zhou, and Zachary Y Huang Abstract The Western honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) is…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 466-468 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.11 Date September 2014 Article Title First detection of deformed wing virus in Xylocopa augusti larvae (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Argentina Author(s) Mariano Lucia, Francisco J Reynaldi, Guillermo H Sguazza and Alberto H Abrahamovich Abstract Bees play an important role as…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 452-465 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.15 Date September 2014 Article Title Magnets, magnetic field fluctuations and geomagnetic disturbances impair the homing ability of honey bees (Apis mellifera) Author(s) Thomas E Ferrari Abstract Adult honey bees possess a magnetoreception sense similar to other animals such as…
Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 53 (4) pp. 441-451 DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.13 Date September 2014 Article Title Contributions of some biological activities of honey bee venom Author(s) Enas M Ali Abstract Candida albicans is generally one of the most commonly isolated fungal pathogens from the human body. Bee venom (BV) is…