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Agricultural Information and Issues from IFAS/University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology, http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/sanford/apis/

Arnold, Lillian. 1954. "Some Honey Plants of Florida," University of Florida Agricultural Experiment Bulletin 548, Gainesville, FL. 47pp.

Berry, J.A. & K.S. Delaplane. 2001. Effects of comb age on honey bee colony growth and brood survivorship. Journal of Apicultural Research 40(1): 3-8PDF file

Dadant & Sons, Inc., 1992, The hive and the honey bee, Hamilton, Illinois.

Dedej, S. and K.S. Delaplane. 2001. Interactions and pollinating efficacies of honey bees and nectar thieving carpenter bees. In Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference. American Bee Journal 141(12): 887.

Dedej, S., & K.S. Delaplane. 2004. Net energetic advantage drives honey bees (Apis mellifera L) to nectar larceny in Vaccinium ashei Reade. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 57: 398-403. PDF file

Dedej, S., K.S. Delaplane, & H. Scherm. 2004. Effectiveness of honey bees in delivering the biocontrol agent Bacillus subtilis to blueberry flowers to suppress mummy berry disease. Biological Control 31: 422-423.PDF file

Delaplane, K.S. 2001. Progress report: Integrating mite mitigation measures with published economic thresholds for Varroa destructor. In Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference. American Bee Journal 141(12): 888.

Delaplane, K.S. 2002. Toward delaying economic threshold for Varroa. Proceedings of the North American Apicultural Research Symposium, Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Delaplane, K.S. 2006. Honey Bees and Beekeeping: A Year in the Life of an Apiary. 3rd edition. The Georgia Center for Continuing Education, 108 pp.

Delaplane, K.S. and J.D. Ellis, Jr. 2002. The small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) in the United States: reduced hive entrances are a promising IPM strategy. Proceedings of the 6th European Bee Conference, International Bee Research Association

Delaplane, K.S., 1996, Honey bees & beekeeping: A year in the life of an apiary 2d edition, The University of Georgia, Georgia Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia.

Delaplane, K.S., J.A. Berry, J.A. Skinner, J.P. Parkman, & W.M. Hood. 2005. Integrated pest management against Varroa destructor reduces colony mite levels and delays economic threshold. Journal of Apicultural Research 44(4): 117-122. PDF file

Ellis, J. D. and K. S. Delaplane. 2006. The effects of habitat type, ApilifeVAR™, and screened bottom boards on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) entry into honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. American Bee Journal 146(6): 537-539 PDF file

Ellis, J. D. and K. S. Delaplane. 2007. The effects of three acaricides on the developmental biology of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 46(4): 256-259 PDF file

Ellis, J. D. Jr., H. R. Hepburn, A. M. Ellis, and P. J. Elzen. 2002. Social encapsulation of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) by European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux 50:286-291

Ellis, J. D. Jr., H. R. Hepburn, A. M. Ellis, and P. J. Elzen. 2002. Prison construction and guarding behavior by European honey bees is dependent on inmate beetle density. Naturwissenschaften 90:382-384

Ellis, J. D., Jr., K. S. Delaplane, R. Hepburn, and P. J. Elzen. 2004. 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 PDF file

Ellis, J. D., Jr., K.S. Delaplane, C.S. Richards, R. Hepburn, J.A. Berry, and P.J. Elzen. 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. PDF file

Ellis, J. D., Jr., K.S. Delaplane, R. Hepburn, and P.J. Elzen. 2003. Efficacy of modified 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. PDF file

Ellis, J.D. & K.S. Delaplane. 2006. The effects of habitat type, ApilifeVAR™, and screened bottom boards on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida) entry into honey bee (Apis mellifera)colonies. American Bee Journal 146(6): 537-539.

Ellis, J.D., Jr, K.S. Delaplane, H. R. Hepburn, and P. J. Elzen. 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., Jr, K.S. Delaplane, H. R. Hepburn, and P. J. Elzen. 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., Jr. and K.S. Delaplane. 2001. A scientific note on Apis mellifera brood attractiveness to Varroa destructor (Anderson & Trueman) as affected by the chemotherapeutic history of the brood. Apidologie 32: 603-604.

Ellis, J.D., Jr. and K.S. Delaplane. 2001. A scientific note on Apis mellifera brood attractiveness to Varroa destructor as affected by the chemotherapeutic history of the brood. Apidologie 32: 603-604PDF file

Ellis, J.D., Jr., K.S. Delaplane, and W.M. Hood. 2001. Efficacy of a bottom screen device, Apistan-J, and Apilife VAR-J in controlling Varroa destructor. American Bee Journal 141(11): 813-816. PDF file

Ellis, J.D., Jr., K.S. Delaplane, and W.M. Hood. 2001. Efficacy of a bottom screen device, Apistan, and Apilife VAR in controlling Varroa destructor. American Bee Journal 141(11): 813-816 PDF file

Ellis, J.D., Jr., K.S. Delaplane. 2006. The effects of three acaricides on the developmental biology of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida). Journal of Apicultural Research, in press.

Ellis, J.D., Jr., R. Hepburn, K.S. Delaplane, and P.J. Elzen. 2003. A scientific note on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) oviposition and behavior during honey bee (Apis mellifera) winter clusters and absconding events. Journal of Apicultural Research 42(1-2): 47-48. PDF file

Ellis, J.D., Jr., R. Hepburn, K.S. Delaplane, and P.J. Elzen. 2003. A scientific note on small hive beetle (Aethina tumida Murray) oviposition and behavior during honey bee (Apis mellifera) winter clusters and absconding events. Journal of Apicultural Research 42(1-2): 47-48 PDF file

Ellis, J.D., Jr., R. Hepburn, K.S. Delaplane, P. Neumann, and P.J. Elzen. 2003. The effects of adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), on nests and foraging activity of Cape and European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie 34: 399-408. PDF file

Ellis, J.D., Jr., R. Hepburn, K.S. Delaplane, P. Neumann, and P.J. Elzen. 2003. The effects of adult small hive beetles, Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), on nests and foraging activity of Cape and European honey bees (Apis mellifera). Apidologie 34: 399-408
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Ellis, J.D., K.S. Delaplane, and W.M. Hood. 2002. A scientific note on 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

Ellis, J.D., K.S. Delaplane, W.M. Hood. 2002. A scientific note on 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.

Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Plant Industry Bureau of Plant & Apiary Inspection Apiary Inspection www.doacs.state.fl.us

What’s the Buzz on Bees, Honey Bee Education Program www.doacs.state.fl.us

Loper, G.M. 1995. American Bee Journal 135: 823-824

MAAREC - Mid-Atlantic Apiculture Research and Extension Consortium
http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/

Morton, Julia. 1964. "Honeybee Plants of South Florida," Proceedings of the Florida State Horticultural Society, Vol 77:415-436.

Bee Biology http://maarec.psu.edu/pdfs/basicBeeBiology.pdf

Glossary of Terms http://maarec.cas.psu.edu/bkCD/glossary.html

Morse, R.A. & T. Hooper (eds.), 1985, The illustrated encyclopedia of beekeeping, E. P. Dutton, Inc., New York, New York.

Ngugi, H.K., S. Dedej, K.S. Delaplane, A.T. Savelle, and H. Scherm. 2005. Effect of flower-applied Serenade biofungicide (Bacillus subtilis) on pollination-related variables in rabbiteye blueberry. Biological Control 32: 33-38.

Osborne, J.L., I.H. Williams, & S.A. Corbet. 1991. Bee World 72: 99-116

Seeley, T.D., 1985, Honeybee ecology, Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey.

The A.I. Root Co., 1990, ABC & XYZ of bee culture, 40th Edition, Medina, Ohio.

Winston, M.L., 1987, The biology of the honey bee, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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