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Kelly's Bee Resources

Posted by Kelly Allsup - Bugs

Journal Articles

Averill, A. et. al. September 2011. Nest Location in Bumble bees: effect of landscapes and Insecticides. American Bee Journal.

Chensheng, L. et al. 2012. In situ replication of honey bee colony collapse. Bulletin of Insectology 65(1)

Ellis, M. and B.Teeeters. July 2011. Assessing the Risks of Honey Bee Exposure to Pesticides.

Fluang, Z. August 2010. Honey Bee Nutrition. American Bee Journal

Hopwood, J. et al. 2012. Are Neonicotinoids killing bees? A review of research into the effects of Neonicotinoids insecticides on bees, with recommendation for action. The Xerces Society for invertebrate conservation.

Hunt G. and C. Krupke. 2012. Neonicotinoids seed treatments and honey bee health. American Bee Journal.

Mader. E. 2011. Conserving Pollinators: A primer for Gardeners. University of Minnesota. -page

Spivak, M. et. al. 2012. The plight of the Bees. Environ. Sci. Technol.


Delaplane, K. 2007. Biology of Honey Bee Colony Collapse. First Lessons in Beekeeping. Published by Hamilton, Illinois


Researchers from the U.K. published Neonicotinoids Pesticide Reduces Bumble Bee Colony Growth and Queen Production. Science Express.,

Dove, Alan. 2012. Colony Collapse Disorder: Dead Bees and Sloppy Science.

French scientists published A Common Pesticide Decreases Foraging Success and Survival in Honey Bees, available at

University Resources

Honey bee Research at University of Illinois: The Robinson Lab

University of Illinois Bee spotter: Citizen scientist network on bees

University of Illinois Pollinatarium

Illinois State University: Bee Keeping Club

Purdue University: The Bee Hive

University of Minnesota: The Bee Lab

Michigan University: Brain Bee at MSU

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