Propolis: recent advances in chemistry and plant origin. p. 3. V.S. Bankova, S. L. De Castro, M. C. Marcucci (Brazil; Bulgaria). PDF file (57 KB)
Nucleotide sequence variations in Kashmir bee virus isolated from Apis mellifera L. and Varroa jacobsoni Oud. p. 17. A.C.F. Hung, C.Y.S. Peng, H. Shimanuki (USA). PDF file (35 KB)
Effects of four protease inhibitors on the survival of worker bumblebees, Bombus terrestris L. p. 25. L.A. Malone, E.P.J. Burgess, D. Stefanovic, H.S. Gatehouse (New Zealand). PDF file (938 KB)
Nutritive value and apparent digestibility of bee-collected and bee-stored pollen in the stingless bee, Scaptotrigona postica Latr. (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini). p. 39. P.G. Fernandes-da-Silva, J.E. Serrão (Brazil). PDF file (47 KB)
Observations on gynes and drones around nuptial flights in the stingless bees Tetragonisca angustula and Melipona beecheii (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponinae). p. 47. J.W. van Veen, M.J. Sommeijer (The Netherlands). PDF file (40 KB)
How queen-like are the tergal glands in workers of Apis mellifera capensis and Apis mellifera scutellata?. p. 55. T.C. Wossler, R.B. Veale, R.M. Crewe (South Africa). PDF file (463 KB)
Colony evaluation is not affected by drifting of drone and worker honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) at a performance testing apiary. p. 67. P. Neumann, R.F.A. Moritz, D. Mautz (South Africa; Germany). PDF file (72 KB)
Recruitment behavior in stingless bees, Melipona scutellaris and M. quadrifasciata. I. Foraging at food sources differing in direction and distance. p. 81. S. Jarau, M. Hrncir, R. Zucchi, F.G. Barth (Austria; Brazil). PDF file (108 KB)
Recruitment behavior in stingless bees, Melipona scutellaris and M. quadrifasciata. II. Possible mechanisms of communication. p. 93. M. Hrncir, S. Jarau, R. Zucchi, F. G. Barth (Austria; Brazil). PDF file (252 KB)
Pollination of globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.) by honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) to produce hybrid seed under enclosure (in French). p. 115. N. Morison, B.E. Vaissière, F. Martin, P. Pécaut, G. Cambon (France). PDF file (101 KB)
Does size matter? Bumblebee behaviour and the pollination of Cytisus scoparius L. (Fabaceae). p. 129. J.C. Stout (UK). PDF file (62 KB)
A scientific note on the use of stingless bees for commercial pollination in enclosures. p. 141. E.J. Slaa, L.A. Sánchez, M. Sandí, W. Salazar (Costa Rica). PDF file (11 KB)
Special Issue : Taxonomy and Evolutionary biology of the Honeybees.
Ecoclines in the Near East along 36 N latitude in Apis mellifera L. p. 157. Ruttner, M. Pour Elmi, S. Fuchs (Germany). PDF file (311 KB).
Molecular confirmation of a fourth lineage in honeybees from Near East. p. 167. P. Franck, L. Garnery, M. Solignac, J.-M. Cornuet (France). PDF file (751 KB).
Mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms in honey bee subspecies from Kenya. p. 181. M.D. Meixner, M.C. Arias, W.S. Sheppard (Germany; USA; Brazil). PDF file (224 KB).
Spatial analysis of morphological variation in African honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) on a continental scale. p. 191. J.A.F. Diniz-Filho, H.R. Hepburn, S. Radloff, S. Fuchs (Brazil; South Africa; Germany). PDF file (937 KB).
Mountain honeybees of Africa. p. 205. H.R. Hepburn, S.E. Radloff, S. Oghiakhe (South Africa). PDF file (983 KB).
Clustering of related workers in the honeybee colony (Apis mellifera L.): adaptative process or inevitable pattern?. p. 223. R.F.A Moritz, R.M. Crewe, H.R. Hepburn (Germany; South Africa). PDF file (429 KB)
Evolution of multiple mating in the genus Apis. p. 235. K.A. Palmer, B.P. Oldroyd (Australia). PDF file (447 KB).
Morphometric diversity of Apis cerana Fabr. within the Philippines. p. 249. A.C. Tilde, S. Fuchs, N. Koeniger, C.R. Cervancia (Philippines; Germany). PDF file (955 KB).
Biogeography of Apis cerana F. and A. nigrocincta Smith: insights from mtDNA studies. p. 265. D.R. Smith, L. Villafuerte, G. Otis, M.R. Palmer (USA; Philippines; Canada). PDF file (2 MB).
Variation in the parasitic bee mite Varroa jacobsoni Oud. p. 281. D.L. Anderson (Australia). PDF file (218 KB)
Quantitative analysis of the mandibular gland components of the dwarf honey bee (Apis florea Fabricius). p. 293. C.I. Keeling, K.N. Slessor, N. Koeniger, G. Koeniger, R.W.K. Punchihewa (Canada; Germany; Sri Lanka). PDF file (31 KB).
Mating flights and sperm transfer in the dwarf honeybee Apis andreniformis (Smith, 1858). p. 301. G. Koeniger, N. Koeniger, S. Tingek, A. Kelitu (Germany; Malaysia). PDF file (460 KB).
Reproductive isolation among species of the genus Apis. p. 313. N. Koeniger, G. Koeniger (Germany). PDF file (587 KB).
Genetic and morphometric variation in honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) populations of Turkey. p. 343. I. Kandemir, M. Kence, A. Kence (Turkey). PDF file (1 MB).
The role of floral oils in the nestmate recognition system of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). p. 357. S.G. Downs, F.L.W. Ratnieks, S.L. Jefferies, H.E. Rigby (UK). PDF file (190 KB).
Physico-chemical characteristics of Apis dorsata, A. cerana and A. mellifera honey from chitwan district, central nepal. p. 367. S.R. Joshi, H. Pechhacker, A. Willam, W. von der Ohe (Austria, Germany). PDF file (40 KB)
Removal of Varroa jacobsoni infested brood in honey bee colonies with differing pollen stores. p. 377. A.F. Janmaat, M.L. Winston (Canada, The Netherlands). PDF file (37 KB).
Pollen quality of fresh and 1-year-old single pollen diets for worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). p. 387. S.F. Pernal, R.W. Currie (Canada). PDF file (2 MB).
Cell provisioning and oviposition in Melipona beecheii (Apidae, Meliponinae), with a note on caste determination. p. 411. J.W. van Veen (The Netherlands). PDF file (442 KB)
Relationship between semen quality and performance of instrumentally inseminated honey bee queens. p. 421. A.M. Collins (USA). PDF file (121 KB).
A new augochlorine bee species in Tertiary amber from the Dominican Republic (Hymenoptera: Halictidae). p. 431. M.S. Engel, M.G. Rightmyer (USA). PDF file (238 KB).
Control of Varroa jacobsoni Oud. resistant to fluvalinate and amitraz using coumaphos. p. 437. P.J. Elzen, J.R. Baxter, M. Spivak, W.T. Wilson (USA). PDF file (24 KB).
Hybridization between european and africanized honeybees in tropical yucatan, mexico. II. Morphometric, allozymic and mitochondrial DNA variability in feral colonies. p. 443. J.J.G. Quezada-Euán (Mexico). PDF file (397 KB).
A scientific note on the threat of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray) to bumble bee (Bombus spp.) colonies in the United States. p. 455. J.T. Ambrose, M.S. Stanghellini, D.I. Hopkins (USA). PDF file (10 KB).
A scientific note on the characteristics of thyme honey from the greek island of Kithira. p. 457. A. Tsigouri, M. Passaloglou-Katrali (Greece). PDF file (15 KB).
A scientific note on the genetic distinctness of Varroa mites on Apis mellifera L. and on Apis cerana Fabr. in North Vietnam. p. 459. S. Fuchs, Le Tu Long, D.L. Anderson (Germany, Vietnam, Australia). PDF file (13 KB).
Changes in a population of Apis mellifera L. selected for hygienic behavior and its relation to brood disease tolerance. p. 471. M.A. Palacio, E.E. Figini, S.R. Ruffinengo, E.M. Rodriguez, M.L. del Hoyo, E.L. Bedascarrasbure (Argentina). PDF file (164 KB).
Modes of worker reproduction, reproductive dominance and brood cell construction in queenless honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies. p. 479. P. Neumann, H.R. Hepburn, S.E. Radloff (South Africa, Germany). PDF file (34 KB).
Induction of heat shock proteins in the larval fat body of Apis mellifera L. bees. p. 487. V.M.L. Chacon-Almeida, Z.L.P. Simões, M.M.G. Bitondi (Brazil). PDF file (588 KB).
Nesting behaviour of Centris (Heterocentris) analis (Fabricius) in southeastern Brazil (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Centridini). p. 503. B.M. Vieira de Jesus, C.A. Garófalo (Brazil). PDF file (172 KB).
Analysis of oxytetracycline in extender patties. p. 517. J. Kochansky (USA). PDF file (211 KB).
A new, simple method for rearing diploid drones in the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.). p. 525. B. Polaczek, P. Neumann, B. Schricker, R.F.A. Moritz (Germany, South Africa). PDF file (34 KB).
Residues of captan (contact) and difenoconazole (systemic) fungicides in bee products from an apple orchard. p. 531. M. Kubik, J. Nowacki, A. Pidek, Z. Warakomska, L. Michalczuk, W. Goszczyñski, B. Dwuznik (Poland). PDF file (207 KB).
Interactions among Varroa jacobsoni mites, acute paralysis virus, and Paenibacillus larvae larvae and their influence on mortality of larval honeybees in vitro. p. 543. C.J. Brødsgaard, W. Ritter, H. Hansen, H.F. Brødsgaard (Denmark, Germany). PDF file (1 MB).
Toluidine blue staining as a rapid measure for initiation of oocyte growth and fertility in Varroa jacobsoni Oud. p. 559. C. Garrido, P. Rosenkranz, M. Stürmer, R. Rübsam, J. Büning (Germany). PDF file (1 MB).
Detection of chronic honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) paralysis virus infection: application to a field survey. p. 567. M. Ribière, J.-P. Faucon, M. Pépin (France). PDF file (457 KB).
The bees of the Caatinga (Hymenoptera, Apoidea, Apiformes): a species list and comparative notes regarding their distribution. p. 579. F.C.V. Zanella (Brazil). PDF file (286 KB).
A scientific note on observations of the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera, Nitidulidae), in Florida, USA. p. 593. P.J. Elzen, J.R. Baxter, D. Westervelt, C. Randall, W.T. Wilson (USA). PDF file (10 KB).
A Scientific note on the identification of honey bee semen using a mitochondrial DNA marker. p. 595. A. M. Collins, W.S. Sheppard, H. Shimanuki (USA). PDF file (41 KB).
Association of Institutes for Bee Research. Report of the 47th seminar in Blaubeuren near Ulm (Abstracts). p. 597. PDF file (297 KB).
Organ specificity of water-soluble proteins during drone (Apis mellifera L.) ontogenesis. p. 671. E. Ivanova (Bulgaria). PDF file (109 KB).
Electrophoretic study of water-soluble proteins during the honeybee (Apis mellifera L.)ontogenesis. p. 679. E. Ivanova, P. Popov, I. Dobrovolov (Bulgaria). PDF file (259 KB).
Changes in reproduction of Varroa destructor after honey bee queens were exchanged between resistant and susceptible colonies. p. 689. J.W. Harris, J.R. Harbo (USA). PDF file (94 KB).
The influence of Nosema apis on young honeybee queens and transmission of the disease from queens to workers. p. 701. K. Czekonska (Poland). PDF file (306 KB).
A simplified technique for counting Varroa jacobsoni Oud. on sticky boards. p. 707. N. Ostiguy, D. Sammataro (USA). PDF file (365 KB).
Adulteration of honey: relation between microscopic analysis and C measurements. p. 717. J.D. Kerkvliet, H.A.J. Meijer (The Netherlands). PDF file (46 KB).
The predator-prey interaction between blue-bearded bee eaters (Nyctyornis athertoni Jardine and Selby 1830) and giant honeybees (Apis dorsata Fabricius 1798). p. 727. G. Kastberger, D.K. Sharma (Austria, India). PDF file (920 KB); Online material: pelicula 1. pelicula 2.
A scientific note on the dynamics of labor devoted to nectar foraging in a honey bee colony: number of foragers versus individual foraging activity . p. 737. C. Thom, T.D. Seeley, J. Tautz (Germany, USA). PDF file (213 KB).