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

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African Bees

  • 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, DOI: 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 Esch. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 1:1, 817-819, DOI:10.1080/23802359.2016.1241682.
  • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Managed European-derived honey bee, Apis mellifera sspp, colonies reduce African-matriline honey bee, A.m. scutellata, drones at regional mating congregations. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161331. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161331.
  • 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. DOI 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. DOI 10.1007/s10493-016-0016-7.
  • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2015. The frequency of African (Apis mellifera scutellata Lepeletier) matrilineal usurpation of managed European-derived honey bee (A. mellifera L.) colonies in the southeastern United States. Insectes Sociaux, 62:151-155. DOI 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. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-014-0294-1.
  • Vaudo, A., Ellis, J.D., Cambray, G., Hill, M.P. 2012. Honey bee (Apis mellifera capensis/A. m. scutellata hybrid) nesting behavior in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Insectes Sociaux 59: 323-331. DOI 10.1007/s00040-012-0223-0
  • 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. DOI 10.1007/s10841-011-9445-0.
  • 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.
  • Ellis, J.D., Richards, C.S., Hepburn, H.R., 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.
  • Ellis, J.D., Hepburn, H.R., Elzen, P.J. 2004. Confinement behavior of cape honey bees (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.) in relation to population densities of small hive beetles (Aethina tumida Murray). Journal of Insect Behavior 17(6): 835-842.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Biogeography, Population Ecology, and Conservation

  • 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, DOI: 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 Esch. (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 1:1, 817-819, DOI:10.1080/23802359.2016.1241682.
  • Mortensen, A.N., Ellis, J.D. 2016. Managed European-derived honey bee, Apis mellifera sspp, colonies reduce African-matriline honey bee, A.m. scutellata, drones at regional mating congregations. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161331. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161331.
  • 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. DOI: 10.1007/s13592-014-0294-1.
  • 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. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.53.4.12.
  • Vaudo, A., Ellis, J.D., Cambray, G., Hill, M.P. 2012. Honey bee (Apis mellifera capensis/A. m. scutellata hybrid) nesting behavior in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Insectes Sociaux 59: 323-331. DOI 10.1007/s00040-012-0223-0
  • 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. DOI 10.1007/s10841-011-9445-0.
Colony Losses

  • 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. 2016. A national survey of managed honey bee 2014 - 2015 annual losses in the USA. Journal of Apicultural Research. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2016.1153294.
  • 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. Invited Review Article.
Pests

  • al Toufailia, H., Alves, D.A., Bená, D., Marchini, L.C., Iwanicki, N., Bento, J.M.S., Cline, A., Ellis, J.D., Ratnieks, F.L.W. 2016. First record of small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, in South America. In Press: Journal of Apicultural Research.
  • 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. DOI 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. DOI 10.1007/s10493-016-0016-7.
  • 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: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1): 18 pp. DOI 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. 2013. Standard methods for varroa research. V. Dietemann; J.D. Ellis, P. Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK: standard methods for Apis mellifera research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(1): 54 pp. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.09.
  • 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
  • Ellis, J.D. 2012. The honey bee crisis. Outlooks on Pest Management, 23(1): 35-40.
  • Atkinson, E., Ellis, J.D. 2011. Honey bee, Apis mellifera L., confinement behavior toward beetle invaders. Insectes Sociaux, 58:495-503. DOI: 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.
  • 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 L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) and Jamie Ellis, PhD Associate Professor, University of Florida 6 Bombus impatiens Cresson (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies. Apidologie, 3: 326-336, DOI: 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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2010.00774.x.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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