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The Role of Landscapes and Landmarks in Bee Navigation: A Review.

Kheradmand B, Nieh JC.

Insects. 2019 Oct 12;10(10). pii: E342. doi: 10.3390/insects10100342. Review.


Combined nutritional stress and a new systemic pesticide (flupyradifurone, Sivanto®) reduce bee survival, food consumption, flight success, and thermoregulation.

Tong L, Nieh JC, Tosi S.

Chemosphere. 2019 Dec;237:124408. doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.124408. Epub 2019 Jul 20.


The novel butenolide pesticide flupyradifurone does not alter responsiveness to sucrose at either acute or chronic short-term field-realistic doses in the honey bee, Apis mellifera.

Bell HC, Benavides JE, Montgomery CN, Navratil JRE, Nieh JC.

Pest Manag Sci. 2020 Jan;76(1):111-117. doi: 10.1002/ps.5554. Epub 2019 Aug 25.


Effects of essential amino acid supplementation to promote honey bee gland and muscle development in cages and colonies.

Hendriksma HP, Pachow CD, Nieh JC.

J Insect Physiol. 2019 Aug - Sep;117:103906. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2019.103906. Epub 2019 Jun 26.


Hornets possess long-lasting olfactory memories.

Gong Z, Tan K, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2019 Jul 5;222(Pt 13). pii: jeb200881. doi: 10.1242/jeb.200881.


Lethal and sublethal synergistic effects of a new systemic pesticide, flupyradifurone (Sivanto®), on honeybees.

Tosi S, Nieh JC.

Proc Biol Sci. 2019 Apr 10;286(1900):20190433. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.0433.


Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria and weakly associated with gut microbiome structure.

Rubanov A, Russell KA, Rothman JA, Nieh JC, McFrederick QS.

Sci Rep. 2019 Mar 7;9(1):3820. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-40347-6.


Influence of visual targets and landmarks on honey bee foraging and waggle dancing.

Kheradmand B, Cassano J, Gray S, Nieh JC.

Insect Sci. 2020 Apr;27(2):349-360. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12651. Epub 2018 Dec 18.


Correction: The reluctant visitor: an alkaloid in toxic nectar can reduce olfactory learning and memory in Asian honey bees (doi:10.1242/jeb.168344).

Zhang J, Wang Z, Wen P, Qu Y, Tan K, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Sep 6;221(Pt 17). pii: jeb191478. doi: 10.1242/jeb.191478. No abstract available.


First demonstration of olfactory learning and long-term memory in honey bee queens.

Gong Z, Tan K, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Jul 17;221(Pt 14). pii: jeb177303. doi: 10.1242/jeb.177303.


The reluctant visitor: a terpenoid in toxic nectar can reduce olfactory learning and memory in Asian honey bees.

Zhang J, Wang Z, Wen P, Qu Y, Tan K, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2018 Mar 1;221(Pt 5). pii: jeb168344. doi: 10.1242/jeb.168344. Erratum in: J Exp Biol. 2018 Sep 6;221(Pt 17):.


Neonicotinoid pesticides and nutritional stress synergistically reduce survival in honey bees.

Tosi S, Nieh JC, Sgolastra F, Cabbri R, Medrzycki P.

Proc Biol Sci. 2017 Dec 20;284(1869). pii: 20171711. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1711.


The pesticide flupyradifurone impairs olfactory learning in Asian honey bees (Apis cerana) exposed as larvae or as adults.

Tan K, Wang C, Dong S, Li X, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 19;7(1):17772. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-18060-z.


Larval honey bees infected with Nosema ceranae have increased vitellogenin titers as young adults.

BenVau LR, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 26;7(1):14144. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-14702-4.


The sex pheromone of a globally invasive honey bee predator, the Asian eusocial hornet, Vespa velutina.

Wen P, Cheng YN, Dong SH, Wang ZW, Tan K, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 11;7(1):12956. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-13509-7.


A common neonicotinoid pesticide, thiamethoxam, impairs honey bee flight ability.

Tosi S, Burgio G, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2017 Apr 26;7(1):1201. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-01361-8.


Poison and alarm: the Asian hornet Vespa velutina uses sting venom volatiles as an alarm pheromone.

Cheng YN, Wen P, Dong SH, Tan K, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2017 Feb 15;220(Pt 4):645-651. doi: 10.1242/jeb.148783. Epub 2016 Dec 6.


A nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist affects honey bee sucrose responsiveness and decreases waggle dancing.

Eiri DM, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Jul 1;219(Pt 13):2081. doi: 10.1242/jeb.143727. No abstract available.


Inhibiting DNA methylation alters olfactory extinction but not acquisition learning in Apis cerana and Apis mellifera.

Gong Z, Wang C, Nieh JC, Tan K.

J Insect Physiol. 2016 Jul;90:43-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.05.007. Epub 2016 Jun 1.


Bees eavesdrop upon informative and persistent signal compounds in alarm pheromones.

Wang Z, Wen P, Qu Y, Dong S, Li J, Tan K, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2016 May 9;6:25693. doi: 10.1038/srep25693.


Honey Bee Inhibitory Signaling Is Tuned to Threat Severity and Can Act as a Colony Alarm Signal.

Tan K, Dong S, Li X, Liu X, Wang C, Li J, Nieh JC.

PLoS Biol. 2016 Mar 25;14(3):e1002423. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002423. eCollection 2016 Mar. Erratum in: PLoS Biol. 2016 Jun;14(6):e1002496.


Parasite infection accelerates age polyethism in young honey bees.

Lecocq A, Jensen AB, Kryger P, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2016 Feb 25;6:22042. doi: 10.1038/srep22042.


Salt preferences of honey bee water foragers.

Lau PW, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2016 Mar;219(Pt 6):790-6. doi: 10.1242/jeb.132019. Epub 2016 Jan 28.


The neonicotinoid imidacloprid impairs honey bee aversive learning of simulated predation.

Zhang E, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2015 Oct;218(Pt 20):3199-205. doi: 10.1242/jeb.127472. Epub 2015 Sep 7.


A neonicotinoid impairs olfactory learning in Asian honey bees (Apis cerana) exposed as larvae or as adults.

Tan K, Chen W, Dong S, Liu X, Wang Y, Nieh JC.

Sci Rep. 2015 Jun 18;5:10989. doi: 10.1038/srep10989.


Nosema ceranae Can Infect Honey Bee Larvae and Reduces Subsequent Adult Longevity.

Eiri DM, Suwannapong G, Endler M, Nieh JC.

PLoS One. 2015 May 27;10(5):e0126330. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126330. eCollection 2015.


Effects of natural and synthetic alarm pheromone and individual pheromone components on foraging behavior of the giant Asian honey bee, Apis dorsata.

Li J, Wang Z, Tan K, Qu Y, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2014 Oct 1;217(Pt 19):3512-8. doi: 10.1242/jeb.110171. Epub 2014 Aug 7.


Imidacloprid alters foraging and decreases bee avoidance of predators.

Tan K, Chen W, Dong S, Liu X, Wang Y, Nieh JC.

PLoS One. 2014 Jul 15;9(7):e102725. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102725. eCollection 2014.


Eavesdropping selects for conspicuous signals.

Lichtenberg EM, Zivin JG, Hrncir M, Nieh JC.

Curr Biol. 2014 Jul 7;24(13):R598-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.05.062. No abstract available.


The innate responses of bumble bees to flower patterns: separating the nectar guide from the nectary changes bee movements and search time.

Goodale E, Kim E, Nabors A, Henrichon S, Nieh JC.

Naturwissenschaften. 2014 Jun;101(6):523-6. doi: 10.1007/s00114-014-1188-9. Epub 2014 May 31.


Fearful foragers: honey bees tune colony and individual foraging to multi-predator presence and food quality.

Tan K, Hu Z, Chen W, Wang Z, Wang Y, Nieh JC.

PLoS One. 2013 Sep 30;8(9):e75841. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075841. eCollection 2013.


Individual lifetime pollen and nectar foraging preferences in bumble bees.

Hagbery J, Nieh JC.

Naturwissenschaften. 2012 Oct;99(10):821-32. Epub 2012 Sep 11.


A stingless bee can use visual odometry to estimate both height and distance.

Eckles MA, Roubik DW, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2012 Sep 15;215(Pt 18):3155-60. doi: 10.1242/jeb.070540.


Animal behavior: the orphan rebellion.

Nieh JC.

Curr Biol. 2012 Apr 24;22(8):R280-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2012.03.018.


Olfactory eavesdropping between two competing stingless bee species.

Lichtenberg EM, Hrncir M, Turatti IC, Nieh JC.

Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 2011 Apr;65(4):763-774. Epub 2010 Nov 18.


Honey bee forager thoracic temperature inside the nest is tuned to broad-scale differences in recruitment motivation.

Sadler N, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2011 Feb 1;214(Pt 3):469-75. doi: 10.1242/jeb.049445.


Modeling the Adaptive Role of Negative Signaling in Honey Bee Intraspecific Competition.

Johnson BR, Nieh JC.

J Insect Behav. 2010 Nov;23(6):459-471. Epub 2010 Sep 14.


A molecular phylogeny of the stingless bee genus Melipona (Hymenoptera: Apidae).

Ramírez SR, Nieh JC, Quental TB, Roubik DW, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Pierce NE.

Mol Phylogenet Evol. 2010 Aug;56(2):519-25. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2010.04.026. Epub 2010 Apr 28.


A negative feedback signal that is triggered by peril curbs honey bee recruitment.

Nieh JC.

Curr Biol. 2010 Feb 23;20(4):310-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2009.12.060. Epub 2010 Feb 11.


Interspecific information transfer influences animal community structure.

Goodale E, Beauchamp G, Magrath RD, Nieh JC, Ruxton GD.

Trends Ecol Evol. 2010 Jun;25(6):354-61. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2010.01.002. Epub 2010 Feb 10. Review.


Behavioral suites mediate group-level foraging dynamics in communities of tropical stingless bees.

Lichtenberg EM, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Nieh JC.

Insectes Soc. 2010 Feb;57(1):105-113. Epub 2009 Dec 18.


Thermal learning in the honeybee, Apis mellifera.

Hammer TJ, Hata C, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2009 Dec;212(Pt 23):3928-34. doi: 10.1242/jeb.034140.


Bumblebees exhibit the memory spacing effect.

Toda NR, Song J, Nieh JC.

Naturwissenschaften. 2009 Oct;96(10):1185-91. doi: 10.1007/s00114-009-0582-1. Epub 2009 Jun 27.


Bumble bees heat up for high quality pollen.

Mapalad KS, Leu D, Nieh JC.

J Exp Biol. 2008 Jul;211(Pt 14):2239-42. doi: 10.1242/jeb.016642.


Yellowjackets (Vespula pensylvanica) thermoregulate in response to changes in protein concentration.

Eckles MA, Wilson EE, Holway DA, Nieh JC.

Naturwissenschaften. 2008 Sep;95(9):787-92. doi: 10.1007/s00114-008-0384-x. Epub 2008 Apr 22.


Effect of food quality, distance and height on thoracic temperature in the stingless bee Melipona panamica.

Nieh JC, Sánchez D.

J Exp Biol. 2005 Oct;208(Pt 20):3933-43. Erratum in: J Exp Biol. 2005 Dec;208(Pt 24):4769.


Olfactory eavesdropping by a competitively foraging stingless bee, Trigona spinipes.

Nieh JC, Barreto LS, Contrera FA, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL.

Proc Biol Sci. 2004 Aug 7;271(1548):1633-40.

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