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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073057/neonicotinoids-transference-from-the-field-to-the-hive-by-honey-bees-towards-a-pesticide-residues-biomonitor
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Niell Silvina, Jesús Florencia, Pérez Nicolás, Pérez Cecilia, Pareja Lucía, Silvana Abbate, Carrasco-Letelier Leonidas, Díaz Sebastián, Mendoza Yamandú, Cesio Verónica, Heinzen Horacio
The beehive as a quantitative monitor of pesticide residues applied over a soybean crop was studied through a semi field experiment of controlled exposure of honey bees to pesticides in macro tunnels. The distribution within exposed beehives of pesticides commonly used in soybean plantation, was assessed. Residue levels of insecticides in soybean leaves, honey bees, wax, honey and pollen were analyzed. The transference from pesticides present in the environment into the beehive was evidenced. The obtained results allow relating pesticide concentrations present in the environment with traces found in foraging bees...
January 7, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053207/dynamics-of-weight-change-and-temperature-of-apis-mellifera-hymenoptera-apidae-colonies-in-a-wintering-building-with-controlled-temperature
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E Stalidzans, A Zacepins, A Kviesis, V Brusbardis, J Meitalovs, L Paura, N Bulipopa, M Liepniece
Honey bee wintering in a wintering building (indoors) with controlled microclimate is used in some cold regions to minimize colony losses due to the hard weather conditions. The behavior and possible state of bee colonies in a dark room, isolated from natural environment during winter season, was studied by indirect temperature measurements to analyze the expression of their annual rhythm when it is not affected by ambient temperature, rain, snow, wind, and daylight. Thus, the observed behavior in the wintering building is initiated solely by bee colony internal processes...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036061/honey-bee-colonies-remote-monitoring-system
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Sergio Gil-Lebrero, Francisco Javier Quiles-Latorre, Manuel Ortiz-López, Víctor Sánchez-Ruiz, Victoria Gámiz-López, Juan Jesús Luna-Rodríguez
Bees are very important for terrestrial ecosystems and, above all, for the subsistence of many crops, due to their ability to pollinate flowers. Currently, the honey bee populations are decreasing due to colony collapse disorder (CCD). The reasons for CCD are not fully known, and as a result, it is essential to obtain all possible information on the environmental conditions surrounding the beehives. On the other hand, it is important to carry out such information gathering as non-intrusively as possible to avoid modifying the bees' work conditions and to obtain more reliable data...
December 29, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032102/evaluation-of-oxalic-acid-treatments-against-the-mite-varroa-destructor-and-secondary-effects-on-honey-bees-apis-mellifera
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Noureddine Adjlane, El-Ounass Tarek, Nizar Haddad
BACKGROUND: The Varroa destructor varroasis is a very serious parasite of honeybee Apis mellifera. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Varroa treatment using organic acid (oxalic acid) in Algeria identifying its side effects on bee colonies. METHODS: Treatment was conducted in one apiary consisting 30 colonies kept in Langstroth hives kind. Oxalic acid dripped directly on bees 5ml of this solution of oxalic acid per lane occupied by a syringe...
December 2016: Journal of Arthropod-borne Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030617/sublethal-effects-of-imidacloprid-on-honey-bee-colony-growth-and-activity-at-three-sites-in-the-u-s
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William G Meikle, John J Adamczyk, Milagra Weiss, Ales Gregorc, Don R Johnson, Scott D Stewart, Jon Zawislak, Mark J Carroll, Gus M Lorenz
Imidacloprid is a neonicotinoid pesticide heavily used by the agricultural industry and shown to have negative impacts on honey bees above certain concentrations. We evaluated the effects of different imidacloprid concentrations in sugar syrup using cage and field studies, and across different environments. Honey bee colonies fed sublethal concentrations of imidicloprid (0, 5, 20 and 100 ppb) over 6 weeks in field trials at a desert site (Arizona), a site near intensive agriculture (Arkansas) and a site with little nearby agriculture but abundant natural forage (Mississippi) were monitored with respect to colony metrics, such as adult bee and brood population sizes, as well as pesticide residues...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028168/acute-exposure-to-worst-case-concentrations-of-amitraz-does-not-affect-honey-bee-learning-short-term-memory-or-hemolymph-octopamine-levels
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Rachel R Rix, G Christopher Cutler
Amitraz, an acaricide used to treat Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman, is one of the most commonly detected pesticides in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) hives. Acaricides sometimes negatively impact honey bee cognition, but potential effects of amitraz on honey bee learning have been rarely studied. We topically exposed foragers to 95th percentile field-relevant levels of amitraz and, 24 h later, tested the ability of bees to associate a sucrose reward with a conditioned odor (learning response) using the proboscis extension response (PER)...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013383/long-term-effect-of-temperature-on-honey-yield-and-honeybee-phenology
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Aleksandra Langowska, Michał Zawilak, Tim H Sparks, Adam Glazaczow, Peter W Tomkins, Piotr Tryjanowski
There is growing concern about declines in pollinator species, and more recently reservations have been expressed about mismatch in plant-pollinator synchrony as a consequence of phenological change caused by rising temperatures. Long-term changes in honeybee Apis mellifera phenology may have major consequences for agriculture, especially the pollinator market, as well as for honey production. To date, these aspects have received only modest attention. In the current study, we examine honeybee and beekeeping activity in southern Poland for the period 1965-2010, supplemented by hive yields from a beekeeper in southern UK in the same period...
December 24, 2016: International Journal of Biometeorology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002470/sepsis-and-hemocyte-loss-in-honey-bees-apis-mellifera-infected-with-serratia-marcescens-strain-sicaria
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Nancy L Burritt, Nicole J Foss, Eric C Neeno-Eckwall, James O Church, Anna M Hilger, Jacob A Hildebrand, David M Warshauer, Nicole T Perna, James B Burritt
Global loss of honey bee colonies is threatening the human food supply. Diverse pathogens reduce honey bee hardiness needed to sustain colonies, especially in winter. We isolated a free-living Gram negative bacillus from hemolymph of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) found separated from winter clusters. In some hives, greater than 90% of the dying bees detached from the winter cluster were found to contain this bacterium in their hemolymph. Throughout the year, the same organism was rarely found in bees engaged in normal hive activities, but was detected in about half of Varroa destructor mites obtained from colonies that housed the septic bees...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973569/variations-on-a-theme-antennal-lobe-architecture-across-coleoptera
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Martin Kollmann, Rovenna Schmidt, Carsten M Heuer, Joachim Schachtner
Beetles comprise about 400,000 described species, nearly one third of all known animal species. The enormous success of the order Coleoptera is reflected by a rich diversity of lifestyles, behaviors, morphological, and physiological adaptions. All these evolutionary adaptions that have been driven by a variety of parameters over the last about 300 million years, make the Coleoptera an ideal field to study the evolution of the brain on the interface between the basic bauplan of the insect brain and the adaptions that occurred...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942015/varroa-destructor-mites-can-nimbly-climb-from-flowers-onto-foraging-honey-bees
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David T Peck, Michael L Smith, Thomas D Seeley
Varroa destructor, the introduced parasite of European honey bees associated with massive colony deaths, spreads readily through populations of honey bee colonies, both managed colonies living crowded together in apiaries and wild colonies living widely dispersed in natural settings. Mites are hypothesized to spread between most managed colonies via phoretically riding forager bees when they engage in robbing colonies or they drift between hives. However, widely spaced wild colonies show Varroa infestation despite limited opportunities for robbing and little or no drifting of bees between colonies...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911016/positive-impact-of-omalizumab-on-angioedema-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-refractory-chronic-idiopathic-spontaneous-urticaria-analyses-according-to-the-presence-or-absence-of-angioedema
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M Maurer, H Sofen, B Ortiz, F Kianifard, S Gabriel, J A Bernstein
BACKGROUND: Approximately 50% of patients with chronic idiopathic/spontaneous urticaria (CIU/CSU) report hives and angioedema; some experience hives/ angioedema only. OBJECTIVE: Assess omalizumab's effect on angioedema and quality of life (QoL) in subgroups with refractory CIU/CSU: those with and without angioedema. METHODS: Patients received omalizumab (75, 150 or 300 mg) or placebo every 4 weeks for 12/24 weeks. Angioedema and QoL was assessed (Urticaria Patient Daily Diary and Dermatology Quality of Life Index [DLQI])...
December 2, 2016: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896027/assessing-pollinators-use-of-floral-resource-subsidies-in-agri-environment-schemes-an-illustration-using-phacelia-tanacetifolia-and-honeybees
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Rowan Sprague, Stéphane Boyer, Georgia M Stevenson, Steve D Wratten
BACKGROUND: Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) are frequently used in agriculture for pollination services because of their abundance, generalist floral preferences, ease of management and hive transport. However, their populations are declining in many countries. Agri-Environment Schemes (AES) are being implemented in agricultural systems to combat the decline in populations of pollinators and other insects. Despite AES being increasingly embedded in policy and budgets, scientific assessments of many of these schemes still are lacking, and only a few studies have examined the extent to which insect pollinators use the floral enhancements that are part of AES and on which floral components they feed (i...
2016: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882879/treatment-of-chronic-spontaneous-urticaria-with-an-inadequate-response-to-h1-antihistamines-an-expert-opinion
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Christian Vestergaard, Elias Toubi, Marcus Maurer, Massimo Triggiani, Barbara Ballmer-Weber, Alexander Marsland, Marta Ferrer, André Knulst, Ana Giménez-Arnau
Chronic spontaneous urticaria (CSU) is characterized by the sudden, continuous or intermittent appearance of pruritic wheals (hives), angioedema, or both for six weeks or more, with no known specific trigger. The international EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO urticaria guideline advises standard-dose, second-generation H1-antihistamines as first-line therapy. However, H1-antihistamine treatment leads to absence of symptoms in fewer than 50% of patients. Updosing of second-generation H1-antihistamines (up to fourfold) as recommended by the EAACI/GA(2)LEN/EDF/WAO urticaria guideline as second-line therapy, can improve response, but many patients remain symptomatic...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881750/experimental-evidence-that-honeybees-depress-wild-insect-densities-in-a-flowering-crop
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Sandra A M Lindström, Lina Herbertsson, Maj Rundlöf, Riccardo Bommarco, Henrik G Smith
While addition of managed honeybees (Apis mellifera) improves pollination of many entomophilous crops, it is unknown if it simultaneously suppresses the densities of wild insects through competition. To investigate this, we added 624 honeybee hives to 23 fields of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.) over 2 years and made sure that the areas around 21 other fields were free from honeybee hives. We demonstrate that honeybee addition depresses the densities of wild insects (bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, marchflies, other flies, and other flying and flower-visiting insects) even in a massive flower resource such as oilseed rape...
November 30, 2016: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875589/on-the-effects-of-artificial-feeding-on-bee-colony-dynamics-a-mathematical-model
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Juliana Pereira Lisboa Mohallem Paiva, Henrique Mohallem Paiva, Elisa Esposito, Michelle Manfrini Morais
This paper proposes a new mathematical model to evaluate the effects of artificial feeding on bee colony population dynamics. The proposed model is based on a classical framework and contains differential equations that describe the changes in the number of hive bees, forager bees, and brood cells, as a function of amounts of natural and artificial food. The model includes the following elements to characterize the artificial feeding scenario: a function to model the preference of the bees for natural food over artificial food; parameters to quantify the quality and palatability of artificial diets; a function to account for the efficiency of the foragers in gathering food under different environmental conditions; and a function to represent different approaches used by the beekeeper to feed the hive with artificial food...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871357/contact-urticaria-with-paraphenylene-diamine-rare-or-underreported
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Muthu Sendhil Kumaran, Tarun Narang, Davinder Parsad
A 45-year old woman presented with a 2-day history of intensely itchy, erythematous wheals over her scalp and around her eyes, ears, and front of the chest. She had applied hair color and immediately developed hives on the scalp, face, and chest with rhinitis and redness in the eyes. The lesions recovered within a half hour of taking a cetirizine 10-mg tablet. She gave a similar history around three times in the past 6 months. She used a different brand of hair color every time but all were associated with the same symptoms...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870832/position-effects-influence-hiv-latency-reversal
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Heng-Chang Chen, Javier P Martinez, Eduard Zorita, Andreas Meyerhans, Guillaume J Filion
The main obstacle to curing HIV is the presence of latent proviruses in the bodies of infected patients. The partial success of reactivation therapies suggests that the genomic context of integrated proviruses can interfere with treatment. Here we developed a method called Barcoded HIV ensembles (B-HIVE) to map the chromosomal locations of thousands of individual proviruses while tracking their transcriptional activities in an infected cell population. B-HIVE revealed that, in Jurkat cells, the expression of HIV is strongest close to endogenous enhancers...
November 21, 2016: Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863053/caffeic-acid-phenethyl-ester-cape-revisited-covalent-modulation-of-xpo1-crm1-activities-and-implication-for-its-mechanism-of-action
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Sijin Wu, Keren Zhang, Hongqiang Qin, Mingshan Niu, Weijie Zhao, Mingliang Ye, Hanfa Zou, Yongliang Yang
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is the bioactive constituent of propolis from honeybee hives and is well known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant and immunomodulatory properties. Herein, we revisited the cellular mechanism underlying the diverse biological effects of CAPE. We demonstrated that XPO1/CRM1, a major nuclear export receptor, is a cellular target of CAPE. Through nuclear export functional assay, we observed a clear shift of XPO1 cargo proteins from a cytoplasmic localization to nucleus when treated with CAPE...
November 8, 2016: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852845/honey-bee-deformed-wing-virus-structures-reveal-conformational-changes-accompany-genome-release
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Lindsey J Organtini, Kristin L Shingler, Robert E Ashley, Elizabeth A Capaldi, Kulsoom Durrani, Kelly A Dryden, Alexander M Makhov, James F Conway, Marie C Pizzorno, Susan Hafenstein
: The picornavirus-like deformed wing virus (DWV) has been directly linked to colony collapse; however, little is known about the mechanisms of host attachment or entry for DWV or its molecular and structural details. Here we report the 3-D structures of DWV capsids isolated from infected honey bees, including the immature procapsid, genome-filled virion, putative entry intermediate (A-particle), and the empty capsid that remains after genome release. The capsids are decorated by large spikes around the five-fold vertices...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852693/migratory-bee-hive-transportation-contributes-insignificantly-to-transgenic-pollen-movement-between-spatially-isolated-alfalfa-seed-fields
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Natalie K Boyle, Sandya R Kesoju, Stephanie L Greene, Ruth C Martin, Douglas B Walsh
Contracted commercial beekeeping operations provide an essential pollination service to many agricultural systems worldwide. Increased use of genetically engineered crops in agriculture has raised concerns over pollinator-mediated gene flow between transgenic and conventional agricultural varieties. This study evaluated whether contracted migratory beekeeping practices influence transgenic pollen flow among spatially isolated alfalfa fields. Twelve honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies were permitted to forage on transgenic alfalfa blossoms for 1 wk in Touchet, WA...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Economic Entomology
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