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118. Tibbetts*, M.L. Fearon, E. Wong, Z.Y. Huang, R.M. Tinghitella. 2018. Rapid juvenile hormone downregulation in subordinate wasp queens facilitates stable cooperation. Proc Roc Soc B. in press. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2645


117. Li, Y., L. Zhang, Y. Yi,  W. Hu, Y. Guo, Z. Zeng, Z. Y. Huang, Z. Wang. 2017. Genome-wide DNA methylation changes associated with olfactory learning in Apis mellifera. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-17046-1

116. Liu, F., T. Shi, W. Yin, X. Su, L. Qi, Z. Y. Huang, S. Zhang, L. Yu, B. Grace. 2017.  microRNA ame-miR-279a regulates sucrose responsiveness in forager honey bees (Apis mellifera).   Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 90: 34-42. 

115. Huang, Z.Y., G. Bian, Z. Xi, X. Xie*, 2017. Genes important for survival or reproduction in Varroa destructor identified by RNA. Insect Science, DOI: 10.1111/1744-7917.12513

114. Yang, W., Z. Wu., Z.Y. Huang*, X. Miao*, 2017 Preservation of orange juice using propolis. Journal of Food Science and Technology. DOI 10.1007/s13197-017-2754-x

113.  Huang, Z.Y.*, S. Lin, K. Ahn. 2016. Methoprene does not affect juvenile hormone titers in honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers. Insect Sci. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12411

112.  Shpigler, H.*, A.J. Siegel, Z.Y. Huang and G. Bloch. 2016. No effect of juvenile hormone on task performance in a bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) supports an evolutionary link between endocrine signaling and social complexity. Hormones and Behavior. DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.08.004

111. Chen, Y.-W., P.-S. Wu, E.-C. Yang, Z.Y. Huang*. 2016. The impact of pyriproxyfen on the development of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies in field.  Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology, oi:10.1016/j.aspen.2016.06.005

110. Tibbetts*, E.A., K. Crocker, Z.Y. Huang. 2016. Socially selected ornaments influence hormone titers of signalers and receivers. PNAS, 113: 8478–8483, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1602707113

109. Teichroew, J.L., J. Xu*, A. Ahrends, Z.Y. Huang, K. Tan, Z. Xie. 2016. Is China’s unparalleled and understudied bee diversity at risk? Biological Conservation doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2016.05.023

108. Xie, X., Z.Y. Huang*, Z. Zeng. 2016. Why do Varroa mites prefer nurse bees? Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep28228 [reported on MSU News, etc]

107. Wang, Q., X. Xu, X. Zhu, L. Chen, S. Zhou, Z.Y. Huang*, B. Zhou*. 2016. Low-temperature stress during capped brood stage increases pupal mortality, disorientation and adult mortality in honey bees. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0154547. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154547

106. Li, Z.Y., Y. Xue, B. Ren, Z. Wang, Z.Y. Huang*. 2016. Drone and worker brood microclimates are regulated deferentially in honey bees, Apis mellifera. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148740. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148740


105. Huang, Z.Y. and Y. Wang. 2015. Social physiology of honey bees: differentiation in behaviors, castes, and longevity, Chapter in “Hive and the Honey Bee”, Dadant. pp 183-200.

104. Frazier, J., J. Pflugfleder, P. Aupinel, A. Decourtype, J. Ellis, C. Scott-Dupree, Z. Huang, et al. 2015. Assessing effects through laboratory toxicity testing. In Pesticide Risk Assessment for Pollinators (ed D. Fisher and T. Moriarty). Willey Blackwell. Pp. 75-94.

103. Xie, X., S. Luo, Z.Y. Huang. 2015. China invests two times as much as USA on honey bee research.  F1000Research 4:291 (doi:10.12688/f1000research. 6621.1)

102. Wang, Y.,Y. Li, Z.Y. Huang, X. Chen, J. Romeis, P. Dai, Y. Peng. 2015. Toxicological, biochemical, and histopathological analyses demonstrate that Cry1C and Cry2A are not toxic to larvae of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 06/2015; DOI:10.1021/acs.jafc.5b01662

101. Le Conte$, Y., Z.Y. Huang$*, M. Roux, Z.J. Zeng, J.-P. Christidès, A.G. Bgnères. 2015. . Varroa destructor changes its cuticular hydrocarbons to mimic new hosts. Biol. Lett. 11: 20150233. ($co-first authors) [reported on MSUNews, etc]


100. Milbrath, M.O, T. V. Tran, W.-F. Huang, L.F. Solter, D.R. Tarpy, F. K. Lawrence, Z.Y. Huang. 2014. Comparative virulence and competition between Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera). J. Invertebrate Pathology, doi:10.1016/j.jip.2014.12.006.

99. Wei-Fone Huang, W.-F., L. Solter, K.I. Aronstein, Z.Y. Huang. 2014. Infectivity and virulence of Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis in commercially available North American honey bees. J. Invertebrate Pathology, 124: 107-113.

98.  Ihle, K.E., O, Rueppell., Z.Y. Huang, Y. Wang,  M.K. Fondrk., R.E. Jr. Page., G.V. Amdam. 2014. Genetic architecture of a hormonal response to gene knockdown in honey bees. Journal of Heredity, doi: 10.1093/jhered/esu086.

97. Shpigler, H., E. Amsalem, Z.Y. Huang, M. Cohen, A.J. Siegel  et al. 2014. Gonadotropic and Physiological Functions of Juvenile Hormone in Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris) Workers. PLoS ONE 9(6): e100650. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100650

96. Zhu, X., S. Zhou, Z.Y. Huang*. 2014. Transportation and pollination service increase abundance and prevalence of Nosema ceranae in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Apicultural Research 53: 469-471. DOI 10.3896/IBRA.

95. Medved, V., Z.Y. Huang; A. Popadic. 2014. Ubx promotes corbicular development in Apis mellifera. Biology Letters. 2014;10(1). [reported by MSU news, Sciencedaily]


94. Abramson, C.I., T. Giray, Z.Y. Huang, X. Xie. 2013. Opportunities for collaborative research with honey bees in Turkey and ChinaBulletin of Insectology 66: 315-318

93. Yang, W., H. Kuang, J. Wang, S. Wang, Z. Wu, X. Miao*, Z.Y. Huang*.  2013. Comparative sucrose sensitivity in Apis mellifera and A. cerana foragers.  PLOSOne

92. Shi, Y.Y., L.X. Sun, Z.Y. Huang; X.B. Wu, Y.Q. Zhu, H.J. Zheng; Z.J. Zeng*. 2013. A SNP based high-density linkage map of Apis cerana reveals a high recombination rate similar to Apis mellifera. 

91. Luo, C.W., Z.Y. Huang, K. Li, X.M. Chen*, Y. Chen, Y. Sun. 2013. EAG responses of Apis cerana to floral compounds of a biodiesel plant, Jatropha curcas. J. Econ. Entomol. 106(4): 1653-1658 (2013); DOI:

90. Li, W.F., Z.Y. Huang, F. Liu, Z.G. Li, L.M. Yan, S. Zhang, B.X. Zhong, S.K. Su*. 2013. Molecular cloning and characterization of juvenile hormone acid methyltransferase in Apis mellifera and its expression profile during the caste differentiation. PLoS ONE 8(7): e68544. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068544

89. Milbrath, M.O., X. Xie, Z.Y. Huang*. 2013. Carbon dioxide anesthesia affects mortality of Nosema ceranae infected honey bees. J. Invertebrate Pathology.

88. Wegener, J., Z.Y.  Huang, M. W. Lorenz, J.I. Lorenz, K.  Bienefeld*, 2013.  New insights into the roles of juvenile hormone and ecdysteroids in honey bee reproduction. Journal of
Insect Physiology,

87. Goblirsch, M., Z.Y. Huang, M. Spivak*. 2013. Physiological and behavioral changes in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) induced by Nosema ceranae infection:  A potential detractor of social resiliency. PLoS ONE 8(3): e58165. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058165


86. Shi, Y.Y., W.Y. Yan, Z.Y. Huang, Z.L. Wang, X.B. Wu,  Z.J. Zeng*. 2012. Genomewide analysis indicates that queen larvae have lower methylation levels in the honey bee (Apis mellifera). Naturwissenschaften DOI 10.1007/s00114-012-1004-3.

85. Huang, Z.Y. 2012. Varroa mite reproductive biology. American Bee Journal 152: 981-985. Also published on Bee Culture.

84. Wang, Z.L.,  T.T. Liu, Z.Y. Huang, B.W. Xiao, W.Y. Yan, Z.J. Zeng*. 2012. Transcriptome analysis of the Asian honey bee Apis cerana cerana. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47954.

83. Luo, C.W., K. Li, X. M. Chen*, Z.Y. Huang. 2012. Ants contribute significantly to the pollination of a biodiesel plant, Jatropha curcasEnvironmental Entomology, 41: 1163-1168.

82. Li, L., F. Liu, W. Li, Z. Li, J. Pan, L. Yan, S.  Zhang, Z.Y. Huang*, S. Su*. 2012. Differences in MicroRNAs and their expressions between foraging and dancing honey bees, Apis mellifera L.  Journal of Insect Physiology 58: 1438–1443.

81. Shi, Y.Y., X.B. Wu, Z.Y. Huang, Z.L. Wang, W.Y. Yan, Z.J. Zeng*. 2012. Epigenetic modification of gene expression in honey bees by heterospecific gland secretions. PLoS One. 2012;7(8):e43727.

80. Ahn, K., X. Xie, J. Riddle, J. Pettis, Z.Y. Huang*. 2012. Effects of Long distance transportation on honey bee physiology. Psyche, 2012  doi:10.1155/2012/193029

79. Huang, Z.Y. 2012. Pollen nutrition affects honey bee stress resistance.  Terrestrial Arthropod Reviews 5: 175–189 (Invited review).

78. Liu, Z.Y. Z.L. Wang, W.Y. Yan, X.B. Wu, Z.J. Zeng*, Z.Y. Huang*. 2012. The sex determination gene shows no founder effect in the giant honey bee, Apis dorsata. PLoS ONE 7(4): e34436.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034436

77. Slone, J.D., T.L. Stout, Z.Y. Huang, S.S. Schneider*. 2012. The influence of drone physical condition on the likelihood of receiving vibration signals from worker honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insectes Sociaux 59,  101-107, DOI: 10.1007/s00040-011-0195-5


76. Shi, Y. Y., Z.Y. Huang*, Z.J. Zeng*, Z.L. Wang, X.B. Wu, W.Y. Yan. 2011. Diet and cell size both affect queen-worker differentiation through DNA methylation in honey bees (Apis mellifera, Apidae). PLoS ONE 6(4): e18808. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018808

75. Leniaud, L., E. Darrouzet, K. Ahn, F. Dedeine, Z.Y. Huang, A.-G. Bagneres*. 2011. Ontogenic potentialities of the worker caste in two sympatric subterranean termites. Evolution and Development. 13: 138-148 2OI: 10.1111/j.1525-142X.2011.00464.x

74. Luo C.W., Z. Y. Huang*, X.M. Chen*, K. Li, Y. Chen, Y. Y. Sun. 2011. Contribution of diurnal and nocturnal insects to the pollination of Jatropha curcas in Southwest China. J. Economic Entomology. 104: 149-154 DOI: 10.1603/EC10265

73. Huang, Z.Y. 2011. Effects of Nosema on honey bee behavior and physiology. American Bee Journal 151: 871-874.

2010 and prior:

72. Huang, Z.Y. 2010. Hives of activity and equality. Book Review for “Honeybee Democracy” by Thomas Seeley. Times Higher Education.

71. Tibbetts*, E.A., A. Izzo, Z.Y. Huang. 2010. Behavioral and physiological factors associated with juvenile hormone in Polistes wasp queens. Behav Ecol Sociobiol, DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1126-6

70. Tibbetts*, E. A., Z.Y. Huang. 2010. The challenge hypothesis in an insect: juvenile hormone is associated with reproductive conflict following queen loss in Polistes wasps. The American Naturalist 176: 123-130

69. Chen*, Y.P., Z.Y. Huang. 2010. Nosema ceranae, a newly identified pathogen of Apis mellifera in the U.S. and Asia. Apidologie 41: 364-374 (Invited review)

68. Huang, Z.Y. 2010. Honey bee nutrition. American Bee Journal 150: 773-776.

67. Izzo A, M. Wells, Z. Huang, Z, E. Tibbetts*. 2009. Cuticular hydrocarbons correlate with fertility, not dominance, in a paper wasp, Polistes dominulus. Behav Ecol Sociobiol 64: 857–864, doi:10.1007/s00265-010-0902-7

66. Johnson, R.M., Z.Y. Huang, M.R. Berenbaum*. 2009. Role of detoxification in Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) tolerance of the miticide tau-fluvalinate. International J Acarology, 36: 1-6

65. Navajas, M., D.L. Anderson, J. Clement, Z.Y. Huang, T. Zhou, L.I. de Guzman, Y. Le Conte. 2009. New Asian types of Varroa destructor represent new threats for world apiculture. Apidologie 40: 181-193

64. Du, Y., Y. Nomura, Z. Liu, Z.Y. Huang, K. Dong. 2009. Functional expression of an arachnid sodium channel reveals residues responsible for tetrodotoxin resistance in invertebrate sodium channels. J Biol. Chem. 284: 33869-75 [MSU News on Yuzhe’s paper]

63. Wegener, J., Z.Y. Huang, M.W. Lorenz, K. Bienefeld. 2009. Regulation of hypopharyngeal gland activity and oogenesis in honey bee (Apis mellifera) workers. Journal of Insect Physiology 55:716-725

62. Huang, Z.Y. 2009. A standardized procedure for the in vitro Rearing of Honey Bee Larvae., visited Feb 22, 2013.  [backup copy here, if the above URL does not work]

61. Huang, Z.Y. 2008. Book review on “Form and Function in the Honey Bee” by Goodman. American Entomologist 55: Winter.

60. Kou, R., S.-Y. Chou, Z.Y. Huang, R.-L. Yang. 2008. Juvenile hormone levels are increased in winners of cockroach fights. Hormones and Behavior 54: 521-527 [pdf]

59. Kou, R., H.-W. Chang, Z.Y. Huang, R.-L. Yang. 2008. Pheromone, juvenile hormone, and social status in the male lobster cockroach Nauphoeta cinerea.  Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology 68: 144-155 [pdf]

58. Duan, J.J. M. Marvier, J. Huesing, G. Diverly, Z.Y. Huang. 2008. A meta-analysis of effects of Bt crops on honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). PLoS ONE 3(1): e1415. doi:10.1371 journal.pone.0001415

57. Cho, S., Z. Y. Huang and J. Zhang. 2007. Sex-specific splicing of the honey bee doublesex gene reveals 300 million years of evolution at the bottom of the insect sex-determination pathway. Genetics 177:1733-41 [pdf]

56. Huang, Z.Y. 2007. The honey bee genome: the untold stories. Chinese Bulletin of Entomology. In Chinese.

55. Huang, Z.Y. 2007. Beekeeping in various parts of the world: China. ABC and XYZ of Bee Culture. I.A. Root. pp 92-93.

54. Wharton, K, F.C. Dyer, Z. Y. Huang, T. Getty. 2007. The honeybee queen influences the regulation of colony drone production. Behavioral Ecology 18: 1092-1099 [pdf]. [Science News on Katie’s Paper]

53. Chow, S.-Y, Z. Y. Huang , S.-C. Chen, R.-L. Yang, R. Kou. 2007. Antenna contact and agonism in the male lobster cockroach, Nauphoeta cinerea. Hormones and Behavior 52: 252-260 [pdf].

52. Liu, Z., J. Tan, Z.Y. Huang, K. Dong. 2006. Effect of a fluvalinate-resistance-associated sodium channel mutation from varroa mites on cockroach sodium channel sensitivity to fluvalinate, a pyrethroid insecticide. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 36: 885-889 [pdf].

51. Cho, S., Z.Y. Huang, D.R. Green, D.R. Smith, and J. Zhang. 2006. Evolution of the complementary sex-determination gene of honey bees: balancing selection and trans-species polymorphisms. Genome Research 16: 1366-1375 [pdf]. [MSU News], recommended by F1000:

50. Huang, Z.Y., J. Zhao, L. Zhou, Y. Qin. 2006. Electronic monitoring of feeding behavior of Varroa mites on honey bees. Journal of Apicultural Research 45(3): 157-158 [pdf].

49. Zeng, Z., Z.Y. Huang, Y. Qin, H. Pang. 2005. Hemolymph juvenile hormone titers in worker honey bees under normal and pre-swarming conditions. J. Econ. Entomol. 98: 274-278 [pdf].

48. Tan, J., Z. Liu, R. Wang, Z.Y. Hua ng, A.C. Chen, M. Gurevitz, K. Dong. 2005. Identification of amino acid residues in the insect sodium channel critical for pyrethroid binding. Molecular Pharmac ology 67: 513-522 [pdf].

47. Schneider, S.S., L. A. Lewis, Z. Y. Huang. 2004. The vibration signal and juvenile hormone titers in worker honey bees, Apis mellifera. Ethology 110: 977-985 [pdf]

46. Leoncini, I., Y. Le Conte, G. Costagliola, E. Plettner, A.L. Toth, M. Wang, Z.Y. Huang, J-M. Becard, D. Crauser, K.N. Slessor, G.E. Robinson*. 2004. Regulation of behavioral maturation by a primer pheromone produced by adult worker honey bees. PNAS 101:17561-17564 [pdf]

45. Huang, Z.Y., A.V. Hanley, W. Pett, J.J. Duan. 2004. Field and semi-field evaluation of impacts of transgenic canola pollen on survival and development of worker honey bees. Journal of Economic Entomology 97: 1517-1523 [pdf]

44. Smith, L., Z.Y. Huang. 2004. Another job for busy bees: Honey bees are the perfect choice for vectoring biocontrol agents. Bee Culture 132: 46-49 [pdf]

43. Zhou, T., D.L. Anderson, Z.Y. Huang, S. Huang, J. Yao, T. Ken, Q. Zhang. 2004. Identification of Varroa mites infesting Apis cerana and Apis mellifera in China. Apidologie 35: 645-654 [pdf]

42. Lin, H., C. Dusset & Z.Y. Huang. 2004. Short-term changes in juvenile hormone titres in honey bee workers due to stress. Apidologie 35: 319-328. [pdf]

41. Hanley, A.V., Z.Y. Huang & W. Pett. 2003. Does transgenic Bt corn pollen affect larval development of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) and greater wax moth (Galleria mellonella L.)? J. Apic Research 42: 77-81. [pdf]

40. Wang, R., Z.Y. Huang & K. Dong. 2003. Molecular characterization of an arachnid sodium channel gene from the varroa mite (Varroa destructor). Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 33: 733-739. [pdf]

39. Wang, R., K. Dong, Z.Y. Huang, P.J. Elzen & J. Pettis. 2002. Resistance Mechanism of Varroa jacobsoni to Fluvalinate: Altered Sodium Channel? In (eds: E.H. Erickson, R.E. Page Jr, and A.A. Hanna) Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Africanized Honey Bees and Bee Mites. pp 173-176

38. Huang, Z.Y., Fewell, J.H. 2002. Modeling insect societies: from genes to colony behavior. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 17: 403-404 [pdf]

37. Wang, R., Z. Liu, K. Dong, P.J. Elzen, J. Pettis, Z.Y. Huang. 2002. Association of novel mutations in a sodium channel gene with fluvalinate resistance in the varroa mite, Varroa destructor. Journal of Apicultural Research 40: 17-25 30. [pdf]

36. Schulz, D.S., M.J. Vermiglio, Z.Y. Huang, G.E. Robinson. 2002. Effects of colony food shortage on social interactions in honey bee colonies. Insectes Sociaux 49: 50-55 29. [pdf]

35. Huang, Z.Y. 2001. MiteZapper – a new and effective method for varroa mite control. American Bee Journal. 141: 730-732 [pdf]

34. Huang, Z.Y. & H. Lin. 2001. The small hive beetle: a new pest of honey bees in the United States. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society 46: 5, 8

33. Zhou, T., J. Yao, S.X. Huang & Z.Y. Huang. 2001. Larger cell size reduces varroa mite reproduction. Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference, American Bee Journal 141: 895-896

32. Huang, Z.Y., H.O. Kuang, B.Y. Kuang & Y. Qin. 2001. Juvenile hormone and division of labor in Apis cerana. Proceedings of 7th International Bee Research Association Conference and Asian Apicultural Association Conference, Thailand, 2000. Journal of Apicultural Research 40 (supplement): 3-6 54. [pdf]

31. Beshers, S.N., Z.Y. Huang, Y. Oono & G.E. Robinson. 2001. Social inhibition and the regulation of temporal polyethism in honey bees. Journal of Theoretical Biology 213: 461-479 [pdf]

30. Pearce, A.N., Z.Y. Huang & M.D. Breed. 2001. Juvenile hormone and aggression in honey bees. Journal of Insect Physiology 47: 1243-1247 [pdf]

29. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.E. Robinson. 1999. Social control of division of labor in honey bee colonies. In (Eds: C. Detrain, J.L. Denoubourg & J.M. Pasteels) Information Processing in Social Insects. Birhauser, pp. 165-186

28. Huang, Z. Y. 1999. Regulation of division of labor in worker honey bees: the activator-inhibitor model. In (Eds: L.J. Connor & R. Hoopingarner) Apiculture in the 21st Century. Wicwas Press, pp 25-37

27. Schmidt-Bailey, J., D. Westervelt & Z.Y. Huang. 2000. The Spartan Beetle Buster: testing of a new method for surveying the small hive beetle. Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference, American Bee Journal 140: 907. Abstract

26. Wang, R., D. Ke, P.J. Elzen, J. Pettis & Z.Y. Huang. 2000. Altered sodium channel as a possible resistance mechanism of Varroa jacobsoni to fluvalinate. Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference, American Bee Journal 140: 747. Abstract

25. Jassim, O., Z.Y. Huang & G.E. Robinson. 2000. Juvenile hormone profiles of worker honey bees during normal and accelerated behavioral development. Journal of Insect Physiology 46: 243-249 [pdf]

24. Bloch, G., D.W. Borst, Z.-Y. Huang, G.E. Robinson & A. Hefetz. 2000. Haemolymph JH titer, biosynthesis rates, ovarian development and the social environment in Bombus terrestris. Journal of Insect Physiology 46: 46-57 [pdf]

23. Giray, T., Z.-Y. Huang & G.E. Robinson. 1999. Endocrine basis of genetic differences for behavioral development in honey bees. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 47: 17-28 [pdf]

22. Huang, Z.-Y., E. Plettner & G.E. Robinson. 1998. Effect of social environment and mandibular gland removal on division of labor in worker honey bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 183: 143-152 [pdf]

21. Pankiw, T., Z.-Y. Huang, M.L. Winston & G.E. Robinson. 1998. Queen mandibular gland pheromone influences worker honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) juvenile hormone titers and foraging ontogeny. Journal of Insect Physiology 44: 685-692 [pdf]

20. Schulz, D.J., Z.-Y. Huang & G.E. Robinson. 1998. Effect of colony food shortage on the behavioral development of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 42: 295-303 [pdf]

19. Robinson, G.E. & Z.-Y. Huang. 1998. Colony integration in honey bees: genetic, endocrine, and social control of division of labor. Apidologie 29: 159-170 (Invited review) [pdf]

18. Trumbo, S.T., Z.-Y. Huang & G.E. Robinson. 1997. Division of labor between undertaker specialists and other middle age workers in honey bee colonies. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 41: 151-163 [pdf]

17. Cnaani, J., D.W. Borst, Z.-Y. Huang, G.E. Robinson & A. Hefetz. 1997. Caste determination in Bombus terrestris: differences in larval development and rates of JH biosynthesis. Journal of Insect Physiology 43: 373-381 [pdf]

16. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.E. Robinson. 1996. Regulation of honey bee division of labor by colony age demography. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 39: 147-158 [pdf]

Z.-Y. Huang. 1996. Insects in Chinese culture. link.

15. Bloch, G., D. W. Borst, Z.-Y. Huang, G.E. Robinson & A. Hefetz. 1996. Effects of social conditions on juvenile hormone-mediated reproductive development in Bombus terrestris workers. Physiological Entomology 21: 257-267

14. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.E. Robinson. 1995. Seasonal changes in juvenile hormone in worker honey bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology B 165: 18-28 [pdf]

13. Robinson, G.E., R.E. Page & Z.-Y. Huang. 1994. Temporal polyethism in social insects is a developmental process. Animal Behavior 48: 467-469 [pdf]

12. Huang, Z.-Y., G.E. Robinson & D.W. Borst. 1994. Physiological correlates of division of labor among similarly aged honey bees. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 174: 731-739 [pdf]

11. Goodman, W.G., Z.-Y. Huang, G.E. Robinson, C. Strambi & A. Strambi. 1993. A comparison of two juvenile hormone radioimmunoassays. Archives of Insect Biochemistry & Physiology 23: 147-152 [pdf]

10. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.E. Robinson. 1992. Honey bee colony integration: Worker-worker interactions mediate plasticity in endocrine and behavioral development. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 89: 11726-11729 (cited in the text book “Animal Behavior” by J. Alcock) [pdf]

9. Robinson, G.E., C. Strambi, A. Strambi & Z.-Y. Huang. 1992. Reproduction in worker honey bees is associated with low juvenile hormone titres and rates of biosynthesis. General & Comparative Endocrinology 87: 471-480 [pdf]

8. Huang, Z.-Y., G.E. Robinson, S.S. Tobe, K.J. Yagi, C. Strambi, A. Strambi & B. Stay. 1991. Hormonal regulation of behavioral development in the honey bee is based on changes in the rate of juvenile hormone biosynthesis. Journal of Insect Physiology 37: 733-741 [pdf]

7. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.W. Otis. 1991. Inspection and feeding of larvae by worker honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae): Effect of starvation and food quantity. Journal of Insect Behavior 4: 305-317 [pdf]

6. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.W. Otis. 1991. Non-random visitation of brood cells by worker honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Journal of Insect Behavior 4: 177-184 [pdf]

5. Huang, Z.-Y. & C.O. Knowles. 1990. Nicotinic and muscarinic cholinergic receptors in honey bee (Apis mellifera) brain. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology C 97: 275-281. [pdf]

4. Huang, Z.-Y. & C.O. Knowles. 1990. Properties of a quinuclidinyl benzilate binding component in the bulb mite. Comparative Biochemistry & Physiology C 95: 71-77 [pdf]

3. Huang, Z.-Y. 1990. A simple in vivo bioassay for estimating the hypopharyngeal gland activity in honeybees (Apis mellifera L, Apidae, Hymenoptera). Journal of Apicultural Research 29: 75-81 [pdf]

2. Huang, Z.-Y., G.W. Otis & P.E.A. Teal. 1989. Nature of brood signal activating the protein synthesis of hypopharyngeal gland in honey bees, Apis mellifera (Apidae: Hymenoptera). Apidologie 20: 455-464 [pdf]

1. Huang, Z.-Y. & G.W. Otis. 1989. Factors determining hypopharyngeal gland activity of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Insectes Sociaux 36: 264-276 [pdf]