Presentations by Huang

Presentations by Zachary Huang

Department of Entomology

Michigan State University, 288 Farm Lane Rm 243, East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: 517-353-8136, Email: bees@msu.edu, Web : http://bees.msu.edu

Education

1988    Ph.D., Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Canada 

1982    B.Sc, Entomology and phytopathology, Hunan Agricultural University

Extension (25% for 2014-2018, 50% for 1999-2013)

Web sites

Web host, designer and contents for http://cyberbee.net, over 2000 photos related to bees and beekeeping. 

Host, designer and Contributor to Michigan Beekeepers’ Association web site, http://michiganbees.org. Blog postings and observations on flowering plants and honey bees.

Extension Bulletin

Huang, Z.Y., 2018. Feeding honey bees. MSU Extension bulletin, E. 3369.

Articles in Popular Press

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

Huang, Z.Y., 2011. Effects of Nosema on honey bee behavior and physiology.  American Bee Journal 151: 871-874.   Bee Culture 138: 21-24.   

Huang, Z.Y., 2010. Honey bee nutrition.  American Bee Journal 150 : 773-776.  Also published on Bee Culture.

Huang, Z.Y. 2009. Colony collapse crisis. Good Fruit Grower 60(6).

Huang, Z.Y. 2008. “Teaching beekeeping in Nepal”, Michigan Beekeepers Assoc. Newsletter, July, p 6-7

Huang, Z.Y., 2008. “Swarm led by a virgin queen”, Michigan Beekeepers Assoc Newsletter, June, pp 4-5

Huang, Z.Y., W. Pett.  2008.  “Working with your beekeeper for optimal fruit pollination,” Michigan Farm News, April 15, pp 20-21.

Huang, Z.Y. 2007. As a beekeeper you should know about CCD. Midwest Beekeeping, 1: 8.

Huang, Z.Y. 2007. As a beekeeper you should know about CCD. Midwest Beekeeping, 1: 8.

Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Dealing with mites and other stresses. Michigan Beekeepers Assoc Newsletter, 8: 4-7.

Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Dealing with mites and other stresses. Michigan Beekeepers Assoc Newsletter, 8: 4-7.

Isaacs, R., Z.Y. Huang. 2005. Bees help optimize the pollination of fruit trees. The Vegetable Growers News 44: 51-53.

Huang, Z.Y., W. Pett. 2005. Strong honeybee colonies can survive through winter. The Vegetable Growers News 44: 53.

Isaacs, R., Z.Y. Huang. 2005. Bees help optimize the pollination of fruit trees. The Vegetable Growers News 44: 51-53

Huang, Z.Y., W. Pett. 2005. Strong honeybee colonies can survive through winter. The Vegetable Growers News 44: 53

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

Huang, Z.Y. 2004. Pollination of Vine Crops, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers News 27: 16

Huang, Z.Y. 2004. Pollination for Vegetables and Pesticide Use.  Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers News 27(9): 19

Qin, Y., Z.Y. Huang. 2004. Dynamics of Nosema spores in honey, beeswax and their relationship to worker infection. Proceedings of the American Bee Research Conference, American Bee Journal 144: 406-407, Abstract

Huang, Z.Y. 2003. Fall treatment of Varroa mites. Michigan Beekeepers Assoc Newsletter, Fall.

Contributor to the MSU CAT Alert/ IPM News system (http://ipmnews.msu.edu/)

Huang, Z.Y. W. Pett. 2011. An update on Colony Collapse Disorder and how to get the best pollination this season

Huang, Z.Y., W. Pett. 2010. Using honey bees for fruit pollination

Huang, Z.Y., W. Pett. 2009. Working with beekeepers for optimal pollination for fruit production

Huang, Z.Y., W. Pett.  2008.  “Working with your beekeeper for optimal fruit pollination,

Huang, Z.Y. 2007. Locating a local beekeeper for fruit pollination

Huang, Z.Y., R. Isaacs. 2007. Using bees for pollination of fruit crops

Huang, Z.Y. 2007. The recent honey bee crisis and its implications for Michigan fruit growers

Huang, Z.Y. 2007. Honey bee colony collapse disorder and vegetable growers

Isaacs, R. and Z.Y. Huang. 2006. Using bees for pollination of small fruit crops. Fruit Crop Advisory Team Alert, MSU

Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Honey bee update. Fruit Crop Advisory Team Alert, MSU

Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Pollination for crops and pesticide use. Fruit Crop Advisory Team Alert, MSU

Huang, Z.Y. 2005. Honey bees and cucurbit pollination. Vegetable Crop Advisory Team Alert, MSU

Publications on ultravioletphotography.com

Huang, Z.Y.  2015. Helianthus maximiliani Schrad. (Asteraceae) Maximilian Sunflower. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision.

Huang, Z.Y.  2015. Cucurbita pepo L. (Cucurbitaceae) Pumpkin. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision.

Huang, Z.Y.  2015. Helianthus tuberosus L. (Asteraceae) Jerusalem Artichoke. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision.

Huang, Z.Y.  2015. Cucumis sativus L. (Cucurbitaceae) Cucumber. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision.

Huang, Z.Y.  2015. Solanum tuberosum L.(Solanaceae) Potato. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet, visible light and simulated insect vision.

Huang, Z.Y.  2014. Disocactus ackermannii (Haw.) Barthlott (Cactaceae) Orchid Cactus. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light.

Huang, Z.Y.  2014. Hoya carnosa Thunb (Apocynaceae) Wax Plant. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light.

Huang, Z.Y.  2014. Lonicera japonica Thunb (Caprifoliaceae) Japanese Honeysuckle. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light.

Huang, Z.Y.  2014. Penstemon digitalis Nutt. ex Sims (Plantaginaceae) Foxglove Beardtongue. Flowers photographed in ultraviolet and visible light.

Blog/posting on the Michigan Beekeeper Association web site (michiganbees.org) or at bees.msu.edu

2020 :

Fall flower 2 : Goldenrod

Fall flower 1 : Chinese sumac

Summer flower 12 : Alfalfa

Summer flower 11 : Red clover

Bee plant videos

Summer flower 10 : star thistle

Summer flower 9 : Canda thistle

Summer flower 8 : Sweet clovers

Summer flower 7 : White clover

A queen was dead, but then resurrected

Summer flower 6 : Crown vetch

Summer flower 5 : Birds foot trefoil

Summer flower 4 : Staghorn sumac

Summer flower 3 : Basswood

Beehavior 1 : colony wide Nasonov-phermone releasing

Summer flower 2 : Everlasting peas

Summer flower 1 : Cattails

Spring flower 30 : Poison ivy

Spring flower 27 : Desert false indigo

Spring flower 26 : Smoke bush

Spring flower 25 : Autumn olive

Spring flower 24 : Peonies

Spring flower 23 : Lilac

Spring flower 22 : Redbud

Spring flower 21 : Tulip

Spring flower 20 : Honeysuckle

Spring flower 19 : Peach

Spring is here !

2019 :

Bee-Love (poem)

Winter flower 4: Eurya spp

Winter flower 3: Chinese plum flowers (Prunus mume)

Spring flower 18: Almond flowers

Spring flower 17: Nanking cherry flowers

Spring flower 16: Flowering cherry flowers

Spring flower 15: Cherry flowers

Spring flower 14: Plum flowers

Spring flower 13: Apricot flowers

Spring flower 12: Pussy willow

Spring flower 11: Magnolia flowers 

Spring flower 10: Maple tree flowers

Spring flower 9: Hyacinth flowers

Spring flower 8: Canola flowers

Spring flower 7: Grape hyacinth flowers

Spring flower 6: Skunk cabbage flowers

Spring flower 5: Anemone flowers

Spring flower 4: Christmas rose flowers

Spring flower 3: Scilla flowers

Spring flower 2: Crocus flowers

Spring flower 1: Winter aconite flowers

Winter flower 2: Wintersweet, Chimonanthus

Winter flower 1: Loquat flowers

2018:

Michigan honey plants : Staghorn sumac

Michigan Honey Plants: Crown Vetch

Michigan honey plants: basswood

Bird’s foot trefoil

Ctalpa : nectar flow from flowers and leaves

White clover

Feeding bees

2017:

Shootout at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Value of honey bees in Michigan from pollination service and honey production

Adjusting control mortality in LC50/LD50 determination using R

2016:

Honey bees foraging on extrafloral nectaries of Catalpa speciosa, Bignoniaceae

False queen laying eggs

Pomegranate flowers with bees

Bee vampire picks the right host to suck

2015 in Bees and Flowers

2015:

Bees swarming over American holly

Black locust, a major honey plant in Michigan

Huang’s mite research featured on MSU news

Smoke bush flowers are highly attractive to honey bees and other pollinators

Beautiful luffa flowers as seen by honey bees

Pretty flowers, but bees rarely love ‘em – lilac

Not pretty flowers, but bees love ‘em – autumn olive

Singing to bees

To feed, or not to feed

2014:

Yellowjackets not as smart as honey bees

Asian honey bees foraging on Chinese redbud tree flowers.
Honey bees will forage on tulip flowers for pollen

Eastern skunk cabbage provides bees with ample pollen in early spring

Michigan Spring Flowers: Winter Aconite

Winter mortality at one MSU yard

Single gene separates queen from workers

2013:

Bees swarming over lotus. http://www.michiganbees.org/ 2013/lotus/
Beebee tree blooming @MSU. http://www.michiganbees.org/ 2013/ bee-bee-tree-blooming-msu/
Apis cerana, a bit strange, in its PER. www.michiganbees.org/2013/cerana-per/
CO2 does not kill Nosema infected bees. www.michiganbees.org/2013/not-co2/
The new species of Nosema (Nosema ceranae) also increases juvenile hormone titers and makes bees forage earlier. www.michiganbees.org/2013/Nosema-jh/
Two bees on two covers. www.michiganbees.org/2013/2covers/
First glimpse of bees in 2013. www.michiganbees.org/2013/first- glimpse-of-bees-2013/

2012:

Apricots, plums and boxelders

Do bees forage on peonies?

Crabapples Blooming in East Lansing, Michigan.

Western and Eastern honey bees foraging on peach flowers

Apis dorsata paper and photos

Honey bees foraging on magnolia flowers

Cherry blossoms and honey bees

Feeding bees in winter

The Harvard bee, Davidia and spicy honey

Bee feeding – trophallaxis

First foragers of 2012

Flowers and Bees from NCSU and Duke Gardens

2011:

Honey bee update and fruit pollination

Bees on sea rockets

MSU Half a million of newbees, Part 2

MSU Half a million of newbees, Part 1. Package Bee Installation

2010:

Sugar Dusting Your Varroa Mite

Small Hive Beetle Management in Michigan

Alpine flowers, Part I

Bees, on peas

Tulip poplar

Catching the first swarm in 2010

Michigan Spring Flowers 2 (Mostly maples, and a bee)

Crocus still blooming

Spring bees

Michigan bees: how much are they worth?

Extension Presentations

(A total of 336 presentations reaching 31,282)


Extension/Outreach Presentations in Michigan (N=number of contact hours)

(A total of 190 Extension talks in Michigan, reaching 18,919 person-hours)

2020:

   MBA fall conference:
          Honey bee swimming behavior

          Stresses on honey bees

   MBA Spring conference:  
          Varroa mite biology

          Queen and drone biology

          Michigan honey plants

          Honey bee dissection (2 hrs)

          MSU honey bee research update         

2019: MBA talk:   Varroa mite biology (2X) 60        Queen and drone biology (2X) 35        Honey bee dissection (2 hrs) 42 SEMBA intermediate class: Queen and mating biology 40 Drone biology 40 Making a split colony 40 Meridian garden club: beetography 20 Ann Arbor Home Gardeners : Honey bee biology, 10          Starting up beekeeping 10          Honey bee disease and pests 10 Comb Queen rearing workshop: queen biology 15 Queen rearing group: drone and mating biology 15 Meridian garden club: field trip for shooting bees 6   2018: MSU Training for Veterinarians:  honey bee anatomy (14)                                                                honey bee nutrition and feeding bees (14) SEMBA bee school, June 3rd, mite zapper (45)                                                              Honey bee nutrition (45)                                                               Honey Bee disease (45)                              Central Michigan Bee Club Queen Rearing Class                                   Queen biology (20)                                                                       Drone biology and mating behaviors (20)  Bee paloosa, June 24 (400)                                                           Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring Conference                                   MI honey plants (70)                                                                     Feeding bees (80) Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference, MSU Huang lab research update Central Michigan Bee Club, hone bee pheromones (60)                                                                                                          2017:
Kalamazoo Bee School, Feb 18 Michigan Bee Plants, (50)
Moving bees – Impact of Transportation & Relocation (30)

 
Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting, March 12/13 Michigan bee plants (60), Effects of transportation and relocation on honey bees (40), Effect of nosema on honey bees (30), Honey bee anatomy (hands on workshop, 2 hrs x 20) 
  
Advanced beekeeping course, SEMBA bee club, Novi Tollgate, Apr 2. Benefits of raising queens, banking queens, and two-queen systems (45), Benefits of nucs and different kinds of nucs (45)

“Foundation options and installation”, Beginners Beekeeping course, SEMBA, April 2
 
“How do transportation and relocation affect your bees”, Sawgaina Valley Beekeepers Association, May 5 (60)

 
SEMBA Bee School, beginner’s, May 7 I.P.M. Type of varroa treatment – brood interruption options (45), Discussion and demo sugar roll (45).

 
SEMBA Bee School, Advanced Class, May 7. Quick queen introduction (42), Conditions required for successful queen rearing (42).

 
“Michigan honey bee plants,” Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers, June 11 (50)

 
Bee Palooza, MSU campus, June 18 (300) 

“What do bees see?” Seven ponds bee club, June 27 (60)   “How to photography honey bees in the field,” Shutterbug Group at Ann Arbor, Aug 8 (25)   “Honey bee photography basics,” Ann Arbor Backyard Beekeepers.
 


2016:

Photographing honey bees, an introduction, Center of Michigan Bee Group Nov. 14 (50)

Varroa: biology, monitoring and control, Mid Michigan Beekeepers Club, Nov 3 (70)

Varroa: biology, monitoring and control, Monroe Country beekeepers, Oct 24 (25)

Varroa: biology, monitoring and control, SEMBA, Oct 23 (20)

MSU research update: Eco-physiology of moving honey bees, MBA fall meeting, Flint, MI (35)

Nosema: biology and control, MBA fall meeting, Flint, MI (10)

Varroa: biology, monitoring and control, MBA fall meeting, Flint, MI (40)

Relocation of bee colonies: loss of productivity,” Mid Michigan Beekeepers Club (70)

Laying workers in colonies, symptoms, prevention and control,” Mid Michigan Beekeepers Club (70)

The ability to identify hive problems, evaluate and apply corrective measures.” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Summer Picnic (50)

Working with beekeepers for your blueberry pollination, Blueberry Growers Meeting, MI (20)

Bee palooza, MSU campus June (600)

Honey bee anatomy workshop (2 hrs) MSU ANR beekeeping Week. March (36 x 2 times)

2015:

Bees are important in MI agriculture, Lansing Farmers’ Club. Okemos, MI Dec (75)

Michigan bee plant, MBA fall meeting, Traverse City, MI Oct (50)
Life of a worker bee, MBA fall meeting, Oct (35)
Honey bee behaviors, MBA fall meeting, Oct (35)

Honey bee dissection, Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Albion, MI July (43×2)

Effect of Nosema on honey bees, Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Albion, MI July (13)

Honey bee behaviors, Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Albion, MI July (20)

Bee Palooza, MSU campus June (500)

Beekeeping 101, Holt Library, MI, June (12)

Beekeeping 101, Mason Library, MI, June (18)

Flower colors as seen by honey bees, Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association Conference, Novi, MI Mar (50)

“Panel discussion on bees and beekeeping,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association Conference, Novi, MI Mar (70)

“Honey bee anatomy and function,” a hands-on 2 hours class, Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring conference, MSU, Mar (46 x 2 hrs)

2014:

“What do bees see?” Michigan Beekeepers Assoc. Fall Conference, Midland, MI Oct (45)

“American foulbrood, diagnosis and treatment,” Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference, Midland, MI Oct , with Walter Pett (50)

“Importance of honey bees to MI agriculture and threats to bees, Sierra Club, Oct 28, (35)

“Honey bees are important for MI agriculture,” Cromaine Library, Hartland, MI, July (55)

Show and tell on honey bees, Bee Palooza, MSU Campus, June, (about 200)

“Honey bee form and function,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association, March

“Honey bee anatomy.” 2 hr hands-on dissection, MSU ANR Week Beekeeping Program, March (22 x 2=44)

“Effects of Nosema on honey bee physiology and behavior,” MSU ANR Week Beekeeping Program, March (n=110)

 “Michigan honey plants,” MSU ANR Week Beekeeping Program, March (n=70)

“Providing best fruit tree pollination with honey bees and other bees – Southwest Hort Days, Benton Harbor, MI March (70)


2013:

“Update on research at MSU,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Summer Meeting, Novi, MI, July, (70)

“Diseases and pests of honey bees,” Center of Michigan Beekeepers, East Lansing, MI. June, (80)

“Introduction to digital photography of bees,” Center of Michigan Beekeepers, East Lansing, MI. June, (60)

“Show and tell on honey bees,” Bee Palooza, MSU Campus, June 23, (120)

“Blueberry pollination,” Blueberry Prebloom IPM meeting, Paw Paw MI, May, (50).

“Introduction to digital beetography,” Southeastern Beekeepers Association, Novi, MI, March

“Honey bee anatomy and dissection,” Hands-on Workshop, MSU ANR Week, E. Lansing, MI March (2 times, 48)

2012:

“Honey bee pheromones, “Michigan State University ANR Week Honey Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, March (two times, 160)

“Mating biology of honey bees,” Michigan State University ANR Week Honey Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, March (two times, 160)

“Effect of Nosema spp on honey bees,” Michigan State University ANR Week Honey Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, March (80)

2011:

“Update on Nosema ceranae research,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, E. Lansing, MI Dec (50)

“Catching a swarm of honey bees,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, E. Lansing, MI Dec (70)

“Honey bees and beekeeping, show and tell,” Barry County Extension 4-H Youth Program. Hastings, MI, May (265 3rd grade students)

Varroa reproductive biology,” Southeastern Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Spring Meeting, March (50)

“Pesticide synergism affect honey bee homing ability,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Spring Meeting, March (50)

“Beekeeping in Turkey,” Michigan State University ANR Week Honey Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, March (60)

“Honey bee disease,” Michigan State University ANR Week Honey Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, March (60) (two times, 60 x 2)

2010:

Varroa mite Reproductive Biology,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Novi, MI, Nov (70)

“Beekeeping in Turkey,” Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Association, St. John, MI, Nov. (60)

“Homing in honey bees: relay learning and how pesticide interaction affects it,” Dow Corning Technical Exchange Society, Midland, MI, Oct 5, 2012 (60)

Varroa mites – an advanced study,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI Oct (50)

“Colony Collapse Disorder, an update,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI Oct (50)

“Honey bees and beekeeping, show and tell,” Barry County Extension 4-H Youth Program. Hastings, MI, May (350 3rd grade students)

“Effect of transportation on honey bee physiology,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association, Novi, MI, March (240)

“Beetography: how to take macro photographs of honey bees,” MSU ANR week Beekeeping Program, East Lansing, MI, March (60)

Nosema diseases: a tale of two species,” MSU ANR week Beekeeping Program, East Lansing, MI, March (120)

“Honey bee diseases and pests,” Shiawassee Conservation District, MI, Feb (55)

“Honey bee biology, behavior and bee products,” Shiawassee Conservation District, MI, Feb (55)

2009:

“Honey bees: their importance to agriculture,” Bioblitz at the Kalamazoo Nature Center, Sept, (10)

2008:

“Honey bees and beekeeping, show and tell,” Barry County Extension 4-H Youth Program. Hastings, MI, May (375 3rd grade students)

“Honey bee diseases, pests and the CCD crisis,” Ingham County Extension Center, April 9 (15)

 “Using honey bees for blueberry pollination,” special topics on blueberry production, Fennville, MI March 27, (50)

“GM Plants and honey bees: do they cause CCD?” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association, Novi, MI, March 15 (150)

“Honey bee biology,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, March 7-8 (three times, 90)

“Threats to honey bees and CCD update,” Bee Class by Ingham County Extension Office, MSU Pavilion, Jan 15 (25)

“Importance of honey bees for Michigan fruit industry and their current status,”NW Michigan Orchard & Vineyard Show, Traverse City, MI, Jan (100)

2007:

“Working with your beekeeper for optimal pollination of fruits and vegetables,” Great  Lakes Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market Expo, Grand Rapids, MI, Dec (with W. Pett, 150)

“Colony collapse disorder and its implications for our food,” Presentation at “ God Save The Queen October Honey Bee Research Benefit,” Leapin Lizard Gallery, Covington, KY, Oct 12, (100)

“Honey bees are important to Michigan agriculture,” Capital area Audubon Program, Lansing, MI. Nov (50)

“Honey bees: importance to Michigan agriculture and threats they face,” Pfizer, Portland, MI. June (70)

“Fruit pollination using honey bees and other insects,” MSU Horticultural Days, Benton Harbor, MI, Feb (66)

“Field-testing the Mitezapper,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association Spring Conference, MI, Feb (80)

 “Varroa mites: biology and its control,” Ingham County MSU Extension Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, Feb (24)

“Honey bees: biology and beauty,” Senior Group, First Baptist Church, Okemos, MI. Feb (30)

“Honey bee diseases and pests,” Ingham County MSU Extension Bee Program, E. Lansing, MI, Feb (24)

2006 and earlier:

“What can I do for you, Michigan beekeepers,” Michigan Beekeepers Association, Midland, MI, Oct 2006 (15)

“Honey bee show and tell,” Meridian Heritage Festival, Meridian Township Complex, Okemos, MI. Oct, 2006, with K. Wharton (300)

“Honey bee pests and diseases,” Eaton County Education Center, Charlotte, Michigan, July 2006 (50)

“Honey Bee Research at MSU and Tour of MSU Bee Biology Building,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers Association Summer Picnic, @ MSU Apiary, http://sembabees .org/gallery/ MSU06_0506.html (27)

“Honey bees and blueberry pollination,” Blueberry Field Day, Travel Nichols Research Station, May 2006 (80)

“Almond pollination in California,” ANR Week Beekeeping conference, MSU, MI, March 2006 (180)

“The life of a worker bee”, Michigan Beekeeper Association Fall Meeting, Midland, MI, Oct 2005 (80)

“Honey bee pheromones: biology and relevance to beekeeping,” Southwest Michigan Beekeepers Association Meeting, Benton Harbor, Oct 2005 (50)

“Honey bee researches in the country,” Cranbrooke Bee Club, Bloomfield Hills, MI, Oct 2005 (18)

 “Honey bee show and tell,” Meridian Heritage Festival, Meridian Township Complex, Okemos, MI. Oct, 2005, (with K. Wharton, 400)

Slide show of bees, Observation hive show, “Behavior of bees,” “How honey is made,” “Bee sting,” a 3 hr program, Bennett Woods School, Okemos, MI.  Sept, 2005, with K. Wharton (170 x 3)

“Basic honey bee biology,” “Starting up with bees,” “Seasonal management,” “Disease and pests of honey bees,” One day workshop and field day (9am to 3pm). Lakeview, MI, Aug 2005 (20)

“Honey bee Biology,” “Dance reading” and “Nest recognition,” Korean Visiting International Professional Program, MSU, July 2005, (20 teachers x 3)

“Honey bee biology,” Senior Students, Okemos High School, May, 2005 (20 students)

“Melatonin and honey bee division of labor,” Senior Students, Okemos High School, May, 2005 (30 students)

“Exocrine glands and their pheromones,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Meeting, Novi, MI, April 2005 (120)

“Exocrine glands and their pheromones,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2005 (160)

“Dynamics of Nosema spore levels in honey, beeswax and relationship to rate of worker infection,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2005 (140)

 “Honey bee health, numbers, and other factors in cucumber pollination,” Great Lakes Expo (Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market), Grand Rapids, MI, Dec 2004 (110)

“Honey bee division of labor,” Rotary International, Okemos branch, Okemos, MI, Dec 2004 (40)

“How do bees and insects over-winter?” Junior League of Detroit BINZ, Belle Isle Nature Zoo, MI, Dec 2004 (20)

“Honey bee exocrine glands and pheromones,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Meeting, Higgins Lake, MI, Oct 2004 (60)

“Show and tell on honey bees,” Meridian Heritage Festival, Meridian Township Complex, Okemos, MI. Oct 2, 2004. (500 attendees)

“Honey bees photographed around the world,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Meeting, Novi, MI, March 2004 (160)

“Honey bees photographed around the world,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2004 (160)

“Apilife Var and other means for controlling Varroa mites,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2004 (160)

“Vine crop pollination,” Great Lakes Expo (Fruit, Vegetable & Farm Market), Grand Rapids, MI, Dec 2003 (250)

“American foulbrood: symptoms, treatment, resistance and recent research,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Cadillac, MI, Oct 2003 (50)

“A five year summary of bee research and education at MSU,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Cadillac, MI, Oct 2003 (50)

“Five years at MSU,” Southwest Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Meeting, Benton Harbor, MI, Oct 2003 (30)

“Honey bee education and research at MSU,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Meeting, Novi, MI, Sept 2003 (30)

Presentation to 2nd Grade, Marble Elementary School, MI. May 29, 2003 (21)

Field demonstration “How to install package bees,” to Cub Scouts, May 5, 2003 (7)

“Age related changes in worker honey bees,” Keynote Speaker, Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association 63rd Annual Bee School, Schoolcraft College, MI, Mar 2003 (120)

“The extraordinary queen: insect birth control,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2003 (150)

“Why young bees like it warm –flight development in bees,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2003 (150)

“Age related changes in worker honey bees,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2003 (150)

“The cousins of our bees: Asian bees,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Flint, MY, Oct 2002 (50)

 “Varroa mites and update on the mitezapper,” Southwest Michigan Beekeepers’ Association summer meeting, Lake Michigan College, Benton Harbor, MI, June 2002 (15)

“Tree fruit pollination – makes it or breaks it,” MSU Tree Fruit IPM & Production School, Kellogg Biological Station, MSU, Feb 2002 (100)

“Melatonin and bees: why some bees work around the clock and others sleep,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2002 (160)

Varroa control with a new device, the Spartan Mitezapper,” Fall meeting of Michigan Beekeeper’s Association, Big Rapids, MI, Oct 2001 (60)

“Beekeeping with Apis cerana in China,” Fall meeting of Michigan Beekeeper’s Association, Big Rapids, MI, Oct 2001 (60)

“Mitezapper: how does it work and its potential market,” National Agri-Marketing Association at MSU, MSU, Oct 2001 (16)

“Mitezapper for Varroa control: simple idea, great effect,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association 63rd Annual Bee School, Schoolcraft College, MI, Mar 2001(80)

“Two web-related projects at MSU to help beekeepers,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2001 (120)

“Mitezapper for Varroa control: simple idea, great effect,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2001 (120)

Varroa mites and Chinese bees,” Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Big Rapids, MI, Oct 2000(80)

“Honey bee research at Michigan State University,” Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Big Rapids, MI, Oct 2000(80)

“What is new with the small hive beetle?” Michigan Beekeepers Association and Indiana Beekeepers Association Joint Summer Meeting, Nappanee, IN, June 2000(90)

“What is buzzing with bee research at Michigan State University?” Michigan State Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Big Rapids, Oct2000(120)

Presentation at Rural Education Day MSU Pavilion, April 2000 (1,500 3rd grade students)

“Pesticide resistance: how do bugs get it?” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week Beekeeping Program, Michigan State University, Mar 2000(180)

“Small hive beetle update,” Michigan Beekeepers’ Association Fall Meeting, Big Rapids, MI, Oct 1999 (90)

“Small hive beetle,” Plant Industry Section Fall Training, Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division, Michigan Department of Agriculture, Lansing, MI, Oct 1999 (70)

“Update on the small hive beetle, a new pest in honey bees,” Pesticide Education and Regulatory Update, E. Lansing, MI, Oct 1999 (70)

“Small hive beetle report” and demonstration of mite resistance field test, Holland Beekeeper’s Meeting, Holland, MI, July 1999 (80)

Demonstration of mite resistance field test, Southeast Michigan Beekeeper’s Meeting, Davisburg, MI, July 1999 (70)

Demonstration of mite resistance field test, Southwest Michigan Beekeeper’s Meeting,” St. Joseph, MI, July 1999 (10)

Demonstration of mite resistance field test, Michigan Beekeeper’s Association Summer Meeting, St. Charles, MI, July 1999 (80)

“Social organization of the honey bee colony,” Keynote speaker, Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association 61st Annual Bee School, Schoolcraft College, MI, April 1999 (120)

“A closer look at the Nosema problem,” Southeast Michigan Beekeepers’ Association 61st Annual Bee School, Schoolcraft College, MI, April 1999 (120)

“Social organization of the honey bee colony,” Agricultural and Natural Resources Week, MSU, Mar 1999 (200)

“Research experience and future research,” Southwest Michigan Beekeepers Association, Benton Harbor, Feb 1999 (6)

“Division of labor in the colony,” Missouri State Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Michigan State Beekeepers Association, Cadillac, Oct, 1998 (120)

Extension Presentations in Other States

(Total of 92 talks, reaching 7,025 person-hours)

“Honey bee behavior,” Honey Convention, Knoxville, TN, Mar 2019 (60)
“Honey bee pheromones,” Honey Convention, Knoxville, TN, Mar 2019 (35)
“Mite reproductive bilogy” (x2), Heartland Apic Soc, Bowling Green, KY, Jul 2019 (60)
“How transportation affects honey bees” (x2) , Heartland Apic Soc, Bowling Green, KY, Jul 2019 (50)

Heartland Apicultral Society Annual Meeting, July, 2018, St Louis, MO.

        “Beetography, field tour” (6)

        “beetography, image processing” (6)

        “Honey bee nutrition and feeding bees” (80)

University of Illinois Honey Bee Short Course, May, 2018

                                  Beetography demo (50)

Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Meeting, July 2017, Evansville, IN,

“Honey bee behavior” (25),

“Honey bee behavior at the apiary” (9),

“Field trip for beetography” (5),

“What do bees see” (20).

“Varroa mite reproduction and RNAi for its control” Penn State Beekeepers Association, Oct 2016, College Park, PA (80)

“Honey bee nutrition part 1” Wyoming Bee School, Mar 2016, Cheyenne, WY (80)

“Honey bee nutrition part 2” Wyoming Bee School, Mar 2016, Cheyenne, WY (80)

“Varroa and Nosema, biology and control” Wyoming Bee School, Mar 2016, Cheyenne, WY (80)

 “Toxicity of Pesticides to Honey Bees: Effect of Behavior, Temperature, and Transportation,” Florida Bee School 2016 Keynote, Flagler Beach, FL (300)

“Honey bee pheromones and relevance to beekeeping,” Florida Bee School 2016, Flagler Beach, FL (60)

“Regulation of Varroa mite reproduction,” Florida Bee School 2016, Flagler Beach, FL (60)

“Regulation of Varroa mite reproduction,” Keynote at North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, Feb 2016, New Bern, NC (700)

“Honey bee pheromones and relevance to beekeeping,” North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, Feb 2016, New Bern, NC (70)

“Nectar plants with bee glamour shots,” North Carolina State Beekeepers Association, Feb 2016, New Bern, NC (70)

“Research update at MSU, Varroa mite reproduction and Nosema effects on bees,” Columbus Beekeeping Association, May 2015, Columbus, OH (70)

“Honey bee chemical communication,” East Columbus Beekeeping Association, May 2015, Columbus, OH (75)
Bee behavior in the apiary, Heartland Apicultural Soc. Ann. Conf., July 2014, Marion IL (20)
“Effect of transgenic pollen on honey bees,” Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, July 2014, Marion IL (25)
 “Asian honey bees,” Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, July 2014, Marion IL (5)
Honey bee dissection, Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, July 2014, Marion IL, with J. Tsuruda (25)
Dissection of bees for Nosema diagnosis, Heartland Apicultural Society Annual Conference, July 2014, Marion IL (25)
“Honey bee pheromones,” Heartland Apicultural Soc. Ann. Conf., July 2014, Marion IL (12)
Honey bee dissection, hands on workshop (2 hrs), Ohio State Beekeepers Association, Miami, OH, June 2014 (46)

“Honey bee anatomy,” 2 hr hands-on dissection, for Michigan Beekeepers Association Board Members, May 2014 (18)
“Mite reproductive biology,” Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014 (65)
“Effect of Nosema on honey bees,” Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014 (65)
“Honey bee pheromones,” Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014 (65)
Hands on with hive inspection, Puget Sound Beekeepers Association, Seattle, WA, May 2014 (75)
“Honey bee behavior,” Workshop at Heartland Apicultural Society Conference, Cookeville, TN, July, 2013 (20 beekeepers)

“Effect of pesticides on honey bee homing behavior,” Heartland Apicultural Society Conference, Cookeville, TN, July, 2013 (80 beekeepers)
Varroa mite reproductive biology,” Worcester Beekeepers Association, Worcester, MA, Mar 2013 (150)

“Effect of Nosema on honey bees, Varroa mite reproductive biology and beetography,” Rhode Island Beekeepers Association Spring Conference, Mar 2013 (40)
“Effect of Nosema on honey bee behavior and physiology,” Worcester Beekeepers Association, Mar 2013 (150)
“Are GMO pollen harmful to honey bees” Heartland Apicultural Society Conference, June, 2012 (35)

“Beehavior”, Heartland Apicultural Society Conference, June, 2012 (30)

“The Effects of Nosema on Honey Bees,” Maryland State Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Keynote Speaker, Annapolis, MD, Nov, 2011 (80)

Varroa Mite Reproductive Biology,” Maryland State Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Keynote Speaker, Annapolis, MD, Nov, 2011 (80)

 “Pesticide interactions may explain why bees can’t find home,” Heartland Beekeepers Association Annual Conference, Vincennes, IN, July 2011 (150)

 “Honey bee anatomy,” Heartland Beekeepers Association Annual Conference, Vincennes, IN, July 2011. (30 x 2)

 “Understanding your bee behavior,” Heartland Beekeepers Association Annual Conference, Vincennes, IN, July 2011. (20 x 2)

 “Keeping bees healthy,” Joint Conference of American Bee Federation and American Honey Producers Association, Honey Producer/Packer Shared Interest Group, Galveston, TX, Jan, 2011 (100)
Adult anatomy through the microscope a demonstration,” (2 sessions x 24 each). Eastern Apicultural Society Short Course and Conference, Boone, NC, Aug 2010 (48)

“Moving bees and its consequences, Eastern Apicultural Society Short Course and Conference, Boone, NC, Aug 2010 (80)

Nosema control by thymol and other essential oils. Almond Board of California,” Almond Board Conference, Modesto, CA, Dec. 2008 (poster, 200)

“Honey bee pheromones and their use in beekeeping,” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Murray, KY, Aug 2008 (120)

“Genetically modified plants, are they causing CCD?” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Murray, KY, Aug 2008 (80)

“Honey Bee Photography, Field Session: Taking the Photos,” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Murray, KY, Aug 2008 (15 people, with Bill Modjack)

“Honey Bee Photography, Classroom Session: Processing the Photos,” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Murray, KY, Aug 2008 (35 people, with Bill Modjack)

“Anatomy and function of honey bees,” Backyard Beekeepers Association, CT, Nov 2009 (80)

“Honey bee pheromones,” Heartland Apicultural Society, July 2009 (80)

“Honey bee photography,” Heartland Apicultural Society, July 2009 (50)

 “Honey bee behaviors,” Show and tell in the field, Heartland Apicultural Society, July 2009 (20)

“Honey bee photography,” Southern Adironack Beekeepers Association, Albany, NY, March 29 2008 (130)

“Are genetically modified plants causing CCD?” Southern Adironack Beekeepers Association, Albany, NY, March 29 2008 (130)

“Chasing bees around the world,” American Beekeeping Federation and American Honey Producers Association Joint Meeting, Sacramento, CA, Jan 2008 (50)

“Mechanisms of essential oil on Varroa mite control, “Almond Board Conference, Modesto, CA, Dec 2007 (200)

Nosema disease: effect on workers and its control,” Heartland Apicultural Society, Frankfurt, KY, July 2007 (30)

 “GM plants and bees,” Heartland Apicultural Society, Frankfurt, KY, July 2007 (50)

“Inside story of honey bees,” Heartland Apicultural Society, Frankfurt, KY, July 2007 (50)

“Honey bee pheromones and relevance to beekeeping,” Iowa Honey Producers Association, Marshalltown, IA, Nov 2006 (60)

“Digital photography of honey bees,” Iowa Honey Producers Association, Marshalltown, IA, Nov 2006 (30)

 “Nosema disease, should you worry about it?” Iowa Honey Producers Association, Marshalltown, IA, Nov 2006 (60)

“Honey bee pheromones and beekeeping,” Heartland Apicultural Society, Vincennes, IN, July 2006 (60)

“Honey bee photography – classroom instruction,” Heartland Apicultural Society, Vincennes, IN, July 2006 (60)

“Honey bee photography – field demonstration,” Heartland Apicultural Society, Vincennes, IN, July 2006 (30)

“Mechanisms of Division of Labor in Honey Bees,” Virginia State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting, June 2006 (80)

“Honey bee photography,” Virginia State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting, June 2006 (80)

“Exocrine glands and pheromones,” Virginia State Beekeepers Association Summer Meeting, June 2006 (80)

“Bee pheromones: biology and relevance to beekeeping,” North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting, Clemmons, NC, March 2006 (250)

“External and internal morphology of honey bees,” North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting, Clemmons, NC, March 2006 (100)

“Honey bee photography workshop,” North Carolina State Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting, Clemmons, NC, March 2006 (90)

“Resistance mechanisms against fluvalinate by Varroa destructor,” Empire State Beekeepers Association, Syracuse, NY, Dec 2005 (80)

“The newest honey bee pheromone,” Eastern Apicultural Society, Kent, OH Aug 2005 (100)

“The inside story: demonstration of honey bee morphology and anatomy,” Heartland Apicultural Society, 2nd Conference, Midway, KY, July 2003 (30)

“New ideas in Varroa mite control: update on mitezapper,” Heartland Apicultural Society, 2nd Conference, Midway, KY, July 2003 (250)

“Effect of transgenic pollen on honey bees,” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Ithaca, NY, Aug 2002 (60)

“Other products of the hive,” Eastern Apicultural Society Workshop, Ithaca, NY, Aug 2002 (70)

“Zapping Varroa mites,” The 1st conference of Heartland Apicultural Society, Goshen, IN, July 2002 (180)

“Asian bees,” The 1st conference of Heartland Apicultural Society, Goshen, IN, July 2002 (8)

“A non-chemical approach to Varroa mite control – introducing the electrifying Mitezapper,” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Cape Cod, MA, Aug 2001 (80)

“Beekeeping with Apis cerana in China,” Eastern Apicultural Society Conference, Cape Cod, MA, Aug 2001 (110)

“Age-related behavior of workers, and how they know when and what to do?” Indiana Beekeepers Association, Middlebury, IN, May 2000(80)

“Social structure of the honey bee colony,” Keynote Speaker, Indiana Beekeeper’s Association Summer Meeting, Warsaw, IN, June 1999 (70)

“Behavioral sequences of worker honey bees,” Missouri State Beekeepers Association Fall Meeting, Lake of Ozarks, Missouri, Oct 10, 1998 (150)

Nosema disease,” Missouri State Beekeepers Assoc Fall Meeting, Lake of Ozarks, Missouri, Oct 10, 1998 (200)

 “Social regulation of forager development,” Illinois State Beekeeping Assoc Annual Meeting, Nov 1997

Presentation to 1st Grade Yankee Ridge Elementary School, Urbana, IL, June 1997

Science Fair (Honey Bee Show), Button Field Elementary School, Urbana, IL, Sept 1997

Presentation to 2nd Grade, Button Field Elementary School, Urbana, IL, Sept 1997


Extension Presentations in Other Countries

(A total of 54 international talks, reaching 5,338 person-hours)

Beauty of bees, Online lecture to “Shiwu” school students, May 2020 (25)

Large scale beekeeping in US, Online lecture to beekeepers in China, , Feb 2020 (500)
Queen biology, Bangladesh Queen Rearing Delegation, Hangzhou, China Sept 2019 (5)

Drone biology, Bangladesh Queen Rearing Delegation, Hangzhou, China Sept 2019 (5)

Royal jelly production: theory, Bangladesh Queen Rearing Delegation, Hangzhou, China Sept 2019 (5)

Royal jelly production: hands on workshop. Bangladesh Queen Rearing Delegation, Zhejiang, China Sept 2019 (5)

Drone biology, Workshop for African and Urzbekistan beekeepers, Hunan, China, Sept 2019 (30)

Queen biology, Workshop for African and Urzbekistan beekeepers, Hunan, China, Septt 2019 (30)

Queen rearing, Workshop for African and Urzbekistan beekeepers, Hunan, China, Sep 2019 (30)

Beaty of honey bees, Beijing Museum of Natural History, June 2019 (100)

Large scale beekeeping in US, Ningxia Provincial Beekeeper Training Workshop, July 2015 (100)

Queen rearing, Ningxia Beekeepers Association, China, July 2015 (100)

Anatomy of honey bees, Eastern Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Guelph, Ont Aug 2015 (65)
“Division of labor in honey bee colonies,” Eastern Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Guelph, Ont Aug 2015 (100)
“Honey bee pheromones,” Eastern Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Guelph, Ont Aug 2015 (100)
“Sex determination in honey bees,” Eastern Apicultural Society Annual Conference, Guelph, Ont Aug 2015 (10)
“Large scale beekeeping in the US,” Ningxia Beekeeping Experimental Station, Guyuan, Ningxia July 2015 (100)

“Production of package bees and paid pollination services in the US,” Ningxia Beekeeping Experimental Station, Guyuan, Ningxia July 2015 (100)

“Research progress on CCD in the United States,” Plenary Speaker, Taiwan Apicultural Association, Ilan, Taiwan, Oct 2014 (80)

“Large scale beekeeping in the United States,” Workshop at provincial beekeeper training, Chendu, Sichuan, China, Sept 2014 (100)
“Package production and pollination services in the United States,” Workshop at provincial beekeeper training, Chendu, Sichuan, China, Sept 2014 (100)

“Disease and pest control in honey bees,” Workshop at provincial beekeeper training, Chendu, Sichuan, China, Sept 2014 (100)
“Queen rearing,” Workshop at provincial beekeeper training, Chendu, Sichuan, China, Sept 2014 (100)
“Mitezapper, a new device for mite control,” Apimondia Tech Corner, Ukraine, Sept 2013 (100)

“Comparative sucrose sensitivity in Apis mellifera and A. cerana foragers,” Apimondia, Ukraine, Sept 2013 (with X. Miao, W. Yang) (120)

Five talks presented to Bangladesh beekeepers (5 talks x 103 =515)

“Recommendations for beekeeping in Bangladesh,

Honey processing,

Disease and pest management,

Honey bee division of labor, and

Honey bee products.” Bangladesh, Sept, 2012.

Four Talks presented to Haitian beekeepers (4 talks x 50=200)

“Field trip to harvest mites,

How to measure ld50 of fluvalinate,

Mite biology,

Small hive beetle biology, 

Port au Prince, Cap Haitian, Haiti, Nov 2011

Varroa mite reproductive biology,” EuroBee Conference Plenary Speaker, Sept 2010 (300)

“Mitezapper: a demonstration for its use,“ International Honeybee and Beekeeping Panel, Namik Kemal University, Tekirdaq, Turkey, Sept 2010 (120)

 “Beekeeping technology and bee product processing in China,” Tekirdaq Beekeepers Association, Tekirdaq, Turkey, Sept 2010 (120)

Varroa research at Michigan State University,” Canberra Beekeepers Association, ACT, Australia, April, 2009 (35)

“Family planning in Varroa mites: why prefer nurses? The 9th Asian Apicultural Association Conference, Hangzhou, China, 2008 (100)

Rapti Beekeepers Association, Dang, Nepal, Mar 2007 (8 lectures x 16 people =128)

“Queen rearing: theory and methods”

“Queen and drone biology,”

“Honey bee disease and pests,”

“Controlling the two mites: Varroa and Tropilaeleps,”

“Strategies for increasing honey production,”

“Hive products of bees: pollen, propolis, beeswax and royal jelly,”

“Honey plants,”

“Marketing your honey,”

“Effect of mitezapper on Varroa mite population, a field test,” Apimondia Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Sept 2007.

“Absence of Varroa jacobsoni in mites infesting Apis cerana and Apis mellifera in China,” Asian Apicultural Association, Los Banos, Philippines, 2004 (500)

“Flight development in worker bees,” Joint conference of Ontario and Michigan Beekeepers’ Associations, Niagara on the River, Ont, Canada, Dec 2002 (200)

Apis cerana in China and how do they resist the Varroa mites,” National Association of Queen Breeders and Bee Rearing Centers, Limoges, France Mar 2002 (50)

Nosema disease: how does it affect your bees,” National Association of Queen Breeders and Bee Rearing Centers, Limoges, France, Mar 2002 (50)

“Resistance mechanisms of Varroa mites to chemicals,” National Association of Queen Breeders and Bee Rearing Centers, Limoges, France, Mar 2002 (50)

“Non-chemical control for Varroa mites: zapping them,” Keynote Speaker, National Association of Queen Breeders and Bee Rearing Centers, Limoges, France, Mar 2002 (50)

“A new way to deal with resistant mites – zap ‘em!” Joint meeting of Michigan Beekeepers’ Association and Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Summer Meeting, July 2001 (120)

Mitezapper: a new device for Varroa mite control,” Apimondia Congress, 2001, Durban, South Africa (400)

“Juvenile hormone and division of labor in Apis cerana,” Asian Apicultural Association Conference, Chiangmai, Thailand, 2000(200).

“Research program at Michigan State University,” Ontario Bee Breeders’ Association Annual Queen Breeding Workshop, Guelph, Ont. Mar 1999 (150)

“Regulation of onset of foraging in honey bee workers,” Apimondia Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Sept 1999. (100)

Nosema disease and division of labor in honey bees,” Apimondia Conference, Vancouver, Canada, Sept 1999. (100)

“Activation of food glands in worker bees,” Toronto District Beekeepers’ Association, Mar 1988 (100)

“Beekeeping in China,” Toronto District Beekeepers’ Association, Feb 1985 (100)

Invited Panels

Ornamental Horticulture Pollinator Meeting, IR-4, Baltimore, MD, Dec 2014 [to discuss issues of pesticides in ornamental plants, how to study its effects and to mitigate them.]

Honey bee forage and nutrition summit, USDA-NIFA, VA, Oct, 2014 [to discuss honey bee nutrition, how we can plant differently to help with honey bees, what research should be done in these areas.]


Varroa summit, USDA-NIFA, MD, Feb 2014 [to discus Varroa biology, effects on bees, interactions with other factors, and its control]

Potential Risks of Plant Protection Products to Pollinators: A SETAC Pellston Workshop, Pensacola Beach, FL, Jan 2011 [to discuss toxicity of chemicals to pollinators and standardized procedures to measure them, a book was published in 2015]

Plant Science Innovative Team Group Meeting, Guangzhou, China, 2009, 2010 [to study pollination biology of highland plants in Shangri-La, Yunnan, China]

Nosema Disease: Lack of Knowledge and Work Standardization, Guadalajara, Spain, Oct 2009 [to discuss standardization of procedures for studying Nosema ceranae]

EPA/USDA Science Panel on honey bee pesticide chronic toxicity laboratory and field testing, Arlington, VA, July 2009 [to discuss testing procedures for chronic toxicity of pesticides to honey bees]

USDA honey bee research lab five year plan review panel (year omitted to remain anonymous) [to review five year plans by various USDA honey bee labs]

Non-Extension Presentations

Invited Conference Presentations

  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2020. Research at MSU Honey Bee Lab. One Health Conference, Merida, Mexico, Feb.
  2. Huang, Z.Y. 2019. Transportation sensitizes honey bees to insecticides. Puerto Rico Honey Bee and Evolution of Invasive Organisms on Islands, San Juan, Aug.

  3. Huang, Z.Y. 2019. Biology of the world-wide pest of honey bee, Varroa destructor. Overseas Youth Forum, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan, China. June
  • Huang, Z.Y., S. Luo. 2019.  Transportation sensitizes honey bees to insectides. E-presenation to North Central ESA, Cicinnatti, USA. March
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2017. Effect of transportation and relocation on honey bees. Invited lecture, 2nd Forum on Pollinating Insects, Chinese Entomological Society, Beijing, China, May.

  • Huang, Z.Y. 2017. Urben Beekeeping in US and its future.  Plenary talk at LuoPing Honey Bee Cultural Festival, Yunan, China.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2016.  Eco-physiology of moving honey bee colonies. Plenary talk at International Symposium of Honey Bee and Health, Fuzhou, Fujian, China.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2016. Pesticide toxicity varies with honey bee physiological castes, in Symposium 633: Regulation of Honey Bee Polyethism: Clock, Neuroendocrine System, and Environmental Toxicants , Joint ESA/ICE meeting, Orlando, FL.

  • Huang, Z.Y.  2014.  Transportation and pollination services increase prevalence and abundance of Nosema ceranae,” PI-E Section Symposium: Pesticides, Parasites and Pests: The Impacts of Environmental Stressors on Beneficial Insects, Entomological Society of America, Portland, OR, Nov
     
  • Huang, Z.Y.  2014. Colony Collapse Disorder related research in the USA, Plenary speaker, Taiwan Apicultural Society Annual Conference. Oct.

  • Huang, Z.Y.  2013. Large scale beekeeping in the United States: practice and equipment, Keynote speaker at National Symposium on Honey Bee Biology, Xinjiang, China, July 2013
  1. Huang, Z.Y.  2013. Honey bees (Apis spp): beauty and beasts,” Symposium “Lady bugs, butterflies, and bees: Esthetics, conservation, and agricultural benefits of invertebrates” at the 13th International Congress of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development, Detroit, MI, July
  1. Huang, Z.Y.  2012. Honey bee landscape learning and effect of pesticides. Keynote speaker at International Symposium on Bee Health and Protection at Ilan University, Taiwan, Nov. 2012
  1. Huang, Z.Y.  2010. Flexibility of division of labor in honey bees: all explained by a simple model. Fourth European Conference in Apidology, Ankara, Turkey, Sept  
  1. Huang, Z.Y. , T. Zhou, X. Xie, D. Anderson, Y. Le Conte, S. Huang, Z. Zeng, A.-G. Bagnères. 2010. Varroa mite reproductive biology. Plenary Talk, Fourth European Conference in Apidology, Ankara, Turkey, Sept.
  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2010. Relay learning in honey bees and pesticide interactions, E-Presentation to the CCD Steering Committee Meeting, Feb.
  1. Huang, Z.Y.,T. Zhou, X.  Xie, D. Anderson, Y. Le Conte, S. Huang, Z. Zeng, A.-G. Bagnères. 2010. Varroa mite can mimic host hydrocarbons, Plenary Talk, National Honey Bee Protection Conference, China, Oct.
  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2009. Update on the honey bee larval rearing assay, in the Symposium “Regulation of Transgenic Crops: The State of the Science” Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2009. How Nosema apis affect honey bee foraging, Plenary Talk at the COLOSS Workshop “Nosema Disease: Lack of Knowledge and Work Standardization”, Guadalajara, Spain, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2008. Effect of transportation on honey bee physiology, North American Pollinator Protection Campaign Conference, Washington DC, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2007. Standardized laboratory assay for assessing effects on honey bee larvae, Symposium: Harmonizing laboratory methods to evaluate potential effects of GM crops on non-target arthropods, Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Regulation of division of labor in honey bees, from humans to bees, and back, Symposium: Contribution of Social Insect Studies to Science and Society, Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Dec.

  • Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Regulation of Foraging Age in Honey Bees by a Primer Pheromone, International Entomology Symposium, Beijing, China, Aug.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Does the parasite Nosema apis manipulate host behavior through juvenile hormone? International Entomology Symposium, Beijing, China, Aug.
  • Huang, Z.Y., D. Anderson, T. Zhou, S.X. Huang, J. Yao, Q. Zhang. 2004. Absence of Varroa  jacobsoni in Apis mellifera and A. cerana in China, 7th Asian Apicultural Association Conference, Laguna, Philippines, Feb.
  • Huang, Z.Y.,D. Onstad, D. Crowder. 2003. Modeling Nosema disease in honey bee colonies, Symposium on Epizootiological Models held at the Annual meeting of the Soc. for Invertebrate Pathology, Burlington, VT, Aug.
  • Huang, Z.Y.,R. Lin. 2002. Change of honey bee social behavior caused by a microsporidian parasite: physiological mechanisms, Section C Symposium “Parasites, Pathogens and Insect Sociality,” Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2001. Mitezapper: a new device for Varroa mite control, XXXVII International Apicultural Congress, Durban, South Africa, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2000. Social inhibition of foraging honey bees, Santa Fe Institute Social Insects Working Group, Santa Fe, NM Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2000. Juvenile hormone and division of labor in Apis cerana, 7th IBRA conference on tropical bees: management and diversity & 5th Asian apiculture association conference, Chiangmai, Thailand, Mar.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 1998. Informal conference: Career development for Chinese entomologists, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NE, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 1998. Endocrine Control of Social Behavior in Invertebrates, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Carbondale, IL, July.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 1997. Apiculture for the 21st Century, International Symposium, E. Lansing, MI, June.
  • Huang, Z.Y.,G.E. Robinson. 1994. The 12th International Congress of IUSSI, Paris, France, Aug.
  • Huang, Z.Y., G.E. Robinson. 1992. Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Baltimore, MD, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y.,G.E. Robinson. 1992. The 3rd International Congress of Neuroethology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Aug.

Presentations at Institutions (Invited)

2019:

  • EcoSecurity and honey bee pollination in USA, Jiangxi Agric University, Nanchang, China
  • Effect of transportation and translocation on honey bees, institute of Apic Research, Bejing, China.
  • EcoSecurity and honey bees, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China
  • Honey bees and pollinations in the US, Insitute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China
  • Flowers in bees’ eyes, Insitute of Plant and Environment Protection, Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences, China

2018:

  • , China


2017:

  • Seeing flowers via bee’s eyes, Institute of Apic Research, Beijing, China.
  • Methods for pollinator research, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China
  • Experimental design, statistics and scientific writing, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China
  • Seeing the flowers via bees eyes, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China
  • Effect of transportation and relocation on honey bees, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China
  • Basics of honey bee photography, Henan Institute of Science and Technology, China
  • Seeing flowers via bee’s eyes, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Mankind and bees, bees and flowers, Chongqing Normal University, China

2016:

  • Varroa mite reproductive biology, University of California at San Diego
  • Insect vision through digital photography. Kunming Botanic Institute, Yunnan, China
  • Eco-toxicology of honey bees, Southwest Forestry University, Yunnan, China
  • Eco-toxicology of honey bees, Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Eco-toxicology of honey bees, Quanzhou Normal University, Fujian, China
  • Dealing with major threats to honey bees: Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae, Biological Sciences, Wayne State University,
  • Drugged and driven is more deadly than drugged alone, MSU Entomology
  • Using digital photography to see through insects’ eyes, MSU Entomology

2015: 

  • Fujian Agr and Forestry University, China, Pesticide toxicity varies with behavioral status, temperature and transportation status.
  • Jiangxi Agr University, China, Experimental design, statistics and composing a manuscript.
  • Institute of Apicultural Research, China, Regulation of Varroa reproduction.
  • MSU Horticulture, Dealing with major threats to honey bees and food security: Varroa mites and Nosema ceranae.
  • Arizona State University, Social Insect Research Group, Research on Varroa and Nosema at MSU.

2014: 

  • UC San Diego, Does Nosema apis manipulate its host?  Departmental Seminar
  • Institute of Apicultural Research, Beijing, China: Methods for studying pollination
  • Methods for studying pollinators and pollination, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China (and two more below)
  • What do honey bee see?
  • Mechanisms of social behavior in honey bees
  • National Ilan University, Taiwan, College education in USA and China                                  

2013: 

  • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
  • Nanchang University, Jiangxi, China 
  • Institute for Plant Protection, National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China

      Approaches for evaluating the effects of transgenic plant pollen and pesticides   on honey bees

      (Apis mellifera), Bayer, Sept 2013     

2012:

  • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry, Fuzhou, China.
  • Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, China
  • Jilin Apicultural Research Institute, Jilin, China (4 talks)

  • Academia Sinica, Teipei, Taiwan

      Using RNAi to look for genes important for Varroa survival and reproduction

  • National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan

      Effect of pesticides on honey bee homing,

  • National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

      Effect of transgenic pollen on honey bee health.

2011:

  • Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou, China
  • Henan College of Science and Technology, Xinxiang, China
  • Hunan Agricultural University, Changsha, China
  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China
  • Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hangzhou, China

2010: 

  • Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
  • Jiangxi Agricultural University, Jiangxi, China (2 talks)
  • Horticulture Research Institute, Shang’xi Academy of Agricultural Sciences
  • Institute of Resource Insects, Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China (2 talks)

2009: 

  • Sydney University, Australia
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia
  • Sichuan University (2 talks), Nanchang University (2 talks), China
  • Xishuanbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, China

2008:

  • Zhejiang University Honey Bee Lab (S.K. Su), 4 talks, Hangzhou, China
  • Zhejiang University, Zoological Institute, Hangzhou, China
  • Jiangxi Agricultural University, Honey Bee Institute, Nanchang, China
  • Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, Shanghai, China
  • Hunan Agricultural University, College of Life Sciences, Changsha, China
  • Zhongshan University, Environmental Group (B.C. Xia), Guangzhou, China
  • “Does Nosema apis manipulate honey bee behavior through JH production?” Social Insect Research Group, Arizona State University, March
  • “Honey bees, juvenile hormone and Nosema apis, Is it really host manipulation?” Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, Université de Tours, France, Jan

2007:

  • “Does Nosema apis manipulate honey bee hosts via juvenile hormone?” Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, Oct.
  • “Evolutionary ecology of the complementary sex determination gene in honey bees,” Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, Sept
  • “Importance of honey bees in Michigan agriculture and threats they face,” Plant Coalition, Michigan State University, June
  • “Honey bees: overview of honey bee research at MSU bee biology lab,” Department of Horticulture, Michigan State University, April
  • “Insect portraiture, two perspectives,” Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Feb (with David Cappaert)

2006 and earlier:

  • “Evolution of the complementary sex-determination gene of honey bees,” Jilin Apicultural Institute, Jilin, China, August 2006
  • “Mitezapper as a control method for Varroa mites,” Jilin Apicultural Institute, Jilin, China, August 2006
  • “Honey bee research in the United States,” Jilin Apicultural Institute, Jilin, China, August 2006
  • “Honey bee research and extension at MSU,” Jilin Apicultural Institute, Jilin, China, August 2006
  • “Honey bee queen regulates egg gender when presented only drone cells,” Rothenbuler Bee Laboratory, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, June 2006
  • “Mechanism of Division of labor in honey bees,” College of Life Sciences, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, Mar 2006
  • “Mechanism of Division of labor in honey bees,” Department of Entomology, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan, Mar 2006
  • “Mechanism of Division of labor in honey bees,” Department of Entomology, National Taiwan University, Taiwan, Mar 2006
  • “Does Nosema parasite produce juvenile hormone to manipulate honey bee behavior,” Institute of Cellular and Organismal Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, Mar 2006
  • “Advances of insect pollination inside greenhouses,” Institute of Vegetable and Flower Researches, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, Mar 2006
  • “Honey bee research at MSU,” College of Life Science, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Feb 2006
  • “Honey bee research at MSU,” Bee Research Center, Guangdong Province Institute of Entomological Research, Guangdong, China, Feb 2006
  • “Regulation of division of labor in honey bees,” College of Agronomy, Tropical Agricultural University of South China, Hainan, China, Feb 2006
  1. “Regulation of division of labor by a primer pheromone: how a simple model played the big role,” Roger A. Morse Apiculture Lecture, Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Dec 2005
  1. “Research Experience with honey bees and vision for insect pollination biology,” USDA Solitary Bee Lab, Logan, UT, July 2005
  1. “Working with honey bees, the past, the present and the future,” USDA Honey Bee Lab, Weslaco, TX, June 2005
  1. “Social modulation of foraging age in worker honey bees”, Department of Biological Sciences, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN, Sept 2004
  1. “Regulation of foraging age in honey bees,” Honey Bee Research Institute, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, April 2004
  1. “Honey bee extension, teaching and research at the Michigan State University,” Honey Bee Research Institute, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China, April 2004
  1. “Working with bees and their keepers, the Michigan experience,” Department of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ont, Canada, Feb 2004
  1. “Effect of transgenic corn pollen on honey bees and their pest,” Dept. of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois, Oct 2003
  1. “Honey bee queens regulate sex ratio by overriding a highly stereotyped behavioral program,” Brain and Behavioral Group, MSU, Sept 2003
  1. “Working with honey bees and their keepers: A five year summary,” Department of Entomology, MSU, Sept 2003
  1. “Let us bee social – what do we know about honey bee sociobiology,” Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan, China, Apr 2002
  1. Apis cerana in China and how do they resist the Varroa mites,” Ecology of Invertebrates Seminar, National Institute of Agricultural Research in Avignon and the Univ. of Avignon & the Countries of Vaucluse, France, Mar 2002
  1. “Resistance mechanisms of Varroa mites to chemicals,” Ecology of Invertebrates  Seminar, National Institute of Agricultural Research in Avignon and the Univ. of Avignon & the Countries of Vaucluse, France, Mar 2002
  1. “Melatonin and division of labor in honey bees,” Brain and Behavior Group, Neuroscience Program, MSU, Feb 2002
  1. “Basic and applied research combined: honey bee projects at MSU,” Zoological Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, June 2001
  1. “Honey bee research projects at MSU,” Department of Entomology, China Agricultural University, June 2001
  1. “Mitezapper: a new method for controlling Varroa mites,” Institute of Apicultural Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China, June. 2001
  1. “Basic and applied research combined: honey bee research at MSU,” Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan, China, May 2001
  1. “Importance of honey bee pollination for agriculture,” International workshop for sustainable agricultural in developing countries,” Institute of Pomology, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Hebei, China, Aug2000
  1. “Bumble bee biology and commercial rearing,” Institute of Vegetable Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, Aug 2000
  1. “Honey bee research at Michigan State University and North America,” Institute of Apicultural Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Aug 2000
  1. “Recent entomological research in North America,” Hunan Agricultural University, Dec 1999
  1. “Regulation of division of labor in honey bees,” Dept of Apiculture, Yunnan Agricultural University, Nov 1999
  1. “Regulation of foraging age in honey bee workers,” Dept. Entomology, Purdue University, Oct 1999
  1. “Regulation of behavioral development in honey bees: genetic physiological, and biochemical mechanisms,” Dept. Entomology, Michigan State University, June 1998
  1. Nosema disease: a hidden threat to honey bees,” Dept. Entomology, Michigan State University, June 1998
  1. Dept. Entomology, Michigan State University, Sept 1997
  1. Dept. Biological Sciences, Illinois State University, Feb 1996
  1. Hunan Agricultural College, Hunan, China, Dec 1993
  1. Honey Bee Research Institute, Academy of Agricultural Science, Beijing, China, Oct 1993
  1. Dept. of Plant Protection, Beijing Agricultural University, Beijing, China, Oct 1993
  1. Entomological Society of Beijing, Beijing, China, Sept 1993
  1. Dept. of Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Ont, Canada, May 1988
  1. Dept. of Entomology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Nov 1988
  1. The Dyce Laboratory, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, Oct 1984

Presentations at Professional Meetings (Contributed)

  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2020. Honey bee swimming behavior: panicking or adaptive? MSU Beacon Conference (Zoom), August.
  2. Huang, Z.Y. 2020. Honey bee swimming behavior: panicking or adaptive (or poisoned bees more likely to drown)? MSU EEBB Conference (Zoom), April.
  3. Yuan Zhang, Fang Liu, and Zachary Y Huang. 2020. Honey bee queen flight ability negatively impacted by Nosema infection. 2020 American Bee Research Conference, Chicago, IL
  4. Saleem, M.S., Z.Y. Huang. 2020. Neonicotinoid pesticides are more toxic to honey bees at lower temperature: implications for overwintering bees. 2020 American Bee Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

  5. Zhang, J., Z.Y. Huang. 2020. Effect of various pollen substitute on honey bee worker longevity and size of hypopharyngeal glands.  American Bee Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

  6. Yin, L., G. Lu, H. Zhang, Y. Chen, Z.Y. Huang, K. Wang, T. Ji, G. Chen. 2020. LncRNA profile in honeybee (Apis mellifera) worker larvae and its function on larval development. American Bee Research Conference, Chicago, IL.

  7. Huang, Z.Y., J. Cui, X. Fu, Z. Zhang, H. Liu. 2019. Phoretic Varroa mite reduces flight performance in honey bee foragers. 2019 American Bee Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

  8. Li, H., Z.Y. Huang. 2019. Honey Bee Workers Have a Critical Size (Poster) 2019 American Bee Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

  9. Liu, F.,  T. Shi, W. Yin, X. Su, L. Qi, Z.Y. Huang, S. Zhang and L. Yu. 2019. The microRNA ame-miR-279a Regulates Sucrose Responsiveness of Forager Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) (Poster). 2019 American Bee Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ.  

  10. Li, Y. Z.Y. Huang. 2018. Parasite manipulating hosts? Nosema ceranae infected honey bee workers are more easily accepted by non-nestmates, American Bee Research Conference, Reno, NV, Jan
  1. Lau, P., J. Rangel, V. Bryant, A. Cabrera, D. Schmehl, J. Sullivan, Z.Y. Huang, James Ellis. 2017. Palynological analysis of pollen collected by honey bees (Apis mellifera) in developed areas in four regions of the United States. Annual Conference of Entomological Society of America, Dev, CO, Nov.  
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y. Li. 2017. Parasite manipulating hosts: Nosema ceranae infected honey bee workers are more easily accepted by non-nestmates. Annual Conference of Entomological Society of America, Dev, CO, Nov. 
  1. Huang, Z.Y., X. Xie. 2017. Effect of transportation on honey bees. Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conferences, Traverse City, MI, Oct.
  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2017. Parasite manipulating hosts?  Nosema ceranae infected honey bee workers are more easily accepted by non-nestmates. Beacon 2017 Congress, MSU.
  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2016. Transportation sensitizes honey bees to pesticides. A Pollinator Forum, MSU.
  1. Rangel, J., P. Lau, Z.Y. Huang, A.R., Bryant, A.R. Cabrera, D.R. Schmehl, J. Sullivan, J.D. Ellis. 2016. Palynological analysis of pollen collected by honey bees (Apis mellifera) in developed areas in four regions of the United States. XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL. Oct.

  2. Huang, Z.Y. 2016 “What do bees see,” Entomological Society of China Annual Conference, Kunming, Yunnan, China. Oct.

  3. S. Luo, M. Yue, X. Xie, Z.Y. Huang. 2016. Sensitivity to insecticides depend on honey bee behavioral status, American Bee Research Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Jan.
  4. Huang, Z.Y., S. Luo. 2016. Transportation sensitizes honey bees to insecticides. Beacon 2016 Congress, MSU.

  5. Huang, Z.Y., S. Luo. 2016. Transportation and simulated transportation increase honey bee sensitivity to insecticides, American Bee Research Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Jan. (with S. Luo)
  1. Rangel, J., P. Lau, J. Sullivan, A. Cabrera, Z.Y. Huang, J.D. Ellis. 2016. Pesticides found in pollen and nectar collected by honey bees in urban environments, American Bee Research Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Jan.

  2. Xie, X., Z.Y. Huang. 2016. Relocation reduces honey bee colony weight gain, American Bee Research Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Jan.

  3. Wang, Q., Z.Y. Huang. 2016. Toxicity of insecticides to honey bees is temperature dependent, American Bee Research Conference, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.  

  4. Huang, Z.Y. 2015. Effect of simulated transportation on caged honey bees, American Bee Research Conference, Tucson, AZ.

  5. Z.Y. Huang, J. Rangel, J.D. Ellis, A. Cabrera, J. Sullivan. 2015. Tracking seasonal and regional changes of pesticides in bee-collected nectar and pollen in urban and suburban environments. Society of Envir. & Toxicol. Chemistry Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., X. Zhu, S. Zhou. 2014. Transportation and pollination services increase prevalence and abundance of Nosema ceranae in honey bees, American Bee Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

  2. Huang, Z.Y., W. Yang, X. Miao. 2013. Comparative sucrose sensitivity in Apis mellifera and A. cerana foragers, Poster, Annual Conference of Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX, Nov.  (with W. Yang, X. Miao)

  3. Huang, Z.Y., M. Milbrath, X. Xie. 2013. Nosema ceranae induced mortality in honey bees depends on methods of infection, Annual Conference of Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX, Nov.

  4. Huang, Z.Y., X. Xie, G. Bian, Z. Xi. 2013. Using RNAi to search for genes important for Varroa destructor survival and reproduction, Annual Conference of Entomological Society of America, Austin, TX, Nov.  
  1. Huang, Z.Y., M. Milbrath, X. Xie. 2013. Carbon dioxide anesthesia affects mortality of Nosema ceranae infected honey bees, American Bee Research Conference, Hershey, PA, Jan.

  2. Huang, Z.Y., X. Xie, G. Bian, Z. Xi. 2013. Using RNAi to hunt for genes important for Varroa survival and reproduction, American Bee Research Conference, Hershey, PA, Jan.

  3. Huang, Z.Y., W.C. Yang, H.O. Kuang, J. Wang, S.S. Wang, Z.H. Wu, X.Q. Miao. 2013. Comparative sucrose sensitivity in Apis mellifera and A. cerana foragers, American Bee Research Conference, Hershey, PA.

  4. Huang, Z.Y., J. Adams, A. Jiang. 2012. Effect of single species and mixed infection of Nosema spp. on worker foraging behavior and longevity, American Bee Research Conference, Greenbelt, MD, Feb.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., X. Xie, G. Bian, Z. Xi. 2012. Using RNAi to hunt genes important for Varroa survival and reproduction, American Bee Research Conference Poster, Greenbelt, MD, Feb.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., X. Xie, G. Bian, Z. Xi. 2011. Exploring RNAi as a method for controlling Varroa destructor, Almond Board of California Annual Conference Poster, Modesto, CA, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., M. Patnaude, J. Hoberg. 2011. Results of Larval Honey Bee Inter-laboratory Validation Tests for Development of a Standardized Test Procedure, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry North America 32nd Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Z.Y. Liu,  Z.L. Wang, W. Y. Yan, X. B. Wu, Z. J. Zeng. 2011.  The sex determination gene in giant honey bees (Apis dorsata) shows no founder effect, Honey Bee Genomics & Biology Poster, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, NY, May.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., M. Lundquist, T.V. Tran. 2011. Nosema ceranae and Nosema apis: effect of pollen and mixed infections on honey bee mortality, American Bee Research Conference, Galveston, TX, Jan.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., S. Zhang, N. Kondamuri, J. Shin, M.S. Huang, J. Donowich, A. Nemeth, M. Pahl, F. Dyer. 2011. Relay effect in landscape learning in honey bees and its use for detecting subtle effects of pesticides,American Bee Research Conference, Galveston, TX, Jan.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., S. Zhang, N. Kondamuri, J. Shin, M.S. Huang, J. Donowich, A. Nemeth, M. Pahl, F. Dyer. 2010. A new mode of learning: relay landscape learning in honey bees, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., J. Shin, N. Kondamuri, M. Huang. 2010. Ontogeny of honey bee orientation flights, Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., M. Lundquist, T.V. Tran. 2010. Mixed infections of Nosema apis and Nosema ceranae decrease honey bee survival in cages. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., X. Xie. 2010. Preference of phoretic mites for nurses increases Varroa fitness, American Bee Research Conference, Orlando, FL, Jan.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., K. Ahn, J. Riddle, J. Pettis. 2010. Effect of transportation on honey bee physiology, American Bee Research Conference, Orlando, FL, Jan.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., K Ahn, J. Riddle, J. Pettis. 2009. Transportation physiology of honey bees, Entomological Society of America meeting, Indianapolis, IN. Dec. 
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y. Fu. 2008. Popping the mites: can microwave be used as a method for Varroa control? American Bee Research Conference, Sacramento, CA, Jan.
  1. Leniaud, L. Huang, Z.Y., E. Darronset, A.G. Bagneres. 2007. Caste differentiation and ongetenic potentialities in the subterraneous termite genus Reticulitermes, XVéme Colloque, Physiologie de L’Insectes
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y. Du, Z. Liu, Y. Numura, K. Dong. 2007. Functional characterization of the first arachnid sodium channel from the Varroa mite,CSREES Arthropods & Nematodes Programs Awardee Poster Session Entomological Society of America meeting, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Yulun Fu. 2007. Microwave radiation as a possible control method for Varroa mite (Acari: Varroidae) control in honeybees, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., S. Cho, D. Smith and J. Zhang. 2007. Evolution of sex determination gene in the honey bee, Workshop on Honey Bee Genomics and Biology, Cold Spring Harbor, May.
  1. Huang, Z.Y. 2006. Effect of Mitezapper on Varroa mite populations: a field test, American Bee Research Conference, Phoenix, AZ, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y.L. Conte, M. Navajas, J. P. Christides, Z. J. Zeng, A. G. Bagnères. 2006. Chemical mimicry by the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor infesting Apis cerana and Apis mellifera, Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., S. Cho, D. Smith and J. Zhang. 2006.  Evolution of sex determination gene in the honey bees, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Washington DC, Aug.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., L. Leniaud, M. Kutnik, A. Pichon, S. Dupont and A.G. Bagneres. 2006. Ongetenic potentialities and caste differentiation in the Reticulitermes worker caste, International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Washington DC, Aug.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., K.E. Wharton, F.C. Dyer, T. Getty. 2006. Drone regulation in honeybee colonies: a case for queen-worker cooperation? International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Washington DC, Aug.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., A.-G. Bagnères, M. Navajas, M. Salvy, J.-P. Christides, Y. Le Conte. 2006. Chemical signature and camouflage used by Varroa infesting Apis cerana and A. mellifera broods: an adaptive strategy, 11th ISBE meeting, Avignon, France, July.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., A.-G. Bagnères, M. Navajas, M. Salvy, J.-P. Christides, Y. Le Conte. 2006. Chemical signature and camouflage used by Varroa infesting Apis cerana and A. mellifera broods: an adaptive strategy, IUSSI-France, Tours, France, April.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y. Qin, J. Zhao, L. Zhou. 2006. Electronic monitoring of mite feeding behavior on honey bees, American Bee Research Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, Jan.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y. Qin, J. Zhao, L. Zhou. 2005. Electronic monitoring of feeding behavior of Varroa mites on honey bees, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., G.W. Otis, T. Kiraly, R. Ebadi. 2005. Effects of colony, drone age, and Nosema infection on numbers of spermatozoa in the honey bee, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., S. Cho, D.R. Green, D.R. Smith, J. Zhang. 2005. Evolution of the complementary sex-determination gene of honey bees: balancing selection and trans-species polymorphisms, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Dec.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., K.E. Wharton, F.C. Dyer, T. Getty. 2005.  The interplay of queen and worker strategies on brood sex ratio patterns in the honeybee, Apis mellifera, Animal Behavior Society Meeting, Snowbird, UT, Aug.
  1. Huang, Z.Y., Y. Qin, Z. Zeng. 2005. Hemolymph juvenile hormone titers in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) under normal and pre-swarming conditions, American Bee Research Conference, Reno, NV, Jan.
  • Huang, Z.Y., Y. Qin. 2004. Hemolymph juvenile hormone titers and sodium / potassium ratios in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera) under normal and pre-swarming conditions, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov.
  • Huang, Z.Y., Y. Qin. 2004. Thermal death kinetics the honey bee and its parasite, Varroa destructor, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov. 
  • Huang, Z.Y., P. Alvarez-Ortiz, D. Iskay, S. Cabrera, T. Giray. 2004. How does a bee fly? Changes in flight muscle contractile proteins, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT, Nov.
  • Huang, Z.Y., S.S. Schneider, L.A. Lewis. 2004. The vibration signal and juvenile hormone titers in worker honey bees, Apis mellifera, IUSSI-NAS Annual Mtg, Camp Tontozona, AZ, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2004. JH titers, biosynthesis and metabolism in honey bee workers infected by a microsporidia parasite, Nosema apis, 8th International Conference on the Juvenile Hormones, Lake Tahoe, CA, Jun.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2004. Dynamics of Nosema spore loads in honey, beeswax and their relationship with worker infection, American Bee Research Conference, San Antonio, TX, Jan.
  • Huang, Z.Y., S. Cho, J. Zhang. 2004. Testing the balancing selection hypothesis on the complementary sex- determination gene of honeybees, Annual Meeting for the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Pennsylvania State University.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2003. Extraordinary queens – honey bee queens control sex ratio by overriding a highly stereotyped behavioral program, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y., Y. Qin. 2003. Tracking Nosema spores in colonies headed by hygienic and regular queens, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y., D. Onstad, D. Crowder. 2003. Model of Nosema disease in honey bee colonies, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH, Oct.
  • Huang, Z.Y., L. Taua, R. Lin. 2002. Nosema spore reproduction in different honey bee castes, American Bee Research Conference, Niagara on the River, Ont, Canada, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., L. Taua, R. Lin. 2002. Nosema spore reproduction in different honey bee castes, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  • Huang, Z.Y., J. Michalek. 2002. Why do young worker honey bees prefer warm temperatures? Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Nov.
  • Huang, Z.Y., A.V. Hanley, W. Pett. 2001. Effect of transgenic corn pollen on worker honey bees, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., R. Lin, R. Yu. 2001. Why nurse bees do not sleep: melatonin implicated, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., R. Lin, C. Dusset. 2001. Short-term changes in juvenile hormone titers in worker honey bees, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., R. Lin, J. Sullivan. 2001. Earlier foraging in Nosema-infected honey bee workers: Are host corpora allata needed? Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Diego, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2001. Larger cell size reduces Varroa mite reproduction, American Bee Research Conference, Port Deposit, MA, Sept.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2001. The Spartan Mitezapper: a novel method for mite control, American Bee Research Conference, Port Deposit, MA, Sept.
  • Huang, Z.Y., R. Yu. 2000. Melatonin and division of labor in honey bee workers, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Montreal, Canada, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., R. Lin. 2000. Does Nosema apis affect age of first foraging in honey bees via juvenile hormone?  Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Montreal, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., E. Foster. 2000. Earlier foraging in carbon dioxide anesthetized bees: is it juvenile hormone mediated?  Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Montreal, CA, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., R. Wang, K. Dong. 2000. Molecular and functional analysis of a sodium channel gene of the Varroa mite, Varroa jacobsoni, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Montreal, Canada, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y., J. Schmidt-Bailey. 2000. The distribution of Varroa jacobsoni in swarms, afterswarms and remaining bees in the Western honey bees Apis mellifera, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Montreal, Canada, Dec.
  • Huang, Z.Y. 2000. A novel invention for controlling Varroa jacobsoni, a parasite of the honey bees, Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Montreal, Canada, Dec.
  • American Bee Research Conference, Eastern Apicultural Society, Salisbury, MD, Aug 2000
  • 2nd International Conference of Africanized Bees and Bee Mites, Tucson, AZ, Apr, 2000 (with R. Wang, K. Dong, P.J. Elzen & J. Pettis)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, Dec 1999 (with R. Wang & K. Dong)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, Dec 1999 (with R.  Lin)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NE, Dec 1998
  • American Bee Research Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, Jan 1998
  • International Union for the Study of Social Insects/North American Section Meeting, Nederland, CO. Sep 1997 (with D. Schulz & G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Louisville, KY, Dec 1996 (with D.W. Borst, S.E. Fahrbach & G.E. Robinson)
  • The 19th Annual Meeting of Midwest Neurobiologists, Madison, WI, June 1996
  • The 19th Annual Meeting of Midwest Neurobiologists, Madison, WI, June 1996 (with O.W. Jassim & G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NE, Dec 1995 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Las Vegas, NE, Dec 1995 (with D. Schulz & G.E. Robinson)
  • The 6th Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Argonne, IL, Nov 1995 (with O. Jassim & G.E. Robinson)
  • The 6th International Conference on Juvenile Hormones, Woods Hole, MA, Sept 1995 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Dec 1993 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Dec 1993 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Indianapolis, IN, Dec 1993 (with T. Giray & G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Baltimore, MD, Dec 1992 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • The 3rd International Congress of Neuroethology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, Aug 1992 (with M.E. O’Neal & G.E. Robinson)
  • The 15th Annual Meeting of Midwest Neurobiologists, Columbia, MO, Mar 1992 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Reno, NV, Dec 1991 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • The 2nd Annual Argonne Symposium for Undergraduates in Science, Engineering and Mathematics, Argonne, IL, Nov 1991 (with M.E. O’Neal & G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, Dec 1990 (with G.E. Robinson)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, New Orleans, LA, Dec 1990 (with C.O. Knowles)
  • Agricultural Experiment Station Workshop, Columbia, MO, Nov 1989 (with C.O. Knowles)
  • First Conference of the Chinese Association of Agricultural Students and Scholars, Ithaca, NY, June 1989
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Boston, MA, Dec 1987 (with G.W. Otis)
  • The 10th International Congress of IUSSI, Munich, West Germany, Aug 18-22, 1986 (with G.W. Otis)
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Sept 1985
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, Hollywood, FL, Dec 1985
  • Annual Meeting of Entomological Society of America, San Antonio, TX, Dec 1984 (with G.W. Otis)
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