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Lau E, Maccaro J, McFrederick Q, and Nieh JC (accepted) Exploring the interactions between Nosema ceranae infection and the honey bee gut microbiome. Scientific Reports.

Dong S, Gaoying G, Lin T, Tan K, Nieh JC (accepted) Protocol for measuring the effects of an inhibitory signal associated with danger on honey bee dopamine levels. STAR Protocols.

Mukogawa B, Nieh JC (2024) The Varroa paradox: infestation levels and hygienic behavior in feral scutellata-hybrid and managed Apis mellifera ligustica honey bees. Scientific Reports 14:1148. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-51071-7

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Zarate D, Mukogawa B, Kohn J, Nieh JC (2023) Seasonal variation in defense behavior in European and scutellata-hybrid honey bees (Apis mellifera) in Southern California. Scientific Reports 13:12790. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-38153-2

Dong S, Lin T, Nieh JC, and Tan K (2023) How to study signal learning of the waggle dance in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Bio-Protocol. https://www.bio-protocol.org/exchange/preprintdetail?type=3&id=2203

Zarate D, Travis D, Geffre A, Nieh JC, Kohn JR. (2023) Three decades of “Africanized” honey bees in California. California Agriculture. 77(1) 15-20. https://doi.org/10.3733/ca.2023a0004

Dong S, Li J, Wang Z, Tan, K, Yang M, and Nieh JC (2023) Social collapse arising from allopatric hornet attacks. Entomologia Generalis. DOI: 10.1127/entomologia/2023/1825

Dong S, Gaoying G, Lin T, Tan K, Nieh (2023) An inhibitory signal associated with danger reduces honey bee dopamine. Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.03.072

Dong S, Lin T, Nieh JC, and Tan K (2023) Social signal learning of the waggle dance in honey bees. Science. 379: 1015-1018. https://science.org/10.1126/science.ade1702

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Dong S, Sun A, Tan K, and Nieh** JC (2022) Identification of giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, queen sex pheromone components. Current Biology. 32(5): R211-R212 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2022.01.065

James CC, Sánchez D, Cruz-López L, Nieh, JC (2022) Fighting ability and the toxicity of raiding pheromone in an obligate kleptoparasite, the stingless bee Lestrimelitta niitkib. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 76:38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00265-022-03129-1.

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Bell H, Hsiung K, Pasberg P, Broccard FD, Nieh JC (2021) Responsiveness to inhibitory signals changes as a function of colony size in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 18. 20210570. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2021.0570.

Geffre A, Travis D, Kohn J, and Nieh JC (2021) Preliminary analysis shows that feral and managed honey bees in southern California have similar levels of viral pathogens. Journal of Apicultural Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/00218839.2021.2001209.

Solórzano-Gordillo, EJ., Nieh, JC, Cruz-López L, Rojas J, and Sánchez D (2021) Gene flow from wild to managed colonies in the stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana and an update on its mating frequency. Journal of Apicultural Science. 65(2) DOI: 10.2478/JAS-2021-0020.

Fisher A, Berenbaum M, Crall J, DesJardins N, Glass J, Harrison J, Liao L-H, Muth F, Nieh J, Nocelli R, Simon-Delso N, Siviter H, Tadei R, Traynor* K (2021) Reform pesticide regulations to protect pollinators. Nature.

Wen X, Gongpan P, Meng Y, Nieh JC, Yuan H, Tan K (2021) Functional characterization, antimicrobial effects, and potential antibacterial mechanisms of new mastoparan peptides from hornet venom (Vespa ducalis, Vespa mandarinia, and Vespa affinis). Toxicon. 200: 48-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.07.001

Tosi S, Nieh JC, Brandt A, Colli M, Fourrier J, Giffard H, Hernández-López J, Malagnini V, Williams GR, Simon-Delso N (2021) Long-term field-realistic exposure to a next-generation pesticide, flupyradifurone, impairs honey bee behaviour and survival. Communications Biology. 4: 805 https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-021-02336-2

Meng, Y., Mo, X., He, T., Wen, X., Nieh, J.C, Yang, X., Tan, K. (2021) New bioactive peptides from the venom gland of social hornet Vespa velutina, Toxicon, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.toxicon.2021.06.002.

Gu G, Meng Y, Tan K, Dong, S, and Nieh JC (2021) Lethality of honey bee stings to heavily armored hornets. Biology. 10: 484.https://doi.org/10.3390/biology10060484 PMID: 3407 2577

Zarate D., Geffre A., Kohn J., and Nieh JC. (2021) Public Service Announcement: Defensive Honey Bees: What are they and how should you react to them? (2021) Prepared for the San Diego County Honey Bee Protection Program and the California Master Beekeeper Program

Rittschof and Nieh, J. C. Honey robbing: could human alterations to the environment change a rare foraging tactic into a maladaptive behavior? (2021) Current Opinion in Insect Science. 45:84-90. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cois.2021.02.005.

Gong Z, Dong S, Wang Y, Tan K, and Nieh JC (2021) Floral tea polyphenols can improve honey bee memory retention and olfactory sensitivity. Journal of Insect Physiology. 128: 104177. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jinsphys.2020.104177

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Dong S, Tan K, Nieh JC (2020) Visual contagion in prey defense signals can enhance honest defense. Journal of Animal Ecology. 00:11-8. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2656.13390.

Bell HC, Noelle Montgomery C., Benavides JE, and Nieh JC (2020) Effects of Nosema ceranae (DISSOCIODIHAPLOPHASIDA: Nosematidae) and flupyradifurone on olfactory learning in honey bees, Apis mellifera (HYMENOPTERA: Apidae). Journal of Insect Science. 20 (6) https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/ieaa130.

Wu YY, Pasberg P, Diao QY, Nieh JC (2021) Flupyradifurone reduces nectar consumption and foraging but does not alter honey bee recruitment dancing. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 207, 111268, DOI 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2020.111268.

Hendriksma, H. P., Bain, J.A., Nguyen, N., and Nieh JC. (2020) Nicotine does not reduce Nosema ceranae infection in honey bees. Insectes Sociaux. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00040-020-00758-5.

Ludicke JC, and Nieh JC (2020) Thiamethoxam impairs honey bee visual learning, alters decision times, and increases abnormal behaviors. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 193, 110367.

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Kheradmand, B., and Nieh, J. C. (2019) The role of landscapes and landmarks in bee navigation: a review. Insects. 10, 342, doi:10.3390/insects10100342.

Bell HC, Benavides J, Montgomery CM, Navratil JRE, and Nieh JC (2019) The novel butenolide pesticide flupyradifurone (Sivanto®) does not alter responsiveness to sucrose at either acute or chronic short-term field-realistic doses in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5554.

Tong, L, Nieh, JC, Tosi, S. (2019) Combined nutritional stress and a new systemic pesticide (flupyradifurone, Sivanto®) reduce bee survival, food consumption, flight success, and thermoregulation. Chemosphere. 237: 12448. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0045653519316297?via%3Dihub.

Hendriksma H.P., Pachow, C.D. and Nieh, J.C. (2019) Effects of essential amino acid supplementation to promote honey bee gland and muscle development in cages and colonies. Journal of Insect Physiology 117: 103906.

Gong Z., Tan K., and Nieh J.C. (2019) Hornets possess long-lasting olfactory memories. Journal of Experimental Biology. 222, jeb200881. doi:10.1242/jeb.200881,

Tosi, S. and Nieh, J.C. (2019) Lethal and sublethal synergistic effects of a new systemic pesticide, flupyradifurone (Sivanto®) on honey bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 286: 20190433. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2019.0433

Bell, H.C., Kietzman, P.M., and Nieh, J.C. (2019) The complex world of honey bee vibrational signaling: A response to Ramsey et al. (2017). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28012.82562/1. Published as comment in PLOS One (https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0171162) to Ramsey, M., Bencsik, M., & Newton, M. I. (2017). Long-term trends in the honeybee ‘whooping signal’ revealed by automated detection. PloS one, 12(2), e0171162.

Andrey Rubanov, Kaleigh A. Russell, Jason A. Rothman, James C. Nieh, and Quinn S. McFrederick (2019) Intensity of Nosema ceranae infection is associated with specific honey bee gut bacteria but not overall gut microbiome structure. Scientific Reports. 9:3820 | https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40347-6

Dong S., Tan K., Zhang Q., and Nieh J.C. (2019) Playbacks of Asian honey bee stop signals demonstrate referential inhibitory communication. Animal Behaviour. 148: 29-37

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Kheradmand, B., Cassano J., Gray, S., and Nieh, J. C. (2018). Influence of visual targets and landmarks on honey bee foraging and waggle dancing. Insect Science. 00, 1-12, DOI 10.1111/1744-7917.12651

Gong, Z., Tan, K., and Nieh, J. C. (2018) First demonstration of olfactory learning and long term memory in honey bee queens. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 221:1-10. PMID: 29776994.

Dong, S., Wen, P., Zhang, Q., Wang, Y., Cheng, Y., Tan, K., and Nieh, J. C. (2018) Olfactory eavesdropping of predator alarm pheromone by sympatric but not allopatric prey. Animal Behaviour. 141: 115-125. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2018.05.013

Zhang, J., Wang, Z., Wen, P., Qu, Y., Tan, K., and Nieh, J.C. (2018) The reluctant visitor: a terpenoid in toxic nectar can reduce olfactory learning and memory in Asian honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology. 221, doi:10.1242/jeb.168344.

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Tosi, S., Nieh, J. C., Sgolastra, F., Cabbri R., and Medrzycki, P. (2017) Neonicotinoid pesticides and nutritional stress synergistically reduce survival in honey bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 284. 20171711. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.1711

Tan, K., Wang, C., Dong, S., Li, X., and Nieh, J.C. (2017) The pesticide flupyradifurone impairs olfactory learning in Asian honey bees (Apis cerana) exposed as larvae or as adults. Scientific Reports. 7:17772: DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-18060-z.

Tosi, S. and Nieh, J. C. (2017) A common neonicotinoid pesticide, thiamethoxam, alters honey bee activity, motor functions, and phototaxis. Scientific Reports. 7: 15132, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-15308-6.

BenVau, L. R., and Nieh, J. C. (2017) Larval honey bees infected with Nosema ceranae have age-accelerated vitellogenin levels as young adults. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-14702-4.

Ping Wen, Ya-Nan Cheng, Shi-Hao Dong, Zheng-Wei Wang, Ken Tan, James C. Nieh. (2017) The sex pheromone of a globally invasive honey bee predator, the Asian eusocial hornet, Vespa velutina. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-13509-7.

Ping Wen, Yanan Cheng, Yufeng Qu, Hongxia Zhang, Jianjun Li, Heather Bell, Ken Tan, and Nieh, J.C. (2017) Foragers of sympatric Asian honey bee species intercept competitor signals by avoiding benzyl acetate from Apis cerana alarm pheromone. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03806-6

Lam, C., Li., Y., Landgraf, T., and Nieh, J.C. (2017) Dancing attraction: followers of honey bee tremble and waggle dances exhibit similar behaviors. Biology Open. 6: 810-817, doi:10.1242/bio.025445

Park, B. and Nieh, J.C. (2017) Seasonal trends in honey bee pollen foraging revealed through DNA barcoding of bee-collected pollen. Insectes Sociaux. 64(3): 425-437. DOI 10.1007/s00040-017-0565-8

Tosi, S., G. Burgio, and Nieh, J.C. (2017) A common neonicotinoid pesticide, thiamethoxam, impairs honey bee flight ability.. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-01361-8

Huey, S., and Nieh, J. C. (2017) Foraging at a safe distance: crab spider effects on pollinators. Ecological Entomology. DOI: 10.1111/een.12406.

Dong Shihao, Wen Ping, Xinyu Li, Tan Ken, and Nieh, J.C. (2017) Resisting majesty: Apis cerana, has lower antennal sensitivity and decreased attraction to queen mandibular pheromone than Apis mellifera. Scientific Reports. DOI: 10.1038/srep44640.

Ya-nan Cheng, Wen Ping, Shi-hao Dong, Ken Tan, Nieh, J.C. (2017) Poison and alarm: The Asian hornet Vespa velutina uses sting venom volatiles as an alarm pheromone. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220:645-651.

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Gong, Z, Wang, C., Nieh, J.C., and Tan, K. (2016) Inhibiting DNA methylation alters olfactory learning extinction but not acquisition in Apis cerana and Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Physiology. 90:43-48.

Wang, Z., Wen, P., Yufeng, Q., Dong, S., Li, J. Tan, K., and Nieh, J.C. (2016) Bees eavesdrop upon informative and persistent signal compounds in alarm pheromones. Scientific Reports. 6: 25693 EP. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep25693.

Tan, K., Dong, S., Liu, X., Wang, C., Li, J., and Nieh J.C. (2016) Honey bee inhibitory signaling is tuned to threat severity and can act as a colony alarm signal. PLOS Biology. 14(3): E1002423-19. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Lecocq, A., Jensen, A.B., Kryger, P., and Nieh, J.C. (2016) Parasite infection accelerates age polyethism in young honey bees. Scientific Reports. 6: 11. doi:10.1038/srep22042.

Lau, P. and Nieh J.C. (2016) Salt preferences of honey bee water foragers. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:790-796.

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Jack-McCollough R.T. and Nieh, J.C. (2015) Honey bees tune excitatory and inhibitory recruitment signaling to resource value and predation risk. Animal Behaviour. 110: 9-17.

Zhang, E. and Nieh, J.C. (2015) A neonicotinoid, imidacloprid, impairs honey bee aversive learning of simulated predation. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:3199-3205.

Eiri, D., Endler, M., Suwannapong, G., and Nieh, J.C. (2015) Nosema ceranae can infect honey bee larvae and reduce subsequent adult longevity. PLOS One. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0126330.

Tan, K., Cheng, W., Dong, S., Liu, X., Wang, Y. and Nieh, J. C. (2015) A neonicotinoid impairs olfactory learning in Asian honey bees (Apis cerana) exposed as larvae or as adults. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/srep10989.

León, A., Arias-Castro, C., Rodríguez-Mendiola, A., Meza-Gordillo, R., Gutiérrez-Miceli, F. A., and Nieh, J.C. (2015) Colony foraging allocation is finely tuned to food distance and sweetness even close to a bee colony. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 155: 47-53.

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Nieh JC (2014) The spirit of the hive: the mechanisms of social evolution, by Robert E. Page, Jr. Quarterly Review of Biology 89 (4), 395. DOI: 10.1086/678637.

Li, J., Wang, Z., Tan, K., Qu, Y., and Nieh JC (2014) Effects of natural and synthetic alarm pheromone and individual pheromone components on foraging behavior of the giant Asian honey bee, Apis dorsata. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217:3512-3518.

Li, J., Wang, Z., Qu, Y., and Nieh J.C. (2014) Giant Asian honey bees use olfactory eavesdropping to detect and avoid ant predators. Animal Behaviour. 97:69-76.

Tan, K., Chen, W., Dong, S., Liu, X., Wang, Y., and Nieh. J.C. (2014) Imidacloprid alters foraging and increases risky behavior in bees. PLOS One. 9(7): e102725.

Lichtenberg, E., Graff Zivin, J., Hrncir, M. and Nieh, J. C. (2014) Eavesdropping selects for conspicuous signals. Current Biology. 24(1): R598-R599. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.05.062

Goodale, E., Kim, E., Nabors, A., Henrichon, S., and Nieh, J. C. (2014). The innate responses of bumble bees to flower patterns: separating the nectar guide from the nectary changes bee movements and search time. Naturwissenschaften. DOI 10.1007/s00114-014-1188-9.

Bray, A. and Nieh, J. C. (2014) Non-consumptive predator effects shape honey bee foraging and recruitment dancing. PLoS ONE. 9(1) e87459, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0087459.

Tan, K., Hu, Z., Chen, W., Wang, Z., Wang, Y., and Nieh, J. C. (2013) Fearful foragers: honey bees tune colony and individual foraging to multi-predator presence and food quality. PLoS ONE. 8(9) e75841, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0075841.

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Hagbery, J. and Nieh, J. C. (2012) Individual lifetime pollen and nectar foraging preferences in bumble bees. Naturwissenschaften. DOI 10.1007/s00114-012-0964-7. 99:821-832.

Goodale, E. and Nieh, J. C. (2012) Public use of olfactory information associated with predation in two species of social bees. Animal Behaviour. 84:919-924.

Eckles, M. A., Roubik, D. W. and Nieh, J. C. (2012) A stingless bee can use visual odometry to estimate both height and distance. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215:3155-3160.

Eiri D, Nieh JC (2012) A nicotinic acetylcholine receptor agonist affects honey bee sucrose responsiveness and decreases waggle dancing. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215:2022-2029.

Nguyen H, Nieh JC (2012) Colony and individual forager responses to food quality in the New World bumble bee, Bombus occidentalis. Journal of Insect Behavior. 25:60-69.

Nieh JC (2012) Animal Behavior: The orphan rebellion. Dispatch for Current Biology 22(8) R280-281

Wade Robinson J, Nieh JC, Goodale E (2012) Testing honey bee avoidance of predators: teaching the scientific process through an engaging field experiment. The American Biology Teacher. 74(7):452-457.

Contrera FAL, Couvillon MJ, Nieh JC (2012) Editorial: Hymenopteran collective foraging and information transfer about resources. Psyche, Article ID 273985, 2 pages, doi:10.1155/2012/273985

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Lichtenberg EM, Hrncir M, Turatti IC, Nieh JC (2011) Olfactory eavesdropping by two competing stingless bee species. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:763-774

Sadler N, Nieh JC (2011) Honey bee forager thoracic temperature inside the nest is tuned to broad-scale differences in recruitment motivation. Journal of Experimental Biology 214:469-475

Sánchez D, Nieh JC, Vandame R (2011) Visual and chemical cues provide redundant information in the multimodal recruitment system of the stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana (Apidae, Meliponini). Insectes Sociaux 58:575-579.

Wade Robinson J, Nieh JC, and Goodale E (2011) Pollinators in Peril: A High School Curriculum. In this 84 page document, the authors (a high school teacher at San Diego High Tech High, a UCSD faculty member, and a postdoctoral researcher) create a high school science curriculum that addresses three National Science Standards (Inquiry, Life Science, and Science in Personal and Social Perspectives). This single file contains the entire curriculum, including powerpoint presentations. The individual files are also available on Jesse Wade Robinson's website and on the Nieh lab's Teaching Bee website. This project was made possible by a Blasker Science and Technology grant from the San Diego Foundation and partially funded by the National Science Foundation.

Contrera FAL, Couvillon MJ, and Nieh JC (2011) Hymenopteran group foraging and information transfer about resources. Editorial introducing a special issue of Psyche: in press, DOI:10.1155/2011/392075.

Suwannapong G, Benbow ME, and Nieh JC (2011) Biology of Thai honey bees: natural history and threats. In: Bees: Biology, Threats, and Colonies. Editor: R. M. Florio, Nova Science Publishers, Inc., in press, ISBN#: 978-1-61324-825-6.

Nieh JC (2011) The evolution of honey bee communication: learning from Asian species. Formosan Entomologist 31:101-115.

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Johnson BR, Nieh JC (2010) Modeling the adaptive role of negative signaling in honey bee intraspecific competition. Journal of Insect Behavior 23: 459-471

Ramírez SR, Nieh JC, Quental TB, Roubik DW, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Pierce NE (2010) A molecular phylogeny of the stingless bee genus Melipona (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 56: 519-525

Nieh JC (2010) A negative feedback signal is triggered by peril and curbs honey bee recruitment. Current Biology 20: 1-6

Goodale E, Beauchamp G, Magrath R, Nieh JC, Ruxton GD (2010) Interspecific information transfer influences animal community structure. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25(6):354-361.

Lichtenberg EL, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Nieh JC (2010) Behavioral suites mediate group-level foraging dynamics in communities of tropical stingless bees. Insectes Sociaux 57: 105-113

Lau CW, Nieh JC (2010) Honey bee stop-signal production: temporal distribution and effect of feeder crowding. Apidologie 41: 87-95

Nieh JC (2010) Review of bumblebees: behavior, ecology, and conservation. Second Edition, by Dave Goulson. Quarterly Review of Biology, 85(3): 373

Rasmussen C, Nieh JC, Biesmeijer JC (2010) Editorial: Foraging biology of neglected bee pollinators. Psyche, Article ID 134028, 2 pages, doi:10.1155/2010/134028

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Hammer TJ, Hata C, Nieh JC (2009) Thermal learning in the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 3928-3934

Sánchez D, Nieh JC, León A, Vandame R (2009) Food recruitment information can spatially redirect employed stingless bee foragers. Ethology 115: 1175-1181

Nieh JC (2009) Convergent evolution of food recruitment mechanisms in wasps and bees. In: Gadau J, Fewell J (eds) Organization of Insect Societies: From Genome to Sociocomplexity. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA. pp. 264-286

Toda NRT, Song J, Nieh JC (2009) Bumblebees exhibit the memory spacing effect. Naturwissenschaften 96: 1185-1191

Kuhn-Neto B, Contrera FAL, Castro MS, Nieh JC (2009) Long distance foraging and recruitment by a stingless bee, Melipona mandacaia. Apidologie 40: 472-480. DOI: 10.1051/apido/2009007

Lichtenberg EM, Hrncir M, Nieh JC (2009) A scientific note: foragers deposit attractive scent marks in a stingless bee that does not communicate food location. Apidologie 40: 1-2

Kitaoka TK, Nieh JC (2009) Bumble bee pollen foraging regulation: role of pollen quality, storage levels, and odor. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 63: 501-510

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Renner MA, Nieh JC (2008) Bumble bee olfactory information flow and contact-based foraging activation. Insectes Sociaux 55: 417-424

Mapalad KS, Leu D, Nieh JC (2008) Bumble bees heat up for high quality pollen. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2239-2242

Eckles MA, Wilson EE, Holway DA, Nieh JC (2008) Yellowjackets (Vespula pensylvanica) thermoregulate in response to changes in protein concentration. Naturwissenschaften 95: 787-792

Sánchez D, Nieh J, Vandame R (2008) Experience-based interpretation of visual and chemical information in Scaptotrigona mexicana (Apidae, Meliponini). Animal Behaviour 76: 407-414

Contrera FAL, Nieh JC (2007) Effect of forager-deposited odors on the intra-patch accuracy of recruitment of the stingless bees Melipona panamica and Partamona peckolti (Apidae, Meliponini). Apidologie 38: 584-594

Contrera FAL, Nieh JC (2007) The effect of ambient temperature on forager sound production and thoracic temperature in the stingless bee, Melipona panamica. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 887-897

Nieh JC, León A, Cameron S, Vandame R (2006) Hot bumblebees at good food: thoracic temperature of feeding Bombus wilmattae foragers is tuned to sucrose concentration. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 4185-4192

Wilson EE, Holway D, Nieh JC (2006) Cold anaesthesia decreases foraging recruitment in the New World bumblebee, Bombus occidentalis. Journal of Apicultural Research 45: 169-172

Nieh JC, Kruizinga K, Barreto LS, Contrera FAL, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2005) Effect of group size on the aggression strategy of an extirpating stingless bee, Trigona spinipes. Insectes Sociaux 52: 1-8

Nieh JC, Sánchez D (2005) Effect of food quality, distance and height on thoracic temperature in the stingless bee Melipona panamica. The Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 3933-3943

Saraiva AM, Nieh JC, Cartolano EA Jr. (2005) EthoLog: a tool for data studies. In press

Contrera FAL, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL, Nieh JC (2004) Temporal and climatological influences on flight activity in the stingless bee Trigona hyalinata (Apidae, Meliponini). Revista de Tecnologia e Ambiente, Criciúma 10: 35-43.

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Nieh JC (2004) Recruitment communication in stingless bees (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini). Apidologie 35: 159-182

Nieh JC, Barreto LS, Contrera FAL, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2004) Olfactory eavesdropping by a competitively foraging stingless bee, Trigona spinipes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences 271: 1633-1640

Nieh JC, Contrera FAL, Yoon RR, Barreto LS, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2004) Polarized short odor-trail recruitment communication by a stingless bee, Trigona spinipes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56: 435-448

Sánchez D, Nieh JC, Hénaut Y, Cruz L, Vandame R (2004) High precision during food recruitment of experienced (reactivated) foragers in the stingless bee Scaptotrigona mexicana (Apidae, Meliponini). Naturwissenschaften 91: 346-349

Nieh JC, Contrera FAL, Nogueira-Neto P (2003) Pulsed mass-recruitment by a stingless bee, Trigona hyalinata. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences 270: 2191-2196

Nieh JC, Contrera FAL, Ramírez S, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2003) Variation in the ability to communicate 3-D resource location by stingless bees from different habitats. Animal Behaviour 66: 1129-1139

Nieh JC, Contrera FAL, Rangel J, Imperatriz-Fonseca VL (2003) Effect of food location and quality on recruitment sounds and success in two stingless bees, Melipona mandacaia and Melipona bicolor. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 87-94

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