NC State University

Lab Publications (see also Google Scholar)

2014

Tarpy, D. R., M. Simone-Finstrom, M. Huang, M. Strand, and O. Rueppell. (2014). Effects of migratory beekeeping on longevity and oxidative stress. American Bee Journal, 154: 453. [LINK]

Simone-Finstrom, M., B. Foo, D. R. Tarpy, and P. T. Starks. (2014). Effects of food availability, pathogen exposure, and genetic diversity on thermoregulation in Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Behavior, DOI 10.1007/s10905-014-9447-3 [LINK]

Tarpy, D. R. and S. S. Schneider. (2014). Mechanisms of social evolution: linking adaptive function with proximate mechanisms. Apidologie, 45 :285–288. [SPECIAL ISSUE ON MECHANISMS OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR] [PDF]

Steinhauer, N., K. Rennich, M. E. Wilson, D. M. Caron, E. J. Lengerich, J. Pettis, R. Rose, J. A. Skinner, D. R. Tarpy, J. T. Wilkes, and D. vanEngelsdorp. (2014). A national survey of managed honey bee 2012-2013 annual colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Informed Partnership. Journal of Apicultural Research, 53: 1-18. [LINK]

2013

Rogers, S., D. R. Tarpy, and H. J. Burrack. (2013). Multiple criteria for comparing pollinator performance in highbush blueberry agroecosystems. Environmental Entomology, 42: 1201-1209. [PDF] [NEWS]

Niño, E. L., O. Malka, A. Hefetz, D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2013). Pheromone production in two glands is differentially regulated by distinct mating factors in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). PLoS ONE, 8(11): e78637. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078637 [LINK] [NEWS]

Rogers, S., P. Cajamarca, D. R. Tarpy, and H. J. Burrack. (2013). Honey bees and bumble bees respond differently to inter- and intra-specific encounters. Apidologie, 44: 621-629. [PDF]

Boncristiani, H. F., J. D. Evans, Y. Chen, J Pettis, C. Murphy, D L. Lopez, M. Simone-Finstrom, M. Strand, D. R. Tarpy, and O. Rueppell. (2013). In-vitro infection of pupae with Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus suggests variation for susceptibility and disturbance of transcriptional homeostasis in honey bees (Apis mellifera). PLoS ONE, 8(9): e73429. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073429 [LINK]

Human, H., Brodschneider, R., Dietemann, V., Dively, G., Ellis, J., Forsgren, E., Fries, I., Hatjina, F., Hu, F-L., Jaffé, R., Jensen, A. B., Köhler, A., Magyar, J., Özikrim, A., Pirk, C. W. W., Rose, R., Strauss, U., Tanner, G., Tarpy, D. R., Van Der Steen, J. J. M., Vaudo, A., Vejsnæs, F., Wilde, J., Williams, G. R., Zheng, H-Q. (2013). Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera research. In: V Dietemann; J D Ellis; P Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52: http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.09

Cobey, S., J. Woyke, and D. R. Tarpy. (2013). Instrumental insemination of honey bee queens. In: V Dietemann; J D Ellis; P Neumann (Eds) The COLOSS BEEBOOK, Volume I: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Research. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52: http://dx.doi.org/10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.09

Tarpy, D. R., D. vanEngelsdorp, and J. S. Pettis. (2013). Genetic diversity affects colony survivorship in commercial honey bee colonies. Naturwissenschaften, 100: 723-728. [PDF] [NEWS]

Niño, E. L., D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2013). Differential effects of insemination volume and substance on post-mating changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). Insect Molecular Biology, 22: 233–244. [PDF]

Rangel, J., J. J. Keller, and D. R. Tarpy. (2013). The effects of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queen reproductive potential on colony growth. Insectes Sociaux, 60: 65-73. [PDF]

vanEngelsdorp, D., D. R. Tarpy, E. J. Lengerich, and J. S. Pettis. (2013). Idiopathic Brood Disease Syndrome and queen events as precursors of colony mortality in migratory beekeeping operations in the Eastern United States. Preventative Veterinary Medicine, 108: 225-233. [PDF] [NEWS]

2012

Cornman, R. S., D. R. Tarpy, Y. Chen, L. Jeffreys, D. Lopez, J. S. Pettis, D. vanEngelsdorp, and J. D. Evans. (2012). Pathogen webs in collapsing honey bee colonies. PLoS ONE, 7(8): e43562. doi:10.1371/ journal.pone.0043562. [PDF]

vanEngelsdorp, D., D. R. Tarpy, K. Baylis, M. Spivak, D. Caron, J. Connell, K. Delaplane, S. Donohue, W. Esaias, B. Gross, J. Hayes Jr., E. Lengerich, J. Pettis, R. Rose, J. Skinner, and J. Wilkes. (2012). The Bee Informed Partnership: Using beekeepers’ real-world experience to solve beekeepers’ real-world problems. American Entomologist, 58: 116-118. [PDF]

Rangel, J., J. J. Keller, and D. R. Tarpy. (2012). Effect of queen reproductive potential on honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony growth. ABRC Symposium abstract. American Bee Journal, 152: 405.

Wilson-Rich, N., D. R. Tarpy, and P. T. Starks. (2012). Within- and across-colony effects of hyperpolyandry on immune function and body condition in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Journal of Insect Physiology, 58: 402-407. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., J. J. Keller, J. R. Caren, and D. A. Delaney. (2012). Assessing the mating ‘health’ of commercial honey bee queens. Journal of Economic Entomology, 105: 20-25. [PDF]

2011

Cobey, S., W. S. Sheppard, and D. R. Tarpy. (2011). Status of breeding practices and genetic diversity in domestic U.S. honey bees. In: Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges and Sustainable Solutions, D. Sammataro and J. A. Yoder (eds). pp. 302. [LINK]

Richard, F-J., C. Schal, D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2011). Effects of insemination quantity on Dufour’s gland chemical profiles and vitellogenin expression in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 37: 1027-1036. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., J. J. Keller, J. R. Caren, and D. A. Delaney. (2011). Experimentally induced variation in the physical reproductive potential and mating success in honey bee queens. Insectes Sociaux, 58: 569-574. [PDF]

Jackson, J. T., D. R. Tarpy, and S. E. Fahrbach. (2011). Histological estimates of ovariole number in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera) reveal lack of correlation with other queen-quality measures. Journal of Insect Science, 11: 82. [PDF]

Niño, E. L., D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2011). Carbon-dioxide and physical manipulation cause reproductive changes in honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). Insect Molecular Biology, 20: 387-398. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., J. R. Caren, and D. A. Delaney. (2011). Genetic relatedness among honey bee drones, queens, and their mates: a meta-analysis. ABRC Symposium abstract. American Bee Journal, 151 (5): 516. [PDF]

Delaney, D. A., J. J. Keller, J. R. Caren, and D. R. Tarpy. (2011). The physical, insemination, and reproductive quality of honey bee queens (Apis mellifera). Apidologie, 42: 1-13. [PDF]

2010

vanEngelsdorp, D., N. Speybroeck, J. Evans, B. K. Nguyen, C. Mullin, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. Cox-Foster, J. Chen, D. R. Tarpy, E. Haubruge, J. S. Pettis, and C. Saegerman. (2010). Weighing risk factors associated with bee Colony Collapse Disorder by classification and regression tree analysis. Journal of Economic Entomology, 103: 1517-1523. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., Joel R. Caren, D. A. Delaney, D. Sammataro, J. Finley, G. M. Loper, and G. DeGrandi-Hoffman. (2010). Mating frequencies of Africanized honey bees in the southwestern United States. Journal of Apicultural Research, 49: 302-310. [PDF]

Williams, G. R., D. R. Tarpy, D. vanEngelsdorp, M-P. Chauzat, D. L. Cox-Foster, K. S. Delaplane, P. Neumann, J. S. Pettis, R. E. L. Rogers, and D. Shutler. (2010). Colony Collapse Disorder in context. BioEssays, 32: 845-846. [PDF]

Kocher, S. D., D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2010). The effects of mating and instrumental insemination on honey bee flight behavior and gene expression. Insect Molecular Biology, 19: 153–162. [PDF]

2009

Wantuch, H. A. and D. R. Tarpy. (2009). Removal of drone brood from Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies to control Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) and to retain adult drones. Journal of Economic Entomology, 102: 2033-2040. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R. and M. K. Mayer. (2009). The effects of size and reproductive quality on the outcomes of duels between honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.). Ethology, Ecology, & Evolution, 21: 147-153. [PDF]

vanEngelsdorp, D., J. Evans, C. Saegerman, C. Mullin, E. Haubruge, B K. Nguyen, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. Cox-Foster, Y. Chen, R. Underwood, D. R. Tarpy, and J. S. Pettis. (2009). Colony Collapse Disorder: a descriptive study. PLoS ONE, 4(8): e6481. [PDF]

Kocher, S. D., F-J. Richard, D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2009). Queen reproductive state modulates queen pheromone production and queen-worker interactions in honey bees. Behavioral Ecology, 20: 1007–1014. [PDF]

van Engelsdorp, D., J. D. Evans, L. Donovall, C. Mullin, M. Frazier, J. Frazier, D. R. Tarpy, G. H. Hayes, and J. S. Pettis. (2009). "Entombed Pollen": a new condition in honey bee colonies associated with increased risk of colony mortality. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 101: 147-149. [PDF]

2008

Kocher, S. D., F-J. Richard, D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2008). Genomic analysis of post-mating changes in the honey bee queen (Apis mellifera). BMC Genomics, 9: 232. [PDF]

2007

Mathis, R. C. and D. R. Tarpy. (2007). 70 million years of building thermal envelope experience: building science lessons from the honey bee. ASHRAE Journal, 49: 1-8. [PDF]

Richard, F-J., D. R. Tarpy, and C. M. Grozinger. (2007). Effects of insemination quantity on honey bee queen physiology. PLoS ONE, 2(10): e980. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., J. T. Summers, and J. J. Keller. (2007). Comparison of parasitic mites in Russian-hybrid and Italian honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies across three different locations in North Carolina. Journal of Economic Entomology, 100: 258-266. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., J. T. Summers, J. J. Keller, and W. T. Hensey. (2007). Comparing pairs of Russian and Italian colonies by new beekeepers in North Carolina. American Bee Journal, 147: 149-152. [PDF]

Seeley, T. D. and D. R. Tarpy. (2007). Queen promiscuity lowers disease within honeybee colonies. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B., 274: 67–72. [PDF]

2006

Kreitlow, K. L. and D. R. Tarpy. (2006). Environmental and genotypic effects on Russian-hybrid and Italian honey bee (Apis mellifera) foraging behavior (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Environmental Entomology, 35: 1610-1616. [PDF]

DeGrandi-Hoffman, G., M. Chambers, S. S. Schneider, D. R. Tarpy, and D. Smith. (2006). The African honey bee has arrived – so where do we go from here? Bee Culture, 134 (6): 24-28. [PDF]

Schneider, S. S., G. DeGrandi-Hoffman, D. Smith, and D. R. Tarpy. (2006). The displacement of European honey bees by African bees in the new world. Bee Culture, 134 (5): 25-28. [PDF]

Schneider, S. S., G. DeGrandi-Hoffman, D. Smith, and D. R. Tarpy. (2006). The African honey bee: a case study of a biological invasion. Bee Culture, 134 (4): 21-25. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R. and T. D. Seeley. (2006). Lower disease infections in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies headed by polyandrous vs monandrous queens. Naturwissenschaften, 93: 195-199. [PDF]

2005

Gilley, D. C. and D. R. Tarpy. (2005). Three mechanisms of queen elimination in swarming honey bee colonies. Apidologie, 36: 461-474. [PDF]

Johnson, R. N., M. T. Zaman, M. M. Decelle, A. J. Siegel, D. R. Tarpy, E. C. Siegel, and P. T. Starks. (2005). Multiple microorganisms in chalkbrood mummies: evidence and implications. Journal of Apicultural Research, 44: 29-32. [PDF]

2004

Tarpy, D. R., R. Nielsen, and D. I. Nielsen. (2004). A scientific note on the revised estimates of effective paternity frequency in Apis. Insectes Sociaux, 51: 203-204. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., D. C. Gilley, and T. D. Seeley. (2004). Levels of selection in a social insect: a review of conflict and cooperation during honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen replacement. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 55: 513-523. [PDF]

DeGrandi-Hoffman, G., D. R. Tarpy, and S. S. Schneider. (2004). Details, details: how sperm use might influence the Africanization process. American Bee Journal, 144: 453-455.

Tarpy, D. R. and D. C. Gilley. (2004). Group decision making during queen production in highly eusocial bees. Apidologie, 35: 207-216. [PDF]

2003

Tarpy, D. R. (2003). Bet hedging by honey bee queens. American Bee Journal, 143: 937-939.

Gilley, D. C., D. R. Tarpy, and B. Land. (2003). The effect of queen quality on the interactions of workers and dueling queen honey bees (Apis mellifera). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 55: 190-196. [PDF]

Nielsen, R., D. R. Tarpy and H. K. Reeve. (2003). Estimating effective paternity number in social insects and the effective number of alleles in a population. Molecular Ecology, 12: 3157-3164. [PDF]

DeGrandi-Hoffman, G., D. R. Tarpy, and S. S. Schnieder. (2003). Patriline composition of worker populations in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies headed by queens inseminated with semen from African and European drones. Apidologie, 34: 111-120. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R. and D. J. C. Fletcher. (2003). 'Spraying' behavior during queen competition in honey bees. Journal of Insect Behavior, 16: 425-437. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R. (2003) Genetic diversity within honey bee colonies prevents severe infections and promotes colony growth. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B., 270: 99-103. [PDF]

2002

Pankiw, T., D. R. Tarpy, and R. E. Page, Jr. (2002). Genotype and rearing environment affect honeybee perception and foraging behavior. Animal Behaviour, 64: 663-672. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R. and D. I. Nielsen. (2002). Sampling error, effective paternity, and estimating the genetic structure of honey bee colonies (Hymenoptera: Apoidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 95: 513-528. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R. and R. E. Page, Jr. (2002). Sex determination and the evolution of polyandry in honey bees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 52: 143-150. [PDF]

Keller, J. J. (2002). Testing effects of alternative diets on reproduction rates of the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida. M.S. Thesis, Entomology. Raleigh, NC, North Carolina State University: pp. 55. [PDF]

2001

Tarpy, D. R. and R. E. Page, Jr. (2001). The curious promiscuity of queen honey bees (Apis mellifera): evolutionary and behavioral mechanisms. Annales Zoologici Fennici, 38: 255-265. [PDF]

2000

Tarpy, D. R. and R. E. Page, Jr. (2000). No behavioral control over mating frequency in queen honey bees (Apis mellifera L.): implications for the evolution of extreme polyandry. American Naturalist, 155: 820-827. [PDF]

Tarpy, D. R., S. Hatch and D. J. C. Fletcher. (2000). The influence of queen age and quality during queen replacement in honeybee colonies. Animal Behaviour, 59: 97-101 [PDF]

Dreller, C. D. and D. R. Tarpy. (2000). Perception of the pollen need by foragers in a honeybee colony. Animal Behaviour, 59: 91-96. [PDF]

1999

Hatch, S., D. R. Tarpy and D. J. C. Fletcher. (1999). Worker regulation of emergency queen rearing in honey bee colonies and the resultant variation in queen quality. Insectes Sociaux, 46: 372-377. [PDF]

1998

Tarpy, D. R. and D. J. C. Fletcher. (1998). Effect of relatedness on queen competition within honeybee colonies. Animal Behaviour, 55: 537-543. [PDF]

 

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