A derived honey bee stock confers resistance to Varroa destructor and associated viral transmission.  Thomas A. O’Shea-Wheller, Frank D. Rinkevich, Robert G. Danka, Michael Simone-Finstrom, Philip G. Tokarz & Kristen B. Healy. Nature Scientific Reports (2022) 12:4852. 

Varroa destructor: A Complex Parasite, Crippling Honey Bees Worldwide Kirsten S. Traynor, Fanny Mondet, Joachim R. de Miranda, Meava Techer, Vienna Kowallik, Melissa A.Y. Oddie, Panuwan Chantawannakul, Alison McAfee. Trends in Parasitology 2020; Volume 36, Issue 7: 592-606.

Natural selection, selective breeding, and the evolution of resistance of honeybees(Apis mellifera) against Varroa Jacques J.M. van Alphen and Bart Jan Fernhout. Zoological Letters 2020; 6:6.

Honey bee survival mechanisms against the parasite Varroa destructor: a systematic review of phenotypic and genomic research efforts Fanny Mondet, Alexis Beaurepaire,Alison McAfee, Barbara Locke, Cédric Alaux, Solene Blanchard, Bob Danka, Yves LeConte. International Journal for Parasitology, volume 50, Issue 6-7: 433-447.

Absence of deformed wing virus and Varroa destructor in Australia provides unique perspectives on honeybee viral landscapes and colony losses John M. K. Roberts, Denis L. Anderson & Peter A. Durr Scientific Reports volume 7, Article number: 6925 (2017)

Sepsis and Hemocyte Loss in Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Infected with Serratia marcescens Strain Sicaria Nancy L. Burritt, Nicole J. Foss1, Eric C. Neeno-Eckwall, James O. Church, Anna M. Hilger, Jacob A. Hildebrand, David M. Warshauer, Nicole T. Perna, James B. Burritt. PLoS 11 (12) (December 21, 2016).

Honey Bee Gut Microbiome Is Altered by In-Hive Pesticide Exposures Kakumanu ML, Reeves AM, Anderson TD, Rodrigues RR and Williams MA. Front. Microbiol. 7:1255 (August 16, 2016).

Deformed wing virus can be transmitted during natural mating in honey bees and infect the queens. Esmaeil Amiri, Marina D. Meixner & Per Kryger. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 33065 (2016)

Multiyear survey targeting disease incidence in US honey bees. Kirsten S. Traynor, Karen Rennich, Eva Forsgren, Robyn Rose, Jeffery Pettis, Grace Kunkel, Shayne Madella, Jay Evans, Dawn Lopez, Dennis vanEngelsdorp. Apidologie, 2016

A Virulent Strain of Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) of Honeybees (Apis mellifera) Prevails after Varroa destructor-Mediated, or In Vitro, Transmission. Eugene V. Ryabov, Graham R. Wood, Jessica M. Fannon, Jonathan D. Moore, James C. Bull, Dave Chandler, Andrew Mead, Nigel Burroughs, David J. Evans PLOS (June 26, 2014).

Antibacterial Immune Competence of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) Is Adapted to Different Life Stages and Environmental Risks. Heike Gätschenberger, Klara Azzami, Jürgen Tautz, Hildburg Beier PLOS (June 17, 2013).

Changes in infestation, Cell cap condition and reproductive status of Varroa Destructor in brood exposed to honey bees with Varroa Sensitive Hygiene. J. Herris, R.G. Danka, J.D. Villa Ann. Entomol. Soc. Am. 105(3): 512-518 (2012)

Report on the National Stakeholders Conference on Honey Bee Health. Virginia, October 15–17, 2012.

Sublethal effects of oxalic acid on Apis mellifera: changes in behaviour and longevity. Saskia Schneider, Dorothea Eisenhardt, Eva Rademacher, Apidologie 43 (2012).

Honey Bees Fight Back Against Varroa. BioMed Central Limited (Sep 17, 2012).

Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control. Vincent Dietemann, Journal of Apicultural Research (Feb, 2012).

The German bee monitoring project: a long term study to understand periodically high winter losses of honey bee colonies. E.Genersch et al., Apidologie 41 (2010).

Breeding for resistance to Varroa destructor in North America, Review. Thomas E. Rinderer, Jeffrey W. Harris, Gregory J. Hunt, Lilia I. de Guzman, Apidologie 41 (2010).

Breeding for resistance to Varroa destructor in Europe, Review. Ralph Büchler, Stefan Berg and Yves Le Conte, Apidologie 41 (2010).

Biology and control of Varroa destructor. Peter Rosenkranz, Pia Aumeier, Bettina Ziegelmann, Journal of Invertebrate Pathology (2010) : 103: S96-S119.

Evaluation of Varroa mite tolerance. Ingemar Fries, Bee Doc (2010).

Research strategies to improve honeybee health in Europe, Review. Robin Moritz et al, Apidologie 41 (2010).

Varroa attacks. Erik Osterlund, Elgon.se/(story-2008).

Bees with Varroa Sensitive Hygiene preferentially remove mite infested pupae aged ≤ five days post capping. Jeffrey W. Harris, Journal of Apicultural Research and Bee World 46 (2007) .

Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. Alexandra-Maria Klein et al., Proc. R. Soc. B 274 (2007) .

The relationship between hygienic behavior and suppression of mite reproduction as honey bee (Apis mellifera) mechanisms of resistance to Varroa destructorA. Ibrahim, M. Spivak, Apidologie 37 (2006).

The Number of Genes Involved in the SMR Trait. Harbo, J.R., Harris, J.W., American Bee Journal 145 (2005).

Suppressed mite reproduction explained by the behavior of adult bees. Harbo, J.R., Harris, J.W., Journal of Apicultural Research 44 (2005).

Introductionary study for breeding Varroa resistant bee. Tore Forsman, Per Ideström and Erik Österlund Swedish Beekeeping Association, (2004).

Integrated Pest Management. Randy Oliver, ScientificBeekeeping.com, (2006-present)

The value of single drone inseminations in selective breeding of honey bees. Harbo, 1999, Apiculture for the 21st century.

Average number of reproductive cycles performed by Varroa jacobsoni in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. S. Martin, D. Kemp, Journal of Apicultural Research 36 (1997).

Honey Bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in the United States that express resistance to Varroa jacobsoni (Mesostigmata: Varroidae). J. Harbo, R. Hoopingarner, Apiculture and Social Insects, 90 (1997).