Special Issue "Honey Bee Research in the US: Current State and Solutions to Beekeeping Problems"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: Apis mellifera; ecophysiology; social immunity; host-parasite interactions
Interests: evolutionary ecology of bees; pollinator health; ecoimmunology
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Honey bees are the most important pollinators in agricultural systems. However, the annual mortality of colonies has dramatically increased i in the United States in recent years. Because of their economic importance and that they are amenable to managed conditions, honey bees provide a unique opportunity to investigate topics that cover a wide range of areas that focus on a mixture of applied and basic questions. The American Association of Professional Apiculturists (AAPA) consists of members whose labs conduct research on a wide range of subjects encompassing the epigenetics, immunity, toxicology, host-parasite interactions, nutrition, management and population ecology of this model organism. In addition, these labs address key questions about how to develop better management practices that can help the beekeeping industry in the context of the multiple environmental stressors that currently affect honey bee health. This special issue will unite honey bee scholars across fields of study to show the current state of the most current research on honey bees in the US. The issue will comprise of mini-reviews on topics relating to honey bee health and colony productivity in the US by putting it in context with other broader global issues. In addition, we will have approximately 10 empirical studies from members associated with AAPA on topics of study including the full range of honey bee research.
Dr. Mike Simone-Finstrom
Dr. Margarita M. López-Uribe
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Insects is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
Please note that for papers submitted after 1 July 2018 an APC of 1000 CHF applies.
- Apis mellifera
- parasites and pathogens
- social behavior
- host-parasite interactions