Monday, December 11, 2006: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Room 110 (Convention Center)

Student Competition for the President's Prize, Section Cb. Apiculture and Social Insects

Moderator(s): Edward L. Vargo
Colin S. Brent
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks
8:35 AM0317Comparing passive trap methods for monitoring native bees in Maryland and Delaware
Catherine Stragar, Dewey Caron, Sam Droege
8:47 AM0318Native bee community responses to production practices and adjacent habitats in blueberry agro-ecosystems  [ Recorded presentation ]
Julianna Tuell, Rufus Isaacs
8:59 AM0319Oxalic acid - A prospective tool for reducing Varroa mite populations in package bees  [ Recorded presentation ]
Nicholas P. Aliano, Marion D. Ellis
9:11 AM0320Associations between ovary size, vitellogenin transcription, and sucrose responsiveness in honey bee workers
Jennifer Tsuruda, Gro V. Amdam, Robert Page
9:23 AM0321Differences of behavioral development and flight muscle protein changes between Africanized and European honey bees in Puerto Rico  [ Recorded presentation ]
Devrim Oskay, Pedro Alvarez, Valerie Molinari, Tugrul Giray
9:35 AM0322Vitellogenin, a genetic regulator of division of labor in honey bees, Apis mellifera  [ Recorded presentation ]
Kate E. Ihle, M. Kim Fondrk, Robert Page, Gro V. Amdam
9:47 AMBreak
9:59 AM0323Brain morphology and learning in the honey bee, Apis mellifera, parasitized during development by ectoparasitic Varroa mite, Varroa destructor  [ Recorded presentation ]
Tiffany Lucas, Gloria DeGrandi-Hoffman, Wulfila Gronenberg
10:11 AM0324Genetic characterization of honey bee, Apis mellifera populations in the United States
Deborah A. Delaney, Walter S. Sheppard
10:23 AM0325Mutualist interactions between the native terrapin scale and the invasive Argentine ant with implications for pest ant control  [ Recorded presentation ]
John Brightwell, Jules Silverman
10:35 AM0326Odorous house ant, Tapinoma sessile (Say), colony movement and budding in response to disturbance and food location  [ Recorded presentation ]
T. Aurora Toennisson, Karen M. Vail
10:47 AM0327Understanding the link between physiological and behavioral changes in obligately foraging Pogonomyrmex californicus queens  [ Recorded presentation ]
Adam Dolezal, Colin S. Brent, Juergen Gadau, Gro V. Amdam
10:59 AM0328Effect of controlling Antonina graminis (Hemiptera: Pseudococcidae) on Solenopsis invicta (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jillian Chantos, Ken Helms, S. Bradleigh Vinson

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