Francis L. W. Ratnieks: List of Publications

 

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Scientific Journals

 

186. Czaczkes, T., Grüter, C., Jones, S., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2011. Synergy between social and private information increases foraging efficiency in ants. Biology Letters DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0067

185. Grüter, C., Moore, H., Firmin, N., Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2011. Flower constancy in honey bee workers (Apis mellifera) depends on ecologically realistic rewards. Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 1397-1402.

184. Bonckaert, W., Tofilski, A., Nascimento, F. S., Billen, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wenseleers, T. 2010. Co-occurrence of three types of egg policing in the Norwegian wasp Dolichovespula norwegica. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1064-3

183. Couvillon, M. J., Barton, S. N., Cohen, J. A., Fabricius, O. K., Kärcher, M. H., Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Alarm pheromones do not mediate rapid shifts in honey bee guard acceptance threshold. Journal of Chemical Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10886-010-9881-4

182. Czaczkes, T., Nouvellet, P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Cooperative food transport in the Neotropical ant, Pheidole oxyops. Insectes Sociaux DOI: 10.1007/s00040-010-0130-1

181. Czaczkes, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Simple rules result in the adaptive turning of food items to reduce drag during cooperative tranport in the ant Pheidole oxyops. Insectes Sociaux 58: 91-96.

180. Grüter, C., Czaczkes, T. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Decision making in ant foragers (Lasius niger) facing conflicting private and social information. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology DOI 10.1007/s00265-010-1020-2

179. Grüter, C., Leadbeater, E., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Social learning: the importance of copying others. Current Biology 20: R683-R685.

178. Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Worker–worker conflict and worker policing. Pages 621-628 In: Breed M.D and Moore J. (eds). Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Academic Press, Oxford, UK.

177. Couvillon, M. J., Hughes, W., Perez-Sato, J; Martin, S., Roy, G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Sexual selection in honeybees: colony variation and the importance of size in male mating success. Behavioral Ecology 21; 520-525.

176. Kärcher, M. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Intruder recognition by honey bee guards (Apis mellifera): Rejection of harmless insects supports the "different odour" versus the "harmful intruder odour" hypothesis. Journal of Apicultural Research 49: 270-277.

175. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Carreck, N. L. 2010. Clarity of honey bee collapse? Science 327: 152-153.

174. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Foster, K. R., Wenseleers, T. 2010. Darwin's special difficulty: the evolution of "neuter insects" and current theory. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 65: 481-492.

173. Clutton-Brock, T., West, S., Ratnieks, F., Foley, R. 2009. The evolution of society. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 364:3127-3133.

172. Couvillon, M. J., Roy, G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Recognition errors by honey bee (Apis mellifera) guards demonstrate overlapping cues in conspecific recognition. Journal of Apicultural Research 48: 225-232.

171. Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Two independent mechanisms of egg recognition in worker Formica fusca ants. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 63: 573-580.

170. Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Sex allocation conflict in insect societies: who wins? Biology Letters 5:700-704.

169. Kärcher, M. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Standing and hovering guards of the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula complement each other in entrance guarding and intruder recognition. Journal of Apicultural Research 48: 209-214.

168. Medina, L. M., Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Hygienic behavior in the stingless bees Melipona beecheii and Scaptotrigona pectoralis (Hymenoptera: Meliponini). Genetics & Molecular Research 8: 571-576.

167. Pérez-Sato, J. A., Châline, N., Martin, S. J., Hughes, W. O. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Multi-level selection for hygienic behaviour in honeybees. Heredity 102: 609–615.

166. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Helanterä, H. 2009. The evolution of extreme altruism and inequality in insect societies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B. 364:3169-3179.

165. Couvillon, M. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Odour transfer in stingless bee marmelada (Frieseomelitta varia) demonstrates that entrance guards use an "undesirable–absent" recognition system. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 62: 1099-1105.

164. Couvillon, M. J., Robinson, E. J. H., Atkinson, B., Child, L., Dent, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. En garde: rapid shifts in honey bee (Apis mellifera) guarding behavior is triggered by onslaught of conspecific intruders. Animal Behaviour 76: 1653-1658.

163. Couvillon, M. J., Wenseleers, T., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V. L., Nogueira-Neto, P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Comparative study in stingless bees (Meliponini) demonstrates that nest entrance size predicts traffic and defensivity. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 194-201.

162. Evison, S. E. F., Petchey, O. L., Beckerman, A. P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Combined use of pheromone trails and visual landmarks by the common garden ant Lasius niger. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 62: 261-267.

161. Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Geometry explains the benefits of division of labour in a leafcutter ant. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 1255-1260.

160. Hughes, W. O. H., Oldroyd, B. P., Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Ancestral monogamy shows kin selection is key to the evolution of eusociality. Science 320:1213-1216.

159. Hughes, W. O. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Oldroyd, B. P. 2008. Multiple paternity or multiple queens: two routes to greater intracolonial genetic diversity in the eusocial Hymenoptera. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 21: 1090-1095.

158. Perez-Sato, J. A., Hughes, W. O. H., Couvillon, M. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Effects of hive spacing, entrance orientation, and worker activity on nest relocation by honey bee queens. Apidologie 39: 708-713.

157. Perez-Sato, J. A., Kärcher, M. H., Hughes, W. O. M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Direct introduction of mated and virgin queens using smoke: a method that gives almost 100% acceptance when hives have been queenless for 2 days or more. Journal of Apicultural Research 47: 243-250.

156. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Biomimicry: further insights from ant colonies? Pages 58-66 in: Liò, P., Yoneki, E., Crowcroft, J., Verma, D.C. (editors) Bio-Inspired Computing and Communication. Springer Verlag, Berlin & Heidelberg.

155. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wenseleers, T. 2008. Altruism in insect societies: voluntary or enforced? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23: 45-52.

154. Robinson, E. J. H., Green, K. E., Jenner, E. A., Holcombe, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Decay rates of attractive and repellent pheromones in an ant foraging trail network. Insectes Sociaux 55: 246-251.

153. Robinson, E. J. H., Holcombe, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. The organisation of soil dumping by ants. Animal Behaviour 55: 1389-1399.

152. Robinson, E. J. H., A. Tofilski, F. L. W. Ratnieks. 2008. The use of native and non-native tree species for foraging and nesting habitat by the wood-ant Formica lugubris (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 11: 1-7.

151. Tofilski, A., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Simple rules based on pile slope are used in the self organization of sand pile formation by Pheidole oxyops ants. Insectes Sociaux 55: 37-42.

150. Tofilski, A., Couvillon, M. J., Evison, S., Helanterä, H., Robinson, E. J. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Pre-emptive defensive self-sacrifice by ant workers. American Naturalist 172; E239–E243.

149. Couvillon, M. J., Kärcher, M., Russell, T. E., Endsor, S., Caple, J. P., Storey, D. E. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. Nestmate recognition template of guard honey bees is changed by wax comb transfer. Biology Letters 3: 228-230.

148. Evison, S., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. New role for majors in Atta leafcutter ants. Ecological Entomology 32: 451-454.

147. Jackson, D. E., Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Holcombe, M. 2007. Spatial and temporal variation in pheromone composition of ant foraging trails. Behavioral Ecology 18: 444-450.

146. Helanterä, H., Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. Prior experience with eggs laid by non-nestmate queens introduces egg acceptance errors in ant workers. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 62: 223-228.

145. Perez-Sato, A., Hughes, W. O. M., Couvillon, M. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. Improved technique for introducing four-day old virgin queens to mating hives that uses artificial and natural queen cells for introduction. Journal of Apicultural Research 46: 28-33.

144. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Helanterä, H., Foster, K. R. 2007. Are mistakes inevitable? Sex allocation specialization by workers can reduce the genetic information. Journal of Theoretical Biology

143. Robinson, E. J. H., D. E. Jackson, M. Holcombe and F. L. W. Ratnieks. 2007. No entry signal in ant foraging (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): new insights from an agent-based model. Myrmecological News 10: 120 (article number)

142. D'Ettore, P., Tofilski, A., Heinze, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Non-transferable signals on ant queen eggs. Naturwissenschaften 93: 136-140.

141. D'Ettorre, P., Wenseleers, T., Dawson, J., Hutchinson, S., Boswell, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Wax combs mediate nestmate recognition by guard honeybees. Animal Behaviour 71: 773-779.

140. Foster, K. R., Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Kin selection is the key to altruism. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21: 57-60.

139. Foster, K. R., Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Queller, D. C. 2006. There is nothing wrong with inclusive fitness. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21: 599-600.

138. Helanterä, H., Tofilski, A., Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Worker policing in the common wasp Vespula vulgaris is not aimed at improving colony hygiene. Insectes Sociaux 53: 399-402.

137. Jackson, D. E., Martin, S. J., Holcombe, M. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Longevity and detection of persistent foraging trails in Pharaoh's ants, Monomorium pharaonis (L.). Animal Behaviour 71:351-359.

136. Jackson, D. E., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Primer: Communication in ants. Current Biology 16 (15): R570-R574

135. Perez-Sato, A., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Comparing alternative methods of introducing virgin queens (Apis mellifera L.) into mating hives. Apidologie 37: 1-6.

134. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Can humans learn from insect societies? Nova Acta Leopoldina 345: 97-116.

133. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. The evolution of cooperation and altruism: the basic conditions are simple and well known. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 19: 1413-1414.

132. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Foster, K. R., Helanterä, H. 2006. Are mistakes inevitable? Sex allocation specialization by workers can reduce the genetic information needed to assess queen mating frequency. Journal of Theoretical Biology 244: 470-477.

131. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wenseleers, T., Foster, K. R. 2006. Conflict resolution in insect societies. Annual Review of Entomology 51: 581-608.

130. Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Comparative analysis of worker policing and reproduction in eusocial Hymenoptera supports relatedness theory. American Naturalist 168: E164-E179.

129. Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Enforced altruism in insect societies. Nature 444: 50.

128. Chaline, N., Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. Absence of nepotism towards imprisoned young queens during swarming in the honey bee. Behavioral Ecology 16: 403-409.

127. Châline, N., Sandoz, J. C., Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Jones, G. R. 2005. Learning and discrimination of individual cuticular hydrocarbons by honeybees (Apis mellifera). Chemical Senses 30: 327-335.

126. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. A new eusocial vertebrate? Trends in Ecology & Evolution 20: 363-364.

125. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. Crossing the taxonomic divide: conflict and its resolution in societies of reproductively totipotent individuals. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 18: 383-395.

124. Jensen, A. B., Palmer, K. A., Chaline, N., Raine. N. E., Tofilski, A., Martin, S. J., Pedersen, B. V., Boomsma, J. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. Quantifying honey bee mating range and isolation in semi-isolated valleys by DNA microsatellite paternity analysis. Conservation Genetics 6: 527-537.

123. Martin, S. J., Châline, N., Ratnieks, F. L. W. Jones, G. R. 2005. Searching for the egg-marking signal in honeybees. Journal of Negative Results 2: 1-9.

122. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. Outsmarted by ants. Nature 436: 465.

121. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wenseleers, T. 2005. Policing insect societies. Science 307: 54-56.

120. Robinson, E. J. H., Jackson, D. E., Holcombe, M. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. "No entry" signal in ant foraging. Nature 438: 442.

119. Tofilksi, A. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. Sand pile formation in Dorymyrmex ants. Journal of Insect Behavior 18: 505-512.

118. Wenseleers, T., Badcock, N., Erven, K., Tofilski, A., Nascimento, F.S., Hart, A.G., Burke, T., Archer, M.E., Ratnieks, F. L.W. 2005. A test of worker policing theory in an advanced eusocial wasp, Vespula rufa. Evolution 59: 1306-1314.

117. Wenseleers,, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Ribeiro, M. de F., Alves, D. de A., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V.-L. 2005. Working-class royalty: bees beat the caste system. Biology Letters 1: 125-128.

116. Wenseleers T., Tofilski A., Ratnieks F. L. W. 2005. Queen and worker policing in the tree wasp Dolichovespula sylvestris Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 58: 80-86.

115. Jackson, D. E., Holcombe, M., Ratnieks, F. 2004. Coupled computational simulation and empirical research into the foraging system of Pharaoh's ant (Monomorium pharaonis). Biosystems 76: 101-112.

114. Jackson, D. E., Holcombe, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Trail geometry gives polarity to ant foraging networks. Nature 432: 907-909.

113. Beekman, M., Sumpter, D. J. T., Seraphides, N., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Comparing foraging behaviour of small and large honey bee colonies by decoding waggle dances made by foragers. Functional Ecology 18: 829-835.

112. Châline, N., Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Worker policing persists in a hopelessly queenless honey bee colony (Apis mellifera). Insectes Sociaux, 51 : 113-116.

111. Châline, N., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Raine, N. E., Badcock, N. S., Burke, T. 2004. Non-lethal sampling of honey bee, Apis mellifera, DNA using wing tips. Apidologie, 35, 311-318.

110. D'Ettorre, P., Heinze, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Worker policing by egg eating in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla inversa. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 271: 1427-1434.

109. Jackson, D. E., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Holcombe, M. 2004. Coupled computational simulation and empirical research into the foraging system of Pharaoh's ants (Monomorium pharaonis). Biosystems 76: 101-112.

108. Martin, S. J., Châline, N., Oldroyd, B. P., Jones, G. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Egg marking pheromones of anarchistic worker honeybees (Apis mellifera). Behavioral Ecology 15: 839-844.

107. Martin, S.J., Jones, G. R., Châline, N., Ratnieks F. L. W. 2004. Role of hydrocarbons in egg recognition in the honeybee. Physiological Entomology 29: 395-399.

106. Wenseleers T, Hart A. G., Ratnieks F. L. W. 2004. Queen execution and caste conflict in the stingless bee Melipona beecheii. Ethology 110: 725-736.

105. Wenseleers T., Hart A.G., Ratnieks F.L.W. 2004. When resistance is useless: policing and the evolution of reproductive acquiescence in insect societies.. American Naturalist 164: E154-E167.

104. Wenseleers, T., Helanterä, H., Hart, A., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Worker reproduction and policing in insect societies: an ESS analysis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 17: 1035-1047.

103. Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Tragedy of the commons in Melipona bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 271: S310-312.

102. Wood, M. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Transfer of olfactory cues used in Vespula wasp recognition by honey bee guards. Apidologie 35: 461-468.

101. Beekman, M., Komdeur, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Reproductive conflicts in social animals—who has power? Trends in Ecology and Evolution 18: 277-282.

100. Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Power and reproduction in insect societies. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 258: 1741-1753.

99. Châline, N., Arnold, G., Papin, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Patriline differences in emergency queen rearing in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Insectes Sociaux 50: 234-236.

98. Gregson, A. M., Hart, A. G., Holcombe, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Partial loads as a cause of multiple nectar transfer in the honey bee (Apis mellifera): a simulation model. Journal of Theoretical Biology 222: 1-8.

97. Hart, A. G., Botwell, R. W., Kockenberger, W., Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Magnetic resonance imaging in entomology: a critical review. Journal of Insect Science 3: article number 5 (on line only journal)

96. Jeanson, R., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Deneubourg, J.-L. 2003. Pheromone trail decay rates on different substrates in the Pharaoh's ant, Monomorium pharaonis (L.) Physiological Entomology 28: 192-198.

95. Monnin T., Ratnieks F. L. W., Brandão C. R. F. 2003. Reproductive conflict in animal societies: hierarchy length increases with colony size in queenless ponerine ants. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 54: 71-79.

94. Pirk, C. A. A., Neumann, P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Cape honeybees police worker-laid eggs despite the absence of relatedness benefits. Behavioral Ecology 14: 347-352.

93. Wenseleers T., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Billen J. 2003. Caste fate conflict in swarm-founding social Hymenoptera: an inclusive fitness analysis. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 16: 647-658.

92. Beekman, M., Calis, J. N. M., Oldroyd, B. P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. When do honey bee guards reject their former nestmates after swarming? Insectes Sociaux 49: 56-61.

91. Beekman, M., Good, G., Allsopp, S. Radloff, C. W. W. Pirk, M. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. A non-policing honey bee colony (Apis mellifera capensis). Naturwissenschaften 89: 479-482.

90. Beekman, M., Wossler, T. C., Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Parasitic Cape honey bee workers (Apis mellifera capensis) are not given differential treatment by African guards (A. m. scutellata). Insectes Sociaux 49: 216-220.

89. Chaline, N. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Burke, T. 2002. Anarchy in the UK: Detailed genetic analysis of worker reproduction in a naturally occurring British anarchistic honeybee, Apis mellifera, colony using DNA microsatellites. Molecular Ecology 11: 1795-1805.

88. Foster, K. R., Gulliver, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W 2002. Worker policing in the European hornet Vespa crabro. Insectes Sociaux 49: 41-44.

87. Hart, A. G., Anderson, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Task partitioning in leafcutting ants. Acta Ethologica 5: 1-11.

86. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Task partitioned nectar transfer in stingless bees (Meliponini): work organisation in a phylogenetic context. Ecological Entomology 27: 163-168.

85. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Waste management in the leafcutting ant Atta colombica. Behavioral Ecology 13: 224-231.

84. Martin, S. J., Beekman, M., Wossler, T. C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Parasitic worker honey bees, Apis mellifera capensis, evade policing. Nature 415: 163-165.

83. Martin, S. J., Jones, G. R., Châline, N., Middleton, H & Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Reassessing the role of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) Dufour's gland in egg marking. Naturwissenschaften 89:528-532.

82. Medina, L. M., Martin, S. J., Espinoza-Montaño, L., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Reproduction of Varroa destructor in worker brood of Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera). Experimental and Applied Acarology 27: 79-88.

81. Monnin, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Jones, G. R., Beard, R. 2002. Pretender punishment induced by chemical signalling in a queenless ant. Nature 419: 61-65.

80. Oldroyd, B. P., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wossler, T. C. 2002. Egg marking pheromones in honey-bees Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 51: 590-591.

79. Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Oldroyd, B. P., Good, G., Halling, L. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wongsiri, S. 2002. Lack of worker reproduction in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata Fabricius. Insectes Sociaux 49: 80-85.

78. Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. P, Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Worker reproduction in honey-bees (Apis) and the anarchic syndrome: a review. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 199-208.

77. Beekman, M., Sumpter D. J., Ratnieks F. L. W. 2001. Phase transition between ordered and disordered foraging in Pharaoh's ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 98:9703-9706.

76. Bourke, A. F. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Kin-selected conflict in the bumble bee Bombus terrestris (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 347-355.

75. Downs, S. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Badcock, N., Mynott A. 2001. Honeybee guards do not use food-derived odors to recognise non-nestmates: a test of the Odor Convergence hypothesis. Behavioral Ecology 12: 47-50.

74. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. The effect of sex allocation biasing on the evolution of worker policing. American Naturalist 158: 615-624.

73. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Convergent evolution of worker policing by egg eating in the honeybee and common wasp. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 169-174.

testing kin selection predictions. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 1-8.

72. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Paternity, reproduction and conflict in vespine wasps: a model system for testing kin selection predictions. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 50: 1-8.

71. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Gyllenstrand, N., Thorén, P. A.. 2001. Colony kin structure and male production in Dolichovespula wasps. Molecular Ecology 10: 1003-1010.

70. Foster, K. R., Wenseleers, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Spite: Hamilton's unproven theory. Annales Zooogici Fennici 38: 229-238.

69. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Leaf caching in the leafcutting ant Atta colombica: organisational shift, task partitioning and making the best of a bad job. Animal Behaviour 62: 227-234.

68. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Task partitioning, division of labour and nest compartmentalisation collectively isolate hazardous waste in the leafcutting ant Atta cephalotes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49: 387-397.

67. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Why do honeybee (Apis mellifera) foragers transfer nectar to several receivers? Information improvement through multiple sampling in a biological system. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49: 244-250.

66. Miller, D. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. The timing of worker reproduction and breakdown of policing behaviour in queenless honey bee (Apis mellifera L. ) societies. Insectes Sociaux 48: 178-184.

65. Monnin, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Policing in queenless ponerine ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 97-108.

64. Neumann, P., Pirk, C. A. A., Hepburn, H. R., Solbrig, A. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Elzen, P. J., Baxter, J. R. 2001. Social encapsulation of beetle parasites by Cape honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.). Naturwissenschaften 88: 214-216.

63. Oldroyd, B. P., Halling, L. A., Good, G., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Barron, A. B., Nanork, P., Wongsiri, S., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Worker policing and worker reproduction in Apis cerana. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 371-377.

62. Oldroyd B. P., Wossler, T. C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Regulation of ovary activation in worker honey bees (Apis mellifera): larval signal production and adult response thresholds differ between anarchistic and wild-type bees.. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 366-370.

61. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Heirs and spares: caste conflict and excess queen production in Melipona bees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 467-473.

60. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Lapish, A., Tann, L. 2001. Honey bee guards, Apis mellifera, accept own subspecies non-nestmates more than other subspecies non-nestmates. Insectes Sociaux 48: 287-288.

59. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Monnin, T., Foster, K. R. 2001. Inclusive fitness theory: novel predictions and tests in eusocial Hymenoptera. Annales Zoologici Fennici 38: 201-214.

58. Anderson, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Task partitioning in insect societies: novel situations. Insectes Sociaux 47: 198-199

57. Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Long-range foraging in the honey bee. Functional Ecology 14: 490-496

56. Bernasconi, G., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Rand, E. 2000. Effect of "spraying" by fighting honeybee queens (Apis mellifera L.) on the temporal structure of fights. Insectes Sociaux 47: 21-26.

55. Downs, S. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Adaptive shifts in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) guarding behavior support predictions of the acceptance threshold model. Behavioral Ecology 9: 326-333.

54. Downs, S. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Jeffries, S., Rigby. H. 2000. The role of floral oils in the recognition system of honey bees (Apis mellifera L). Apidologie 31: 357-365

53. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Facultative policing in a social wasp. Nature 407:692-693.

52. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Raybould, A. 2000. Do hornets have zombie workers? Molecular Ecology 9: 735-742

51. Foster, K. R., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Wenseleers, T. 2000. Spite in social insects. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 15: 469-470

50. Hart, A. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Leaf caching in Atta leafcutting ants: discrete cache formation through positive feedback. Animal Behaviour 59: 587-591.

49. Oldroyd, B. P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Evolution of worker sterility in honey-bees (Apis mellifera): how anarchistic workers evade policing by laying eggs that have low removal rates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 47: 268-273.

48. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Worker policing in the honey bee: basic facts and ideas. Insect Social Life 3: 3-10

47. Anderson, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Task partitioning in insect societies. 1. Effect of colony size on queueing delay and colony ergonomic efficiency. American Naturalist 154: 521-535.

46. Anderson, C, Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Worker allocation in insect societies: coordination of nectar foragers and nectar receivers in the honey bee. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46: 73-81.

45. Anderson, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Task partitioning in foraging: effect of colony size on queueing times and information reliability. Pages 31-50 in: Detrain C, Deneubourg J L, Pasteels J M (eds.). Information Processing in Social Insects. Birkhauser, Basel.

44. Bernasconi, G., Bigler, L., Hesse, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Characterization of queen specific components of the fluid released by fighting honey bee queens. Chemoecology 9: 161-167.

43. Bourke, A. F. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Kin conflict over caste determination in social Hymenoptera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46: 287-297.

42. Downs, S. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Recognition of conspecifics by honeybee guards uses non-heritable cues acquired in the adult stage. Animal Behaviour 58: 643-648.

41. Foster, K. R., Seppa, P., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Thorén, P. A. 1999. Low paternity in the hornet Vespa crabro suggests that multiple mating is derived in vespine wasps. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46: 252-257.

40. Monnin, T, Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Reproduction versus work in queenless ants: when to join the hierarchy of hopeful reproductives? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46: 413-422.

39. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Anderson, C. 1999. Task partitioning in insect societies: natural history, ergonomics, and information. Actes Colloquia Insectes Sociaux. 12: 1-10.

38. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Anderson, C. 1999. Task partitioning in insect societies. Insectes Sociaux 46: 95-108.

37. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Anderson, C. 1999. Task partitioning in insect societies (II): Use of queueing delay information in recruitment. American Naturalist 58: 536-548.

36. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Keller, L. 1998. Queen control of egg fertilization in the honey bee. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 44: 57-61.

35. Sundström, L., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1998. Sex ratio conflicts, mating frequency and queen fitness in the ant Formica truncorum. Behavioral Ecology 9:116-121.

34. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Boomsma, J. J. 1997. On the robustness of split sex ratio predictions in monogynous social Hymenoptera. Journal of Theoretical Biology 185: 423-439.

33. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Evolution of unstable and stable biparental care. Behavioral Ecology : 490-493.

32. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Visscher, P. K. 1996. African bees and crop pollination: lessons from Sinaloa, Mexico. California Agriculture. 50 (4) 24-28.

31. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Visscher, P. K, Vetter, R. 1996. Radiation treatment of American foulbrood: a case history. American Bee Journal 135: 557-561.

30. Boomsma, J. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Paternity in eusocial Hymenoptera. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B. 351: 947-975.

29. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Vetter, R., Visscher, P. K. 1996. A polygynous overwintered nest of Vespula pensylvanica from southern California. Insectes Sociaux 43: 401-410.

28. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1995. Evidence for a queen-produced egg-marking pheromone and its use in worker policing in the honey bee. Journal of Apicultural Research 34: 31-37.

27. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Boomsma, J. J. 1995. Facultative sex allocation by workers and the evolution of polyandry by queens in social Hymenoptera. American Naturalist 145: 969-993

26. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Miller, D. G. 1993. Natural history of polygynous Vespula vulgaris colonies in California. Psyche 100: 43-50.

25. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Miller, D. G. 1993. Division of honey bee drones during swarming. Animal Behaviour 46: 803-805.

24. Morse, R. A., Layne, J. N., Visscher, P. K., Ratnieks, F. 1993. Selection of nest cavity volume and entrance size by honey bees in Florida. Florida Scientist 56: 163-167.

23. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1993. Egg-laying, egg-removal, and ovary development by workers in queenright honey bee colonies. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 32: 191-198.

22. Reeve, H. K., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1993. Queen conflict in polygynous societies: mutual tolerance and reproductive skew. In: Keller, L. (ed). Queen number and sociality in insects. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

21. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Reeve, H. K. 1992. The structure of conflict in hymenopteran societies: processes that reduce conflict in advanced eusocial species. Journal of Theoretical Biology 158: 33-65.

20. Getz, W. M., Kaitala, V., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1992. Invasion of sibmating genes in diploid and haplodiploid populations. Evolutionary Ecology 6: 312-330.

19. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1992. American foulbrood: A review of an important honey bee disease. Bee World 73: 177-191.

18. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1991. Evolution of discriminatory aggression in marine invertebrates. Journal of Theoretical Biology 152: 557-565.

17. Emlen, S. T., Reeve, H. K., Sherman, P. W., Wrege, P. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Shellman-Reeve, J. 1991. Adaptive versus non-adaptive explanations of behavior: the case of alloparental helping. American Naturalist 138: 259-270.

16. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Piery, M., Cuadriello, I. 1991. The natural nest of the Africanized honey bee (Hymenoptera, Apidae) near Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico. Canadian Entomologist 123: 353-359.

15. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1991. Facultative sex allocation biasing by workers in social Hymenoptera. Evolution 45: 281-292.

14. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1991. The evolution of genetic cue diversity in social Hymenoptera. American Naturalist 137: 202-226.

13. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Reeve, H. K. 1991. The evolution of queen-rearing nepotism in social Hymenoptera: effects of discrimination costs in swarming species. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 4: 93-115.

12. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1990. Africanized bees: Natural selection for colonizing ability. Pages 119-135. In: Spivak, M., Breed, M. D., Fletcher, D. J. C. (eds) The Africanized honey bee. Westview Press, Boulder, CO.

11. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1990. The evolution of polyandry by highly eusocial bee queens: The importance of progressive versus mass provisioning and the timing of removal of diploid males. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology 26: 342-348.

10. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1990. Assessment of queen mating frequency by workers in social Hymenoptera. Journal of Theoretical Biology 142: 87-94.

9. Morse, R. A., Camazine, S., Ferracane, M., Minacci, P., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Spielholz, J., Underwood, B.A. 1990. The population density of feral honey bee colonies (Hymenoptera, Apidae) in the city of Oswego, New York. Journal of Economic Entomology 83: 81-83.

8. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Visscher, P. K. 1989. Worker policing in the honey bee. Nature 342: 796-797.

7. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Nowakowski, J. 1989. Honey bee swarms accept bait hives contaminated with American foulbrood disease. Ecological Entomology 14: 475-478.

6. Mumme, R. L., Koenig, W. G., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1989. Helping behaviour, reproductive value, and the future component of indirect fitness. Animal Behaviour 38: 331-343.

5. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1989. Sterilization of American foulbrood contaminated hive equipment using gamma irradiation. American Bee Journal 129: 191-193.

4. Kukuk, P. F., Eickwort, G. C., Raveret-Richter, M., Alexander, B., Gibson, R., Morse, R. A., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1989. The importance of the sting in the evolution of sociality in the Hymenoptera. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 82: 1-5.

3. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1988. Reproductive harmony via mutual policing by workers in eusocial Hymenoptera. American Naturalist 132: 217-236.

2. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1988. Improved bait hives. American Bee Journal 128: 125-7.

1. Robinson, G. E., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1987. Induction of premature foraging by orally and topically applied juvenile hormone analogs in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.). Journal of Economic Entomology 80: 784-787.

Articles in conference proceedings

 

P7. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. The contribution of university based research to our basic and applied knowledge of the honey bee. Pages 8-9 in Honey bee research—where to next and how? British Beekeepers Association Research Colloquium, National Beekeeping Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire CV8 2LG

P6. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Insights from stingless bees in the biology of social conflict and conflict resolution. VII Encontro Sobre Abelhas. Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Prêto.

P5. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Parasitism of African honey bee colonies by cape honey bee workers. Pages 81-83 in Garófalo, C. (ed.) V Encontro Sobre Abelhas. Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Prêto.

P4. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Cooperation through coercion: policing of male production and female caste fate in honey bees and stingless bee. Pages 10-14 in Garófalo, C. (ed.) V Encontro sobre abelhas. Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto.

P3. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1998. Conflict and cooperation in insect societies. Pages 14-17 in: Schwarz, M. P., Hogendoorn, K. (eds) Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of IUSSI. IUSSI.

P2. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1990. Constraints to queen rearing discrimination in the honey bee. Pages 109-110 in: Veeresh, G. K., Mallik, B., Viraktamath, C. A. (eds) Social insects and the environment. (Proceedings of the 12th Congress of IUSSI). Oxford, New Delhi.

P1. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1990. Worker policing in social insects. Pages 365-366 in: Veeresh, G. K., Mallik, B., Viraktamath, C. A. Social insects and the environment. (Proceedings of the 12th congress of IUSSI). Oxford, New Delhi.

Abstracts in conference proceedings

 

A28. Czaczkes, T., Grüter, C., Jones, S., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Keep on truckin'—a novel role for ant trail pheromones as a 'keep on walking' signal in the ant Lasius niger. Page 285 in: Nash, D. R., den Boer, S. P. A., De Fine Licht, H. H., Boomsma, J. J. (editors) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen Offset ApS, Odense.

A27. Ernst, U., Cardoen, D., Ratnieks, F., de Graaf, D., Schoofs, L., Verleyen, P., Wenseleers, T. 2010. Is there specialization in policing in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Page 117 in: Nash, D. R., den Boer, S. P. A., De Fine Licht, H. H., Boomsma, J. J. (editors) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen Offset ApS, Odense.

A26. Grüter, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Honeybee foragers increase the use of waggle dance information when using private information becomes unrewarding. Page 244 in: Nash, D. R., den Boer, S. P. A., De Fine Licht, H. H., Boomsma, J. J. (editors) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen Offset ApS, Odense.

A25. Kärcher, M. H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Killing the wrong kind of eggs: the cost of worker policing. Page 153 in: Nash, D. R., den Boer, S. P. A., De Fine Licht, H. H., Boomsma, J. J. (editors) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen Offset ApS, Odense.

A24. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Adaptive shifts in the acceptance threshold of honey bee guards. Page 318 in: Nash, D. R., den Boer, S. P. A., De Fine Licht, H. H., Boomsma, J. J. (editors) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen Offset ApS, Odense.

A23. Riddell, F. C., Couvillon, M. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Decoding waggle dances to determine foraging patterns of honey bees throughout the year. Page 299 in: Nash, D. R., den Boer, S. P. A., De Fine Licht, H. H., Boomsma, J. J. (editors) Abstracts for the XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Copenhagen, Denmark, 8-13 August 2010. Clausen Offset ApS, Odense.

A22. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. How Pharaoh's ant colonies solve a dynamic problem: sending foragers to where the food is. Page 45 in: Dynamics Days Europe, Loughborough University, UK.

A21. Ratnieks F. L. W. 2006. Conflict resolution in insect societies: the roles of kinship, coercion, and constraint. Page 131 in: Proceedings XV International Congress of IUSSI, Washington DC, USA.

A20. Robinson, E. J. H., Jackson, D. E., Holcombe, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. No entry signal in ant foraging. Page 166 in: Proceedings XV International Congress of IUSSI, Washington DC, USA.

A19. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. The insect societies as a major evolutionary transition. Page 158 in: Abstracts of 10th Congress, European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Krakow, Poland.

A18. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Monnin, T. 2002. Dominance hierarchies and conflict: insights from inclusive fitness theory. Page 74 in: Proceedings XIV International Congress of IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan.

A17. Wossler, T. C., Oldroyd, B. P., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Reproductive anarchy in the beehive: the role of pheromones. Page 213 in: Proceedings XIV International Congress of IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan.

A16. Martin, S. J., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Jones, G. R.. 2002. How do honeybee workers discriminate between worker-laid and queen-laid eggs? Page 124 in: Proceedings XIV International Congress of IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan.

A15. D'Ettorre, P., Heinze, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Policing by egg eating in the ponerine ant Pachycondyla inversa. Page 77 in: Proceedings XIV International Congress of IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan.

A14. Monnin, T., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Jones, G. R., Beard, R. 2002. Page 76 in: Proceedings XIV International Congress of IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan.

A13. Beekman, M, Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Power over reproduction in eusocial Hymenoptera. Page 74 in: Proceedings XIV International Congress of IUSSI, Sapporo, Japan.

A12. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Por que las abejas Melipona crian reinas en exceso? El conflicto de castas y el poder de las larvas sobre su propio destino (Why do Melipona bees rear excess queens? Caste fate conflict and the power of larvae over their fate). Pages 102-103 in: Quezada-Euán, J., May-Itzá, W., Moo-Valle, H., Medina, J. (eds) II Seminario Mexicano sobre abejas sin aguijón.

A11. Paxton, R., Ruhnke, H., Shah, M., Bego, L. R., Quezada-Euán, J. J. G, Ratnieks, F. L. W.2001. Social evolution in stingless bees: are the workers or is the queen in control of male parentage? Pages 108-107 in: Quezada-Euán, J., May-Itzá, W., Moo-Valle, H., Medina, J. (eds) II Seminario Mexicano sobre abejas sin aguijón.

A10. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Our best theory: Novel predictions and tests on socila insect biology arising from W. D. Hamilton;s theory of inclusive fitness 35 years on. Page 16 in: Menzel, R., Rademacher, E. Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin meeting of the European sections of IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects).

A9. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Conflict and caste determination. Page 100a in: Menzel, R., Rademacher, E. Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin meeting of the European sections of IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects).

A8. Ruhnke, H., Shah, M., Mecke, R., Bego, L. R., Quezada-Euán, J., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Paxton, R. J. 2001. Kin conflict and the parentage of males in stingless bees. Page 58 in: Menzel, R., Rademacher, E. Proceedings of the 2001 Berlin meeting of the European sections of IUSSI (International Union for the Study of Social Insects).

A7. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1998. Information sources in reproductive manipulation. Page 387 in: Schwarz, M. P., Hogendoorn, K. (eds) Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of IUSSI. IUSSI.

A6. Monnin, T., Peeters, C., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1998. "Queen" policing and worker policing in the queenless ant Dinoponera quadriceps. Page 323 in: Schwarz, M. P., Hogendoorn, K. (eds) Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of IUSSI. IUSSI.

A5. Foster, K. R., Seppä, P., Ratnieks, F. L. W., Thorén, P. 1998. Low paternity and queen-worker conflict in the hornet. Page 168 in: Schwarz, M. P., Hogendoorn, K. (eds) Proceedings of the 13th International Congress of IUSSI. IUSSI.

A4. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Worker reproduction and worker policing: how the balance is set. p. 124, Abstracts of: Fifth International Conference of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology.

A3. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1994. Worker policing in honey bees. page 582 in: Lenoir, A., Arnold, G., Lepage, M. (eds) Les Insectes Sociaux. (Proceedings of the 12th International Congress of IUSSI). Université Paris Nord, Paris.

A2. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1992. Evidence for an egg-marking pheromone in the honey bee. American Bee Journal 132: 813.

A1. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1987. The adaptive significance of nest site selection by honey bee swarms: calculation of reproductive value of swarms using colony life table data. Page 617 in: J. Eder and H. Rembold (eds) Chemistry and biology of social insects. Verlag J. Peperny, Munich.

Public communication of science

Extension and popular articles on beekeeping and social insects

 

E66. Helanterä, H., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Worker policing. Chapter in Breed, M. D., Moore, J. (eds). The encyclopaedia of animal behaviour. Elsevier.

E65. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2010. Researchers are sweet on the honey bee. 1100 word/1 page article in the Argus (local paper for Brighton area), page 8, 31 May 2010.

E64. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. If I was king for a day. The Big Issue April 13-19 page 46.

E63. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Meet the researchers. BBKA News 180:12.

E62. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2009. Heard the buzz? Falmer (The University of Sussex Magazine) 48: 8-11.

E61. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. Special report: latest buzz about honeybees. Pages 42-55 in: Science Year 2008. World Book Inc., Chicago, Illinois.

E60. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2007. How far do honeybees forage? The Beekeepers Quarterly 89: 26-28.

E59. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. What is a bee? (pamphlet)

E58. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Robinson, E. J. H. 2006. Pharaoh's ants. (pamphlet)

E57. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Atta leafcutter ants. (pamphlet)

E56. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. What is an ant? (pamphlet)

E55. Ratnieks, F., Robinson E., Holcombe, M., Jackson, D., Hart, A. 2006. Go to the ant....and be wise (pamphlet for Summer Science Exhibit 2006, Royal Society of London)

E54. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2005. The honey bee (Apis mellifera). Feedback (The ASAB Education Newesletter). 32 (May): 6-7).

E53. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Queen mating success: what can we expect? BBKA News (accepted)

E52. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2004. Queen rearing in the Hope Valley: queens now for sale. Bee Improvement and Conservation 17: 12.

E51. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. The BABE Project: Mating Isolation in the Derbyshire Peak District. BBKA News 142 (August): 5

E.50. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Jensen, A. 2003. Evaluation of queen mating isolation in the Peak District, Sheffield, by means of DNA microsatellites. Bee Improvement and Conservation 15: 10-12.

E49. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Conflict in het bijenvolk. Maandblad van de Vlaamse Imkerbond. Juli-Augustus 2003, p. 186-188. Translation and Adaptation in Dutch of "F. Ratnieks (2002) Conflict in the Bee Hive: Worker Reproduction and Worker Policing" by A. Schotanus and T. Wenseleers.

E48. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. Punishment, policing and conflict in Dinosaur ants (pamphlet)

E47. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. A farming bee. The Beekeepers Quarterly.

E46. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. The BABE Project: Beekeeping and Apis Biodiversity in Europe. BBKA News 139 (Feb. 2003) p. 4

E45. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects: The story so far. The Beekeepers Quarterly 71: 37-39.

E44. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Palmer, K. 2002. BABE research in Hope Valley and Edale, Derbyshire, Summer 2002. Bee Improvement 12: 22-23.

E43. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Honey bee research. pamphlet.

E42. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Conflict in the bee hive: worker reproduction and worker policing. The Beekeepers Quarterly 70: 16-17.

E41. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Hart, A. G. 2002. Garbage dispoal in leafcutter ants, Atta. (pamphlet)

E40. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. The honey bee (Apis mellifera). (pamphlet)

E39. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. The black bee Apis mellifera mellifera. (pamphlet)

E38. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Beekeeping. (pamphlet)

E37. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. How bees make honey (pamphlet)

E36. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2002. Big businesses: Honey bee colonies and oil companies. The Beekeepers Quarterly 69: 22-24.

E35. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Are you being served? Supermarkets and bee hives. The Beekeepers Quarterly 67: 26-27.

E34. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. The last word: Bee lines 1. New Scientist 2301 (28 July 2001): 137.

E33. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. The last word: Bee lines 2. New Scientist 2303 (11 August 2001): 93.

E32. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Prisons in the bee hive. The Beekeepers Quarterly 66: 15-16.

E31. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Laboratory of Apiculture and social insects. The Beekeepers Quarterly 65: 9-10.

E30. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Hart, A. G. 2001. Melipona beecheii beekeeping in the Yucatan. Bee Improvement

E29. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Hart, A. G. 2001. Meliponinae bees: the other highly social bees. Bee Improvement

E28. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2001. Sociality and eusociality in insects. Bee Improvement 8: 20-21

E27. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. BABE: Beekeeping and Apis biodiversity in Europe. Bee Improvement 7: 13

E26. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. Why do researchers study the honey bee? Bee Improvement 7: 4-5

E25. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2000. How far do bees forage. Bee Improvement 6: 10-11

E24. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Pedersen, B. V. 1999. Genetic differentiation of European honey bee subspecies. Bee Improvement 5: 6-7

E23. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. The honey bee and beekeeping. pamphlet

E22. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Honey bee (Apis mellifera). pamphlet

E21. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Dinosaur ants (Dinoponera). pamphlet

E20. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Leafcutter ants (Atta). pamphlet

E19. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Naked mole rat (Heterocephalus glaber). pamphlet

E18. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Leaf-cutter and dinosaur ants. Pamphlet produced as part of Royal Society & British Association Millenium Award "Bringing bee biology and behaviour to beekeepers and the public".

E17. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. Tasmanian black bees. Bee Improvement 4: 5-6.

E16. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1998. Why breeding bees is different. Bee Improvement 2: 6-7.

E15. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Varroa: What to do. Beekeepers News

E14. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Langstroth, WBC, or National hive—the bees don't mind but you might! Beekeepers News

E13. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Do you have nasty (defensive) bees? Then do something. Beekeepers News.

E12. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1996. Beekeeping is not cruel to bees. Beekeepers News

E11. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1994. Cox Honeyland: an innovative honey business from Utah. Gleanings in Bee Culture.

E10. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1992. Conflict and cooperation in the bee hive. Proceedings of the Western Apicultural Society 25-29.

E9. Ferracane, M., Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1989. Africanized bees and good neighbors. Keeping bees in urban areas. Am. Bee J. 129: 117-121.

E8. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1989. Keep it simple. A simplified Langstroth hive.Gleanings in Bee Culture 117: 41-43.

E7. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Nowogrodzki, R. 1988. Small Scale Queen Rearing. Cornell University Cooperative Extension. Information Bulletin 209.

E6. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1988. Disease update: The spread of American foulbrood within a honey bee colony. Gleanings in Bee Culture 116:

E5. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Nolan, T.A. 1988. New York Beekeepers and their knowledge and need for information on brood diseases. Am. Bee J. 128: 761-764.

E4. Ratnieks, F. L. W.1987. Bee space. Gleanings in Bee Culture 115: 573-5, 7.

E3. Ratnieks, F. L. W.1987. Fall feeding. Gleanings in Bee Culture 115: 588-590.

E2. Ratnieks, F. L. W., Nowogrodzki, R. 1987. The hobby beekeeper and American foulbrood: How to wisely use antibiotics as a preventive. Information bulletin of the New York State Apiary Inspection Program.

E1. Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1985. What is a mite? Gleanings in Bee Culture 113: 483-484.

Media

 

Dancing for their supper: the dance language and foraging ecology

 

Book Reviews

 

Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2008. Wasp Social Evolution: But Don't Ask "Why?". Bioscience 58:662-663. (review of Hunt, J. H. 2007. The Evolution of Social Wasps. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. (259 pages)

Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. A drink from the magic well. Nature 442: 249. (review of Oldroyd, B. P., Wongsiri, S. 2006. Asian Honey Bees. Harvard University Press.)

Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2003. review of Weiss, M. 2002. The little book of bees. Copernicus, New York. Antenna (Bulletin of the Royal Entomological Society of London)

Ratnieks, F. L. W. 1999. review of: Archer, Michael E. 1998. Threatened wasps, ants and bees (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) in Watsonian Yorkshire. Page 43. Yorkshire Philosophical Society, Annual Report 1998.

Natural history and evolution of paper wasps" edited by S. Turrilazzi & M. J. West-Eberhard. Oxford University Press. (reviewed for Animal Behaviour 1996)

The wisdom of the hive" by T. D. Seeley. Harvard University Press (reviewed for BeeBiz 1996)

Others

 

Ratnieks, F. L. W. 2006. Chairman of the breakfast club. Pages 167-172. Jahrbuch 2006. Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.