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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bonoan RE, Starks PT. OnlineWestern honey bee (Apis mellifera). Starr CK, editor. Encyclopedia of Social Insects

Bonoan RE, Iglesias Feliciano PM, Chang J, Starks PT. OnlineSocial benefits require a community: the influence of colony size on behavioral immunity in honey bees. Apidologie

Bonoan RE, Gonzalez J, Starks PT. 2020. The perils of forcing a generalist to be a specialist: lack of dietary essential amino acids impacts honey bee pollen foraging and colony growth. Journal of Apicultural Research.  

Wilson-Rich N, Bonoan RE, Taylor E, Lwanga L, Starks PT. 2019. An improved method for testing invertebrate encapsulation response as shown in the honey bee. Insectes Sociaux.

Bonoan RE, O'Connor LD, Starks PT. 2018. Seasonality of honey bee (Apis mellifera) micronutrient supplementation and environmental limitation. Journal of Insect Physiology.

Bonoan RE, Tai TM, Tagle Rodriguez M, Feller L, Daddario SR, Czaja R, O'Connor LD, Burruss G, Starks PT. 2017. Seasonality of salt foraging in honey bees (Apis mellifera). Ecological Entomology

Bonoan RE, Starks PT. 2016. Observation Hive Marking Apparatus (OHMA): an inexpensive method for mass-marking honey bees in observation hives. Bee World.

Dorian NN, Bonoan RE. 2016. Salt foraging of stingless bees at La Selva Biological Station, Costa Rica. Bee World

Bonoan RE, Al-Wathiqui N, Lewis S. 2015. Linking larval nutrition to adult reproductive traits in the European corn borer, Ostrinia NubilalisPhysiological Entomology.

Bonoan RE, Goldman RR, Wong PY, Starks PT. 2014. Vasculature of the hive: heat dissipation in the honey bee (Apis mellifera) hive. Naturwissenschaften.


Bonoan R, Clodius F, Dawson A, Caetano S, Yeung E, Paz-y-Miño GC. 2013. Dominance Hierarchy Formation and Potential Applications in Laboratory Research Using a Model Organism, the Zebra Finch (Taeniopygia guttata)BIOS.

Popular Science Publications

Bonoan RE, Starks PT. 2020. Honey bees can’t practice social distancing, so they stay healthy in close quarters by working together. The Conversation.

Bonoan RE. 2020 (Mar/Apr). Watch Me Work. S'more Magazine


Dorian N, Bonoan RE. 2020 (Apr). Meat loving "vulture bees" collect minerals from carrion. 2 Million Blossoms.

Bonoan, RE. 2020 (Jan). Distracted by bees. 2 Million Blossoms.

Bonoan, RE. 2018 (Jun). Honey bees seek potassium and calcium as they prepare to overwinter. American Bee Journal.

Bonoan, RE. 2016 (Mar). Why do honey bees like dirty water? American Bee Journal.

Bonoan, RE. 2016 (Dec). Decisive dancing in honey bees. Georgia Beekeepers Association

Newsletter: Spilling the Honey

Bonoan R. 2016. Pollinator decline and self-medication. Bee Culture.

Bonoan RE. 2015 (Nov). Why do honey bees like dirty water? American Beekeeping

Federation E-Buzz.


Weird bee behaviors. Beekeeping Today.

The bats and the bees: stories about adventures with winged wildlife. The Story Collider

Gettin' buzzed with honey bees. PhDrinking with Sadie Witkowski. 

Honey bee nutrition, immunology, and behavior. Eating Wisely with Dr. Lelan Stillman.


Silver, M. 2018. Bees adjust to seasons with nutrients in flowers and ‘dirty water’. Tufts Now

Evans, J. 2017. Minerals and the bees' needs. Bee Culture.

Rajewski G. 2017. The bee nutritionist. Tufts Now

Sifferlin A, Worland J. 2017. Why scientists are joining the March for Science. TIME.

Becker, Rachel. 2017. Meet some #actuallivingscientists on Twitter. The Verge

Langley L. 2017. Bumblebee buzz literally makes flowers explode with pollen. National Geographic.

Catch the Buzz. 2017. Providing an additional source of minerals might be just the thing for honey bees. Bee Culture. 

Knight KR. 2017. Despite few taste genes, honey bees seek out essential nutrients based on seasonal resources. Tufts Now.

​Kaplan M. 2014. Yolanda bee coolThe Economist.

McNeil T. 2014. Keeping bees healthyTufts Now.

Reid A. 2014. How honey bees stay cool. Tufts Now.

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