These are examples of papers based on research carried out under the National Apiculture Programme. We provide the links to the published papers. If you do not have access to the journal article through your institution please contact us; we may have a pdf version which we can send you.
Brood-cell size has no influence on the population dynamics of Varroa destructor mites in the native western honey bee, Apis mellifera mellifera. by Mary F. Coffey, John Breen, Mark J.F. Brown and John B. McMullan. Apidologie 2010. Details and abstract
Managed honey bee colony losses in Canada, China, Europe, Israel and Turkey, for the winters of 2008–9 and 2009–10. by Romée van der Zee and others (including Mary F Coffey, Ireland). Journal of Apicultural Research 2012. Details and abstract
Standard survey methods for estimating colony losses and explanatory risk factors in Apis mellifera. by Romée van der Zee and others (including Mary F Coffey, Ireland). Journal of Apicultural Research 2013. Details and abstract
Pathogen prevalence in commercially reared bumble bees and evidence of spillover in conspecific populations. by Tomás E. Murray, Mary F.Coffey, Eamonn Kehoe and Finbarr G.Horgan. Biological Conservation 2013. Details and abstract
The efficacy and tolerability of Api-Bioxal® as a winter varroacide in a cool temperate climate. Mary F Coffey and John Breen. Journal of Apicultural Research 2016. Details and abstract
Quantitative proteomics reveals divergent responses in Apis mellifera worker and drone pupae to parasitization by Varroa destructor. Carla Surlis, James C. Carolan, Mary Coffey and Kevin Kavanagh. Journal of Insect Physiology. (in press December 2017) Details and abstract
Multi-country loss rates of honey bee colonies during winter 2016/2017 from the COLOSS survey. Robert Brodschneider and others (including Mary F Coffey, Ireland). Journal of Apicultural Research 2018. Details and Open Access to the full paper