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184. Peck, D.T., M.L. Smith, and T.D. Seeley (2016)  Varroa destructor mites can nimbly climb from flowers onto foraging honey bees.  PLoS ONE 11:e0167798. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0167798.
183. Chilcott, A. and T. Seeley.  2016.  Eavesdropping in the apiary:  learning where your bees are foraging by reading their dances.  American Bee Journal 156 (Dec): 1333-1337.
182. Smith, M.L., M.M. Ostwald, and T.D. Seeley.  2016.  Honey bee sociometry:  tracking honey bee colonies and their nest contents from colony founding until death.  Insectes Sociaux 63:553-563.  DOI 10.1007/s00040-016-0499-6
181. Ostwald, M.M., M.L. Smith, and T.D. Seeley.  2016.  The behavioral regulation of thirst, water collection and water storage in honey bee colonies.  Journal of Experimental Biology 219: 2156-2165   DOI:10.1242/jeb.139824
180. Loftus, C.L., M.L. Smith, and T.D. Seeley.  2016.  How honey bee colonies survive in the wild:  testing the importance of small nests and frequent swarming.  PLoS One.
179. Seeley, T.D.  2016.  Foreword to The Behaviour and Social Life of Honeybees, by C. R. Ribbands.  International Bee Research Association.
178. Mikheyev, A.S., M.M. Y. Tin, J. Arora, and T.D. Seeley  2015.  Museum samples reveal rapid evolution by wild honey bees exposed to a novel parasite.  Nature Communications 6:7991 DOI 10.1038/ncomms8991
177. Seeley, T.D. and M.L. Smith.  2015.  Crowding honeybee colonies in apiaries increases their vulnerability to the deadly ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor.  Apidologie 46:716-727.
176. Seeley, T.D. D.R. Tarpy, S.R. Griffin, A. Carcione, and D.A. Delaney. 2015.  A survivor population of wild colonies of European honeybees in the northeastern United States: investigating its genetic structure.  Apidologie 46:654-666.
175. Smith, M.L, M.M. Ostwald, and T.D. Seeley.  2015.  Adaptive tuning of an extended phenotype: honey bees seasonally shift their honey storage to optimize male production.  Animal Behaviour 103:29-33.
174. Klein, B.A. and T.D. Seeley.  2015.  The declining use of animal and behavior images in animal behavior journals.   Animal Behaviour 103:171-177.
173. Seeley, T., Chilcott, A. 2015.  Flight guidance mechanisms of honey bee swarms.  How they get where they are going.  Bee Culture (June): 29-31.>
172. Seeley, T., Chilcott, A. 2015.  The flight guidance mechanisms of honey bee swarms.  BeeCraft (April):7-9.
171. Tarpy, D.R., D.A. Delaney, and T.D. Seeley. 2015  Mating frequencies of honey bee queens (Apis mellifera L.) in a population of feral colonies in the northeastern United States.  PLoS One 10(3): e0118734.
170. Smith, M.L., M.M. Ostwald, J.C. Loftus, and T.D. Seeley. 2014.  A critical number of workers in a honeybee colony triggers investment in reproduction.  Naturwissenschaften 101:783-790.
169. Liang, Z.S., H.R. Mattila, S.L. Rodriguez-Zas, B.R. Southey, T.D. Seeley, G.E. Robinson.  2014,  Comparative brain transcriptomic analyses of scouting across distinct behavioural and ecological contexts in honeybees.   Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 281:21041868
168. Mattila, H.R. and T. D. Seeley. 2014.  Extreme polyandry improves a honey bee colony’s ability to track dynamic foraging opportunities via greater activity of inspecting bees.  Apidologie 45:347-363.
167. Montovan, K.J., N. Karst, L.E. Jones, and T.D. Seeley. 2013.  Local behavioral rules sustain the cell allocation pattern in the combs of honey bee colonies (Apis mellifera). Journal of Theoretical Biology 336:75-86.038
166. Rangel, J, H.K. Reeve, and T.D. Seeley.  2013.  Optimal colony fissioning in social insects:  testing an inclusive fitness model with honey bees.  Insectes Sociaux 60:445-452.
165. Loope, K.J., T.D. Seeley, and H.R. Mattila.  2013.  No facultative worker policing in the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.)  Naturwissenschaften 100:473-477.
164. Rangel, J. and T.D. Seeley.  2012.  Colony fissioning in honey bees:  size and significance of the swarm fraction.  Insectes Sociaux 29:453-462.
163. Seeley, T.D. 2012.  Capturing swarms with bait hives.  The Beekeepers Quarterly (March):33-35.
162. Schlegel, T, P, K. Visscher, and T.D. Seeley.  2012.  Beeping and piping:  characterization of two mechano-acoustic signals used by honey bees in swarming.  Naturwissenschaften 99:1067-1071.
161. Seeley, T.D. 2012.  Using bait hives.  Bee Culture (April): 73-75.
160. Griffin, S.R., M.L. Smith, and T.D. Seeley.  2012.   Do honeybees use the directional information in round dances to find nearby food sources?  Animal Behaviour 83:1319-1324.
159. Seeley, T.D. 2012.  Schwärme fangen ist leicht.  Deutsches Bienen-Journal (April):12-13.
158. Liang, Z.S., T. Nguyen, H.R. Mattila, S.L. Rodriguez-Zas, T.D. Seeley, and G.E. Robinson.  2012.   Molecular determinants of scouting behavior in honey bees. Science 335:1225-1228.
157. Seeley, T.D., P.K. Visscher, T. Schlegel, P.M. Hogan, N.R. Franks, and J.A.R. Marshall. 2012. Stop signals provide cross inhibition in collective decision-making by honey bee swarms.  Science 335:108-111.
156. Wray, M.K., B.A. Klein, and T.D. Seeley. 2012.  Honey bees use social information in waggle dances more fully when foraging errors are more costly.  Behavioral Ecology 23:125-131.
155. Seeley, T.D.  2012.  Progress in understanding how the waggle dance improves the foraging efficiency of honey bee colonies. In Eisenhardt D, Galizia G, Giurfa M (ed) Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior: A Tribute to Randolf Menzel. Springer, Berlin.
154. Wray, M.K. and T.D. Seeley.  2011.  Consistent personality differences in house-hunting behavior but not decision speed in swarms of honey bees (Apis mellifera).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:2061-2070.
153. Strassman, J.E., R.E. Page, Jr., G.E. Robinson, and T.D. Seeley. 2011.  Kin selection and eusociality.  Nature 471:E5-6.
152. Seeley, T.D. and S.R. Griffin. 2011. Small-cell comb does not control Varroa mites in in colonies of honey bees of European origin.  Apidologie 42:526-532.
151. Klein, B.A. and T.D. Seeley. 2011.  Work or sleep?  Honeybee foragers opportunistically nap during the day when forage is not available.   Animal Behaviour 82:77-83
150. Seeley, T.D. 2011.  House hunting honey bees.  Northern Woodlands (Summer): 28-31.
149. Seeley, T.D. 2011.  House hunting by honey bees.  Bee Craft (May): 9-13.
148. Seeley, T.D.  2011.  Die Weisheit des Schwarms.  Deutsches Bienen-Journal (May):
147. Wray, M,K. and T.D. Seeley. 2011. Collective personalities in honeybee colonies are linked to colony fitness.  Animal Behaviour 81:559-568.
146. Mattila, H.R. and T.D. Seeley. 2011. Does a polyandrous honeybee queen improve through patriline diversity the activity of her colony’s scouting foragers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65:799-811.
145. Girard, M.B., H.R. Mattila, and T.D. Seeley. 2011. Recruitment-dance signals draw larger audiences when honey bee colonies have multiple patrilines. Insectes Sociaux 58:77-86.
144. Klein, B.A., A. Klein, M.K. Wray, U.G. Mueller, and T.D. Seeley. 2010. Sleep deprivation impairs precision of waggle dance signaling in honey bees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 107:22705-22709.
143. Seeley, T.D. 2010. Good vibrations: honeybees in winter. Edible Finger Lakes, Winter: 20-22.
142. Seeley, T.D. 2010. Honeybee Democracy. Princeton University Press.
141. Rangel, J., S.R. Griffin, and T.D. Seeley. 2010. Nest-site defense by competing honey bee swarms during house hunting. Ethology 116:608-618.
140. Rangel, J., S.R. Griffin, and T.D. Seeley. 2010. An oligarchy of nest-site scouts triggers a honeybee swarm’s departure from the hive. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66: 979-987.
139. Mattila, H.R. and T.D. Seeley. 2010. Promiscuous honeybee queens generate colonies with a critical minority of waggle-dancing foragers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 64:875-889.
138. Seeley, T.D. 2009. Building smart groups.  Santa Fe Institute Bulletin 24:10-12.
137. Seeley, T.D. 2009.  Wilde Bienen, zahme Milben.  Deutsches Bienen-Journal September:406-408.
136. Seeley, T.D. and P.W. Sherman. 2009.  “Animal behaviour” in Encyclopaedia Britannica.  Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. 29 July 2009.  26 pages.
135. Rangel, J., H.R. Mattila, and T.D. Seeley.  2009.  No intracolonial nepotism during colony fissioning in honeybees.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 276:3895-3900.
134. Seeley, T.D.  2009.  Collecting water.  Bee Culture 137(April):24-26.
133. Seeley, T.D.  2009. Zucker macht durstig.  Deutsches Bienen-Journal April:16-18.
132. List, C., C. Elsholtz, and T.D. Seeley.  2009.  Independence and interdependence in collective decision making:  an agent-based model of nest-site choice by honeybee swarms.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B 364:755-762.
131. Seeley, T.D.  2008.  Martin Lindauer:  prime mover in behavioural physiology and sociobiology.  Nature 456:718.
130. Rangel, J. and T.D. Seeley.  2008. The signals initiating the mass exodus of a honey bee swarm from its nest.  Animal Behaviour 76:1943-1952.
129. Seeley, T.D. and P.K. Visscher.  2008.  Sensory coding of nest-site value in honeybee swarms.  Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 3691-3697.
128. Schultz, K., K.M. Passino, and T.D. Seeley. 2008. The mechanism of flight guidance in honeybee swarms:  subtle guides or streaker bees?  Journal of Experimental Biology.  211:3287-3295.
127. Klein, B.A., K.M. Olzsowy, A. Klein, K.M. Saunders, and T.D. Seeley. 2008. Caste-dependent sleep of worker honey bees. The Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 3028-3040.
126. Wray, M.K., B.A. Klein, H.R. Mattila, and T.D. Seeley. 2008. Honeybees do not reject dances for ‘implausible’ locations—reconsidering the evidence for cognitive maps in insects. Animal Behaviour 76: 261-269.
125. Gardner, K.E., T.D. Seeley, and N.W. Calderone. 2008. Do honeybees have two discrete dances to advertise food sources? Animal Behaviour 75: 1291-1300.
124. Seeley, T.D. 2008. The honey bees of the Arnot Forest. Bee Culture 136 (March): 23-25.
123. Mattila, H.R., K.M. Burke, and T.D. Seeley. 2008. Genetic diversity within honeybee colonies increases signal production by waggle-dancing foragers. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275, 809-816.
122. Rittschof, C.C. and T.D. Seeley. 2008.  The buzz-run:  how honey bees signal "Time to go!”  Animal Behaviour 75: 189-197.
121. Passino, K.M., T.D. Seeley, and P.K. Visscher. 2008.  Swarm cognition in honey bees.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62:401-414.
120. Mattila, H.R. and T.D. Seeley.  2007. Genetic diversity in honey bee colonies enhances productivity and fitness.  Science 317: 362-364.
119. Seeley, T.D.  2007.  The beehive as a honey factory. Bee Craft 89:15-17.
118. Gardner, K.E., T.D. Seeley, and N.W. Calderone.  2007.  Hypotheses on the adaptiveness or non-adaptiveness of the directional imprecision in the honey bee’s waggle dance (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Apis mellifera).  Entomologica Generalis 29:285-298.
117. Visscher, P.K. and T.D. Seeley.  2007.  Coordinating a group departure:  who produces the piping signals on honeybee swarms?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 61:1615-1621.
116. Seeley, T.D.  2007.  Honey bees of the Arnot Forest:  a population of feral colonies persisting with Varroa destructor in the northeastern United States. Apidologie 38:19-29.
115. Seeley, T.D. and D.R. Tarpy.  2007.  Queen promiscuity lowers disease within honeybee colonies.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274:67-72.
114. Seeley, T.D.  2006.  Plastic comb foundation can hinder comb building and honey production.  American Bee Journal 146:955-957.
113. Nakamura, J. and T.D. Seeley.  2006.  The functional organization of resin work in honey bee colonies.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 60:339-349.
112. Seeley, T.D., P.K. Visscher, and K.M. Passino.  2006.  Group decision making in honey bee swarms.  American Scientist 94:220-229.
111. Tarpy, D.R. and T.D. Seeley. 2006.  Lower disease infections in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies headed by polyandrous versus monandrous queens. Naturwissenschaften 93:195-199.
110. Seeley, T.D.  2006.  Foreword to Asian Honey Bees, by B.P. Oldroyd and S. Wonsiri.  Harvard University Press
109. Passino, K. and T.D. Seeley. 2006.  Modeling and analysis of nest-site selection by honey bee swarms: the speed and accuracy trade-off.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 59:427-442.
108. Beekman, M., R.L. Fathke, and T.D. Seeley.  2006.  How does an informed minority of scouts guide a honey bee swarm as it flies to its new home?  Animal Behaviour 71:161-171.
107. Seeley, T.D.  2005.  Plastic foundation:  Does it mess up the message?  Bee Culture 133 (December):27-28.
106. Biesmeijer, J.C. and T.D. Seeley.  2005.  The use of waggle dance information by honey bees throughout their foraging careers.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  59:133-142.
105. Seeley, T.D., A.M. Reich, and J. Tautz.  2005.  Does plastic comb foundation hinder waggle dance communication?  Apidologie 36:513-521./td>
104. Pastor, K.A. and T.D. Seeley.  2005.  The brief piping signal of the honey bee: begging call or stop signal?  Ethology 111:775-784.
103. Cully, S.M. and T.D.Seeley.  2004.  Self-assemblage formation in a social insect: the protective curtain of a honey bee swarm.  Insectes Sociaux  51:317-324.
102. Seeley, T.D. and P.K. Visscher.  2004.  Quorum sensing during nest-site selection by honeybee swarms.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56:594-601.
101. Seeley, T.D. 2004.  Forest bees and Varroa mites.  Bee Culture 132 (July):22-23
100. Tarpy, D.R., D.C. Gilley, and T.D. Seeley.  2004.  Levels of selection in a social insect:  a review of conflict and cooperation during honey bee (Apis mellifera) queen replacement.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55:513-523.
99. Seeley, T.D. and P.K. Visscher.  2004.  Group decision making in nest-site selection by honey bees.  Apidologie.  35:1-16.
98. Land, B.B. and T.D. Seeley.  2004.  The grooming invitation dance of the honey bee.  Ethology.  110:1-10.
97. Huang, M.H. and T.D. Seeley. 2003.  Multiple unloadings by nectar foragers in honey bees:  a matter of information improvement or crop fullness?  Insectes Sociaux 50:330-339.
96. Seeley, T.D.  2003.  What studies of communication have revealed about the minds of worker honey bees.  In:  Genes, Behavior, and Evolution in Social Insects, ed. T. Kikuchi, N. Azuma, and S. Higashi.  Pages 21-33. Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo.
95. Seeley, T.D. and P.K. Visscher.  2003.  Choosing a home:  how the scouts in a honey bee swarm perceive the completion of their group decision making. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  54:511-520.
94. Seeley, T.D.  2003.  Beauty and the bees. [Review of Form and Function in the Honey Bee, by Lesley Goodman, International Bee Research Association, 2003.] Nature 424:372-373.
93. Seeley, T.D., Kleinhenz, M., Bujok, B., Tautz, J.  2003.  Thorough warm-up before take-off in honey bee swarms.  Naturwissenschaften 90:256-260.
92. Seeley, T.D. and A.S. Mikheyev.  2003.  Reproductive decisions by honey bee colonies:  tuning investment in male production in relation to success in energy acquisition.  Insectes Sociaux 50:134-138.
91. Seeley, T.D.  2003.  Consensus building during nest-site selection in honey bee swarms:  the expiration of dissent.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 53:417-424.
90. Seeley, T.D.  2003.  Bees in the forest, still.  Bee Culture 131 (January):24-27.
89. Seeley, T.D.  2002.  Honeybees.  In:  Encyclopedia of Evolution, ed. M. Pagel. Pages 501-502.  Oxford University Press, New York.
88. Seeley, T.D., S. Kühnholz, and R.H. Seeley. 2002.  An early chapter in behavioral physiology and sociobiology:  the science of Martin Lindauer.  Journal of  Comparative Physiology A: 188:439-453.
87. Seeley, T.D.  2002.  When is self-organization used in biological systems? Biological Bulletin 202:314-318.
86. Rotjan, R.D., N.W. Calderone, and T.D. Seeley.  2002.  How a honey bee colony  mustered additional labor for the task of pollen foraging.  Apidologie 33:367-373.
85. Seeley, T.D.  2002.  Drone comb:  good for bees, but good for beekeepers?  Bee Culture 130(May): 23-25.
84. Britton, N.F., S.C. Pratt, N.R. Franks, and T.D. Seeley.  2002.  Deciding on a new home:  how do honey-bees agree?  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 269:1383-1388.
83. Seeley, T.D.  2002.  The effect of drone comb on a honey bee colony’s production of honey.  Apidologie 33:75-86.
82. Seeley, T.D. and J. Tautz.  2001. Worker piping in honey bee swarms and its role in preparing for liftoff.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A 187:667-676.
81. Seeley, T.D.  2001.  Nectar source selection by honey bees.  In:  Self-organization in biological systems, ed.S. Camazine, J.L.-Deneubourg, and N. Franks.  Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ.  Pages 188-215.
80. Seeley, T.D.  2001.  A feeling, and a fondness, for the bees.  In:  Model systems in behavioral ecology, ed. L.A. Dugatkin. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. Pages 27-40.
79. Seeley, T.D., and S.C. Buhrman.  2001.  Nest-site selection in honey bees:  how well do swarms implement the “best-of-N” decision rule?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 49:416-427.
78. Seeley, T.D.  2001.  Decision making in superorganisms:  how collective wisdom arises from the poorly informed masses.  In:  Bounded rationality:  the adaptive toolbox, ed.  G. Gigerenzer and R. Selten. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. Pages 249-261.
77. Thom, C., T.D. Seeley, and J. Tautz.  2000.  Dynamics of labor devoted to nectar foraging in a honey bee colony:  number of foragers versus individual foraging activity.  Apidologie.  31:737-738.
76. Seeley, T.D., A.S. Mikheyev, and G.J. Pagano.  2000.  Dancing bees tune both duration and rate of waggle-run production in relation to nectar-source profitability.  Journal of Comparative Physiology A 186:813-819.
75. Seeley, T.D.  2000.  A tale of two dances.  Honeybee Science 21:49-54.
74. Starks, P.T., C.A. Blackie , and T.D. Seeley.  2000.  Fever in honey bee colonies. Naturwissenschaften.  87:229-231.
73. Seeley, T.D.  2000.  Ants at Work:  An engaging vacation from scientific reality. [Review of Ants at Work, by Deborah M. Gordon, The Free Press, 1999.] American Scientist 88:173-174.
72. Weidenmüller, A., and T.D. Seeley.  1999.  Imprecision in the waggle dances of  honey bees for nearby food sources:  error or adaptation?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 46:190-199.
71. Seeley, T.D.  1999.  Born to dance:  choreography in a beehive.  Natural History 108 (June):54-57.
70. Seeley, T.D. and S.C. Buhrman.  1999.  Group decision making in swarms of honey bees.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 45:19-31.
69. Seeley, T.D.  1998.  A tale of two bee dances.  Bee Culture 126 (March):21-23.
68. Seeley, T.D.  1998.  Making a buzz.  [Review of Honeybees of Africa, by H.R. Hepburn and S.E. Radloff, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1998.]  Nature 396:40.
67. Sherman, P.W., T.D. Seeley, and H.K. Reeve.  1998.  Parasites, pathogens, and polyandry in honey bees.  The American Naturalist 151:392-396.
66. Seeley, T.D.  1998.  Thoughts on information and integration in honey bee colonies.  Apidologie 29:67-80.
65. Seeley, T.D., A. Weidenmüller, and S. Kühnholz.  1998.  The shaking signal of the honey bee informs workers to prepare for greater activity.  Ethology 104:10-26.
64. Kühnholz, S. and T.D. Seeley.  1998.  The control of water collection in honey bee colonies.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 41:407-422.
63. Seeley, T.D.  1997.  Honey bee colonies are group-level adaptive units.  The American Naturalist 150(supplement):22-41.
62. Seeley, T.D.  1997.  Honigbienen:  Im Mikrokosmos des Bienenstocks.  Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel.  368 pp.  (German edition of The Wisdom of the Hive).
61. Pratt, S. C., S. Kühnholz, T.D. Seeley,  and A. Weidenmüller.  1996.  Worker piping associated with foraging in undisturbed queenright colonies of honey bees.  Apidologie 27:13-20.
60. Seeley, T.D., S. Kühnholz, and A. Weidenmüller.  1996.  The honey bee's tremble dance stimulates additional bees to function as nectar receivers.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 39: 419-427.
59. Seeley, T.D.  1995.  The Wisdom of the Hive.  Harvard University Press.  302 pp.
58. Dyer, F.C and T.D. Seeley. 1994.  Colony migration in the tropical honey bee Apis dorsata F. (Hymenoptera: Apidae).  Insectes Sociaux 41:129-140.
57. Seeley, T.D. and C.A. Tovey.  1994.  Why search time to find a food-storer bee accurately indicates the relative rates of nectar collecting and nectar processing in honey bee colonie Animal Behaviour 47:311-316.
56. Seeley, T.D. 1994.  Honey bee foragers as sensory units of their colonies.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 34:51-62.
55. Seeley, T.D.  1993.  Foreword to The Dance Language and Orientation of Bees, by K. von Frisch. 
Harvard University Press.
54a. Seeley, T.D.  1992. Spreading the truth.  [Review of Killer Bees:  The Africanized Honey Bee in the Americas, by Mark L. Winston, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1992]. Nature
54. Seeley, T.D.  1992.  The tremble dance of the honey bee:  message and meanings. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 31:375-383.
53. Bartholdi, J.J., T.D. Seeley, C.A. Tovey, and J.H. Vande Vate.  1992.  The pattern and effectiveness of forager allocation among flower patches in honey bee colonies.  Journal of Theoretical Biology 160:23-40.
52. Seeley, T.D. and W.F. Towne.  1992.  Tactics of dance choice in honey bees:  do foragers compare dances?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 30: 59-69.
51. Dyer, F.C. and T.D. Seeley.  1991.  Distance dialects and foraging range in three Asian honey bee species.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  28:227-234.
50. Seeley, T.D. and S.A. Kolmes.  1991.  Age polyethism for hive duties in honey bees -- illusion or reality?  Ethology  87:284-297.
49a. Seeley, T.D.  1991.  Bee warned.  [Review of Anatomy of a Controversy:  The Question of a "Language" Among Bees, by Adrian M. Wenner and Patrick H. Wells, Columbia University Press, New York, 1990.]  Nature 349:11
49. Seeley, T.D., S. Camazine, and J. Sneyd.  1991.  Collective decision-making in honey bees:  how colonies choose among nectar sources.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 28:277-290.
48. Dyer, F.C. and T.D. Seeley.  1991.  Nesting behavior and the evolution of worker tempo in four honey bee species.  Ecology  72:156-170.
47. Seeley, T.D.  1989.  The honey bee colony as a superorganism.  American Scientist 77:546-553.
46. Visscher, P.K. and T.D. Seeley.  1989.  Bee-lining as a research technique in ecological studies of honey bees.  American Bee Journal 129(August):536-539.
45. Dyer, F.C. and T.D. Seeley.  1989.  On the evolution of the dance language.  The American Naturalist 133:580-590.
44. Seeley, T.D. 1989.  Social foraging in honey bees: how nectar foragers assess their colony's nutritional status.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  24:181-199.
43. Dyer, F.C. and T.D. Seeley.  1989.  Orientation and foraging in honeybees.  In:  Insect flight, ed. G. Goldsworthy and C. Wheeler.  Pages 204-230.  CRC Uniscience, New York.
42a. Seeley, T.D.  1988.  Honeybee society:  a window on biological organization.  Arts and Sciences Newsletter, Cornell University 9(Spring):5.
42. Seeley, T.D. and P.K. Visscher.  1988.  Assessing the benefits of cooperation in honey bee foraging:
search costs, forage quality, and competitive ability.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 
41. Sherman, P.W., T.D. Seeley, and H.K. Reeve.  1988.  Parasites, pathogens, and polyandry in social Hymenoptera. The American Naturalist  131:602-610.
40. Seeley, T.D. 1987.  The effectiveness of information collection about food sources by honeybee colonies. Animal Behavior 35:1572-1575.
39. Seeley, T.D. and R.A. Levien. 1987.  A colony of mind: the beehive as thinking machine.  The Sciences 27:38-43.
38. Seeley, T.D. and R.A. Levien.  1987.  Social foraging by honeybees: how a colony tracks rich sources of nectar.  In: Neurobiology and Behavior of the Honeybee, ed. R. Menzel and A. Mercer.  Pages 38-53.  Springer Verlag, Heidel
37. Dyer, F.C. and T.D. Seeley.  1987.  Interspecific comparisons of endothermy in honey bees (Apis):  deviations from the expected size-related patterns.  Journal of Experimental Biology 127:1-26.
36. Seeley, T.D.  1986.  Social foraging by honeybees: how colonies allocate foragers among patches of flowers.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  19:343-354.
35. Seeley, T.D.  1986.  Division of labour among worker honeybees.  Ethology 71:249-251.
34. Evers, C.A. and T.D. Seeley.  1986.  Kin discrimination and aggression in honeybee colonies with laying workers.  Animal Behavior 34: 942-944.
33. Visscher, P.K., R.A. Morse, and T.D. Seeley.  1985.  Honey bees choosing a home prefer previously occupied cavities.  Insectes Sociaux 32:217-220.
32. Seeley, T.D.  1985.  [Review of Defensive Mechanisms in Social Insects, ed. by Henry R. Hermann, Praeger Publishers, New York, 1984.]  American Scientist.
31. Seeley, T.D., J. Nowicke, M. Meselson, J. Guillemin, and P. Akratanakul.  1985. Yellow rain.  Scientific American 253 (Sept):128-137.
30. Seeley, T.D.  1985.  Honeybee ecology.  Princeton University Press.  201 pp. (also translated and published in Japanese).
29. Seeley, T.D. and P.K. Visscher.  1985.  Survival of honey bees in cold climates: the critical timing of colony growth and reproduction.  Ecological Entomology 10:81-88.
28. Seeley, T.D. 1985.  The information-center strategy of honeybee foraging.  Fortschritte der Zoologie 31:75-90.
27. Ashton, P.S., M. Meselson, J.P.P. Robinson, and T.D. Seeley.  1983.  Origin of yellow rain.  Science 222:366-368.
26. Seeley, T.D.  1983.  Bee tree:  natural home of the honey bee.  Text for slide set no. 101 of Beekeeping Education Service, Cheshire, Connecticut.
25. Baird, D.H. and T.D. Seeley.  1983.  An equilibrium theory of queen production in honeybee colonies preparing to swarm.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  13:221-228.
24. Seeley, T.D.  1983.  [Review of Social Insects, Vol. 1-4, ed. by Henry R. Hermann, Academic Press, New York, 1982.]  American Scientist.
23. Seeley, T.D. 1983. Division of labor between scouts and recruits in honeybee foraging.  Behavioral  Ecology and Sociobiology  12:253-259.
22. Seeley, T.D. 1983. Ecology of temperate and tropical honeybee societies.  American Scientist  71:264-272.
21. Seeley, T.D. 1982.  Adaptive significance of the age polyethism schedule in honeybee colonies.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  11:287-293.
20. Visscher, P.K. and T.D. Seeley. 1982.  Foraging strategy of honeybee colonies in a temperate deciduous forest.  Ecology 63:1790-1801.
19. Seeley, T.D.  1982.  Colony defense strategies of honeybees in Thailand.  In:  The biology of social insects, ed. M.D. Breed, C.D. Michener, and H.E. Evans.  Pages 285-287.
18. Seeley, T.D. 1982. How honeybees find a home.  Scientific American  247 (Oct):158-168.
17. Seeley, T.D. and R.A. Morse.  1982.  Bait hives for honey bees.  Cornell Cooperative Extension Publication, Information Bulletin No. 187. 6 pp.
16. Seeley, T.D., R.H. Seeley, and P. Akratanakul. 1982.  Colony defense strategies of the honeybees in Thailand.  Ecological Monographs  52:43-63.
15. Seeley, T.D. and R.H. Seeley.  1981.  A nest of the social wasp, Vespa affinis, in Thailand (Hymenoptera:  Vespidae).  Psyche  87:299-304.
14. Juska, A., T.D. Seeley, and H.H.W. Velthuis.  1981.  How honeybee queen attendants become ordinary workers.  Journal of Insect Physiology  27: 515-519.
13. Seeley, T.D. and R.D. Fell.  1981.  Queen substance production in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies preparing to swarm (Hymenoptera:  Apidae).  Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society  54:192-196.
12. Seeley, T.D. and B. Heinrich.  1981.  Regulation of temperature in the nests of social insects.  In: Insect Thermoregulation, ed. B. Heinrich.  Pages 160-234.  Wiley Press, New York.
11. Seeley, T.D., R.A. Morse, and P.K. Visscher.  1979. The natural history of the flight of honey bee swarms.  Psyche 86:103-113.
10. Seeley, T.D. 1979. Queen substance dispersal by messenger workers in honey bee colonies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 5:391-415.
9. Morse, R.A. and T.D. Seeley.  1979.  New observations on bait hives.  Gleanings in Bee Culture 107 (June): 310-311, 327.
8. Seeley, T.D. and R.A. Morse. 1978. Nest site selection by the honey bee.  Insectes Sociaux 25:323-337.
7. Seeley, T.D. and R.A. Morse. 1978. Dispersal behavior of honey bee swarms.  Psyche 84:199-209.
6. Morse, R.A. and T.D. Seeley.  1978.  Bait hives.  Gleanings in Bee Culture 106(May):218-220, 242.
5. Seeley, T.D. 1978.  Life history strategy of the honey bee, Apis mellifera.  Oecologia 32:109-118.
4. Fell, R.D., J.T. Ambrose,  D.M. Burgett, D. DeJong, R.A. Morse, and T.D. Seeley. 1977. Seasonal cycle of swarming in honey bees (Apis mellifera L.).  Journal of Apicultural Research 16:170-173.
3. Seeley, T.D. 1977.  Measurement of nest cavity volume by the honey bee (Apis mellifera).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology  2:201-227.
2. Seeley, T.D. and R.A Morse. 1976.  The nest of the honey bee (Apis mellifera).  Insectes Sociaux 23:495-512


Seeley, T.D. 1974.  Atmospheric carbon dioxide regulation in honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies.  Journal of Insect Physiology 20:2301-2305.




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