Professor Benjamin Oldroyd

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 7501
Fax +61 2 9351 4487

Website Room 239b - A12 Macleay
Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects Laboratory

Biographical details

I joined the University of Sydney in 1995, and teach genetics in all years. Prior to joining Sydney, I worked at LaTrobe University (1992-1995), the USDA bee lab in Baton Rouge (1989-1992), and the Victorian Department of Agriculture (1985-1989).

Research interests

I am primarily interested in behavioural genetics and the evolution of social behaviour. Almost all of my research has been on honey bees, including the South African Cape bee, Asian honeybees (check out my book) and Australian native stingless bees Tetragonula and Austroplebia.

I started out as a quantitative geneticist, working on practical problems of bee breeding. I then got involved with the population genetics of Africanized bees in central America.

For the last 20 years have been working on the mechanisms by which social cohesion is maintained in bee colonies. In particular, I have bred a unique strain of bees in which workers lay eggs with high frequency. These 'anarchistic' bees provide a superb resource for investigating the mechanisms by which worker sterility is maintained in normal colonies. By comparing the behaviour and genetics of normal and anarchistic bees, we try to uncover the fundamental properties of social insects. Our ultimate goal is to isolate and characterise the genes that control worker sterility in social insects. For more information see the Research and Publication pages.

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2015

  • Asexual reproduction and social parasitism in honey bee invaders; Oldroyd B, Gloag R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Parental imprinting and epigenetic inheritance in honey bees; Oldroyd B, Ashe A; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Thelytokous parthenogenesis in Apis cerana; Oldroyd B; DVC Research/Bridging Support Grant.

2012

  • A pheromone trap to catch queen bees; Oldroyd B; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.
  • A test of Africanization in imported semen; Oldroyd B; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.
  • Inter-specific matings between A. cerana and A. mellifera; Oldroyd B; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.
  • Genes in conflict in the social insects; Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2011

  • Sydney basin Multi-purpose Spectral Analysis Facility for evolutionary and ecological studies.; Ballard J, McArthur C, Simpson S, Oldroyd B, Beekman M, Sword G; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).

2010

  • Preparing for Varroa: How susceptible are Australian honey bee stocks?; Oldroyd B; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research Priorities Program.

2009

  • Choosing when to be sexual: clonal and sexual reproduction in a population of honey bees; Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Understanding social cancers: Intra-specific parasitism by honeybee workers; Beekman M, Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Molecular analysis of mating time in honey bee; Oldroyd B; University of Sydney/Bridging Support.

2006

  • Solving Darwins dilemma: Molecular analysis of worker sterility in social insects; Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Kick-starting joint honey-bee research between the University of Sydney and the University of Bangalore; Oldroyd B, Lo N; Dept Foreign Affairs & Trade (Australia-India Council)/Australia India Council Grant Program.
  • Marker assisted selection of honey bees; Oldroyd B, Ware S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Projects (LP).

2005

  • Speciation in the giant Asian honey bee Megapis; Oldroyd B; University of Sydney/Research & Development.

2004

  • Sociogenomics of honeybees. From genes to society; Oldroyd B, Crozier R, Corzier R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • Development of two genetic markers for hygienic behaviour of honybees US123a; Oldroyd B; Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)/Research Grant.
  • "Development of two genetic markers for hygienic behaviour of honeybees" - RIRDC US123 - Gladys Ho; Oldroyd B, Kuchieva L.
  • The genetics of social regulation of reproduction in honey bees; Oldroyd B, Ratnieks F, Meleszka R; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • Decision-making in social insects and nature-inspired algorithms; Beekman M, Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage International: ARC International Fellowships (ARCIF).

2002

  • Breeding hygienic, disease-resistant bees; Oldroyd B; Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation/Research and Development Projects.

2001

  • Does genetic diversity promote self organisation and task specialisation in social insects?; Oldroyd B, Myerscough M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

2000

  • Asymmetrical hybridisation of Africanized and European honey bees in the neo-tropics; Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Reproductive conflicts in Australian stingless bees and a test of the worker policing hypothesis; Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Anarchistic behaviour and the evolution of worker sterility in honey bees; Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • Genetic architecture of the Australian stingless bee Trigona carbonaria species complex; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage International: ARC International Fellowships (ARCIF).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Oldroyd, B., Wongsiri, S. (2006). Asian Honey Bees. United States: Harvard University Press.

Book Chapters

  • Lo, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Caste in Social Insects: Genetic Influences Over Caste Determination. In Breed, M. and Moore, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 254-260). New York: Academic Press.
  • Oldroyd, B., Thompson, G. (2007). Behavioural genetics of the honey bee Apis mellifera. In Stephen Simpson (Eds.), ADVANCES IN INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, 33, (pp. 1-49). London, Amsterdam: Academic Press.
  • Jones, J., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Nest thermoregulation in social insects. In Stephen Simpson (Eds.), ADVANCES IN INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, 33, (pp. 153-191). London, Amsterdam: Academic Press.

Journals

  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2015). Genetic reincarnation of workers as queens in the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Heredity, 114, 65-68. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Roth, K., Remnant, E., Drewell, R., Beekman, M. (2014). A parent-of-origin effect on honeybee worker ovary size. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1775), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Roth, K., Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Goudie, F., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Cheating workers with large activated ovaries avoid risky foraging. Behavioral Ecology, 25(3), 668-674. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Schaerf, T., Rattanawannee, A., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Consensus building in giant Asian honeybee, Apis dorsata, swarms on the move. Animal Behaviour, 93(July), 191-199. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Effect of queen excluders on ovary activation in workers of the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 61(2), 191-196. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., Fransisco, F., Ho, S., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Genetic architecture of the Tetragonula carbonaria species complex of Australian stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113, 149-161.
  • Francicso, F., Santiago, L., Brito, R., Oldroyd, B., Arias, M. (2014). Hybridization and asymmetric introgression between Tetragonisca angustula and Tetragonisca fiebrigi. Apidologie, 45(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Latty, T., Hu, Z., Wang, Z., Yang, S., Chen, W., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Preferences and tradeoffs in nectar temperature and nectar concentration in the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(1), 13-20. [More Information]
  • Arundel, J., Oxley, P., Faiz, A., Crawford, J., Winter, S., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Remarkable uniformity in the densities of feral honey bee Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies in South Eastern Australia. Austral Entomology, 53(3), 328-336. [More Information]
  • Remnant, E., Koetz, A., Tan, K., Hinson, E., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Reproductive interference between honeybee species in artificial sympatry. Molecular Ecology, 23(5), 1096-1107. [More Information]
  • Goudie, F., Allsopp, M., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Selection on overdominant genes maintains heterozygosity along multiple chromosomes in a clonal lineage of honey bee. Evolution, 68(1), 125-136. [More Information]
  • Drewell, R., Bushby, E., Remnant, E., Wong, G., Beeler, S., Stringham, J., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2014). The dynamic DNA methylation cycle from egg to sperm in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Developmental Biology, 141(2014), 2702-2711. [More Information]
  • Beeler, S., Wong, G., Zheng,, J., Bushby, E., Remnant, E., Oldroyd, B., Drewell, R. (2014). Whole-Genome DNA Methylation Profile of the Jewel Wasp (Nasonia vitripennis). G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4(3), 383-388. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Why acquiesce? Worker reproductive parasitism in the Eastern honeybee (Apis cerana). Evolutionary biology, 27(5), 939-949. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Oldroyd, B., Duncan, M., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M. (2013). Cheaters sometimes prosper: targeted worker reproduction in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies during swarming. Molecular Ecology, 22(16), 4298-4306. [More Information]
  • Rattanawannee, A., Chanchao, C., Lim, J., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2013). Genetic structure of a giant honey bee (Apis dorsata) population in northern Thailand: Implications for conservation. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(1), 38-44. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2013). Honeybee (Apis cerana) guards do not discriminate between robbers and reproductive parasites. Insectes Sociaux, 60(2), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Arundel, J., Oldroyd, B., Winter, S. (2013). Modelling estimates of honey bee (Apis spp.) colony density from drones. Ecological Modelling, 267, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rinderer, T., Oldroyd, B., Frake, A., de Guzman, L., Bourgeois, L. (2013). Responses to Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae by several commercial strains of Australian and North American honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52(2), 156-163. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2013). Social evolution: Policing without genetic conflict. Current Biology, 23(5), R208-R210. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Wang, Z., Chen, W., Hu, Z., Oldroyd, B. (2013). The 'I see you' prey-predator signal of Apis cerana is innate. Naturwissenschaften, 100(3), 245-248. [More Information]
  • Lee, G., McGee, P., Oldroyd, B. (2013). Variable virulence among isolates of Ascosphaera apis: testing the parasite-pathogen hypothesis for the evolution of polyandry in social insects. Naturwissenschaften, 100(3), 229-234. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Wang, Z., Li, H., Yang, S., Hu, Z., Kastberger, G., Oldroyd, B. (2012). An 'I see you' prey-predator signal between the Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, and the hornet, Vespa velutina. Animal Behaviour, 83(4), 879-882. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Wang, Z., Yang, M., Fuchs, S., Luo, L., Zhang, Z., Li, H., Zhuang, D., Yang, S., Tautz, J., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Asian hive bees, Apis cerana, modulate dance communication in response to nectar toxicity and demand. Animal Behaviour, 84(6), 1589-1594. [More Information]
  • Vergoz, V., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Biogenic amine receptor gene expression in the ovarian tissue of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology, 21(1), 21-29. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Heard, T., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Brood comb construction by the stingless bees Tetragonula hockingsi and Tetragonula carbonaria. Swarm Intelligence, 6, 151-176. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Yang, S., Wang, Z., Radloff, S., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Differences in foraging and broodnest temperature in the honey bees Apis cerana and A. mellifera. Apidologie, 43(6), 618-623. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2012). Domestication of honey bees was associated with expansion of genetic diversity. Molecular Ecology, 21(18), 4409-4411. [More Information]
  • Vergoz, V., Lim, J., Duncan, M., Cabanes, G., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Effects of natural mating and CO2 narcosis on biogenic amine receptor gene expression in the ovaries and brain of queen honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology, 21(6), 558-567. [More Information]
  • Goudie, F., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Heritability of worker ovariole number in the Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Insectes Sociaux, 59(3), 351-359. [More Information]
  • Drewell, R., Lo, N., Oxley, P., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Kin conflict in insect societies: a new epigenetic perspective. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(7), 367-373. [More Information]
  • Goudie, F., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Oxley, P., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Maintenance and loss of heterozygosity in a thelytokous lineage of honey bees (Apis mellifera capensis). Evolution, 66(6), 1897-1906. [More Information]
  • Arundel, J., Oldroyd, B., Winter, S. (2012). Modelling honey bee queen mating as a measure of feral colony density. Ecological Modelling, 247, 48-57. [More Information]
  • Rattanawannee, A., Chanchao, C., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2012). No evidence that habitat disturbance affects mating frequency in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata. Apidologie, 43(6), 761-770. [More Information]
  • Bourgeois, L., Rinderer, T., Sylvester, A., Holloway, B., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Patterns of Apis mellifera infestation by Nosema ceranae support the parasite hypothesis for the evolution of extreme polyandry in eusocial insects. Apidologie, 43(5), 539-548. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Holmes, M., Lim, J., Noach-Pienaar, L., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Racial mixing in South African honeybees: the effects of genotype mixing on reproductive traits of workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(6), 897-904. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Goudie, F., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Response to "Reproductive Biology of the Cape Honeybee: A Critique of Beekman et al." by Pirk et al. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 103(4), 614-615. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Beekman, M. (2011). A Thelytokous Lineage of Socially Parasitic Honey Bees has Retained Heterozygosity Despite at Least 10 Years of Inbreeding. Evolution, 65(3), 860-868. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Low, P., Proft, K., Lim, J., Deowanish, S., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2011). Actual reproductive conflict during emergency queen rearing in Apis florea. Apidologie, 42(2), 206-210. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Goudie, F., Oldroyd, B. (2011). Asexually Produced Cape Honeybee Queens (Apis mellifera capensis) Reproduce Sexually. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 102(5), 562-566. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Oldroyd, B., Schaerf, T., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M. (2011). Moving home: nest-site selection in the Red Dwarf honeybee (Apis florea). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(5), 945-958. [More Information]
  • Boomsma, J., Beekman, M., Cornwallis, C., Griffin, A., Holman, L., Hughes, W., Keller, L., Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F. (2011). Only full-sibling Families Evolved Eusociality. Nature, 471(7339), e4-e5. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Mayo, O. (2011). Rossiter Henry Crozier 1943 - 2009. Historical Records of Australian Science, 22(1), 80-103. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Allsopp, M., Noach-Pienaar, L., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2011). Sperm utilization in honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata and A. m. capensis) in South Africa. Apidologie, 42(1), 23-28. [More Information]
  • Higgs, J., McHale, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). A scientific note on a rapid method for the molecular discrimination of Apis andreniformis and A. florea. Apidologie, 41(1), 96-98. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., Oldroyd, B. (2010). A scientific note on a simple method for karyotyping honey bee (Apis mellifera) eggs. Apidologie, 41(2), 178-180. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., McHale, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Expression of genes related to reproduction and pollen foraging in honey bees (Apis mellifera) narcotized with carbon dioxide. Insect Molecular Biology, 19(4), 451-461.
  • Oxley, P., Hinhumpatch, P., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Genetic Evaluation of a Novel System for Controlled Mating of the Honeybee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 101(3), 334-338. [More Information]
  • Wongvilas, S., Deowanish, S., Lim, J., Xie, V., Griffith, O., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Interspecific and conspecific colony mergers in the dwarf honey bees Apis andreniformis and A. florea. Insectes Sociaux, 57, 251-255.
  • Wongvilas, S., Higgs, J., Beekman, M., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Deowanish, S., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Lack of interspecific parasitism between the dwarf honeybees Apis andreniformis and Apis florea. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 1165-1170. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Wossler, T., Beekman, M. (2010). Maternity of emergency queens in the Cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis. Molecular Ecology, 19(13), 2792-2799.
  • Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Maternity of replacement queens in the thelytokous Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 567-574. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Oldroyd, B., Schaerf, T., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M. (2010). Moving home: nest-site selection in the Red Dwarf honeybee (Apis florea). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Online, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Schwander, T., Lo, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B., Keller, L. (2010). Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(5), 275-282. [More Information]
  • Oxley, P., Spivak, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Six quantitative trait loci influence task thresholds for hygienic behaviour in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Molecular Ecology, 19, 1452-1461. [More Information]
  • Oxley, P., Oldroyd, B. (2010). The Genetic Architecture of Honeybee Breeding. Advances in Insect Physiology, 39, 83-118. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Worker reproductive parasitism and drift in the western honeybee Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(3), 419-427. [More Information]
  • Lo, N., Gloag, R., Anderson, D., Oldroyd, B. (2009). A molecular phylogeny of the genus Apis suggests that the Giant Honey Bee of the Philippines, A. breviligula Maa, and the Plains Honey Bee of southern India, A. indica Fabricius, are valid species. Systematic Entomology, Online, 1-8.
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Jordan, L., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2009). A quantitative study of worker reproduction in queenright colonies of the Cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis. Molecular Ecology, 18(12), 2722-2727.
  • Higgs, J., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Oldroyd, B. (2009). A scientific note on a genetically-determined color morph of the dwarf honey bee, Apis andreniformis. Apidologie, 40(4), 513-514.
  • Oldroyd, B., Nanork, P. (2009). Conservation of Asian honey bees. Apidologie, 40(3), 296-312.
  • Shafir, S., Kabanoff, L., Duncan, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Honey bee (Apis mellifera) sperm competition in vitro : two are no less viable than one. Apidologie, 40(5), 556-561.
  • Chapman, N., Makinson, J., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Honeybee, Apis mellifera, guards use adaptive acceptance thresholds to limit worker reproductive parasitism. Animal Behaviour, 78(5), 1205-1211. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2009). Intergenerational reproductive parasitism in a stingless bee. Molecular Ecology, 18(19), 3958-3960.
  • Oxley, P., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Mitochondrial Sequencing Reveals Five Separate Origins of ''Black'' Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Eastern Australian Commercial Colonies. Journal of Economic Entomology, 102(2), 480-484.
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Gloag, R., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Queenless colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) are infiltrated by workers from other queenless colonies. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 817-820.
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Several workers lay eggs in the same brood cell in queenless honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 56, 103-105. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2009). Social Insects: Rearing Temperature Affects Ant Thermoregulatory Behaviour. Current Biology, 19(22), R1035-R1036. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Yang, M., Radloff, S., Pirk, C., Crewe, R., Phiancharoen, M., Hepburn, R., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Worker reproduction in mixed-species colonies of honey bees. Behavioral Ecology, 20(5), 1106-1110.
  • Chapman, N., Higgs, J., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Worker reproductive parasitism in naturally orphaned colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee, Apis florea. Insectes Sociaux, 57(2), 163-167. [More Information]
  • Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Aggregations of unrelated Apis florea colonies. Apidologie, 39(5), 531-536.
  • Hughes, W., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. (2008). Ancestral monogamy shows kin selection is key to the evolution of eusociality. Science, 320(5880), 1213-1216.
  • Beekman, M., Gloag, R., Even, N., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Dance precision of Apis florea - clues to the evolution of the honeybee dance language? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62(8), 1259-1265. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2008). Effects of selection for honey bee worker reproduction on foraging traits. PLoS Biology, 6(3), 463-470. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Factors affecting the dynamics of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) hybrid zone in South Africa. Heredity, 100, 13-18.
  • Oxley, P., Thompson, G., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Four quantitative trait loci that influence worker sterility in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Genetics, 179(3), 1337-1343.
  • Thompson, G., Kucharski, R., Maleszka, R., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Genome-wide analysis of genes related to ovary activation in worker honey bees. Insect Molecular Biology, 17(6), 657-665.
  • Jordan, L., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Inheritance of traits associated with reproductive potential in Apis mellifera capensis and Apis mellifera scutellata workers. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 99(4), 376-381.
  • Oldroyd, B., Fewell, J. (2008). Large fitness benefits from polyandry in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23(2), 59-60.
  • Lane, A., Oldroyd, B., Shine, R. (2008). Microsatellite loci for laticaudine sea kraits. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1161-1163.
  • Hughes, W., Ratnieks, F., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Multiple paternity or multiple queens: two routes to greater intracolonial genetic diversity in the eusocial Hymenoptera. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21(4), 1090-1095.
  • Gloag, R., Heard, T., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Nest defence in a stingless bee: What causes fighting swarms in Trigona carbonaria (Hymenoptera, Meliponini)? Insectes Sociaux, 55, 387-391. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Gloag, R., Even, N., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M. (2008). Nest site selection in the open-nesting honeybee Apis florea. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62(10), 1643-1653. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Reddy, M., Bhat, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Nestmate recognition by guards of the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 382-386. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Population genetics of commercial and feral honey bees in Western Australia. Journal of Economic Entomology, 101(2), 272-277.
  • Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Gloag, R., Lim, J., Jordan, L., Beekman, M. (2008). Thelytokous Parthenogenesis in Unmated Queen Honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis): Central Fusion and High Recombination Rates. Genetics, 180, 359-366.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). When workers disunite: Intra-specific parasitism in eusocial bees. Annual Review of Entomology, 53, 19-37.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Who is the Queen's mother? Royal cheats in social insects. Journal of Biosciences, 32(2), 159-161. [More Information]
  • Jordan, L., Allsopp, M., Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Beekman, M. (2007). A scientific note on the drone flight time of Apis mellifera capensis and A. m. scutellata. Apidologie, 38(5), 436-437.
  • Jordan, L., Allsopp, M., Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Beekman, M. (2007). Cheating honeybee workers produce royal offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275(1632), 345-351.
  • Chapman, N., Oldroyd, B., Hughes, W. (2007). Differential responses of honeybee (Apis mellifera) patrilines to changes in stimuli for the generalist tasks of nursing and foraging. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(8), 1185-1194. [More Information]
  • Thompson, G., Yockey, H., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Experimental manipulation of ovary activation and gene expression in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens and workers: Testing hypotheses of reproductive regulation. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 307A (10), 600-610. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Fewell, J. (2007). Genetic diversity promotes homeostasis in insect colonies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22(8), 408-413.
  • Beekman, M., Martin, S., Drijfhout, F., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Higher removal rate of eggs laid by anarchistic queens - a cost of anarchy? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(12), 1847-1853. [More Information]
  • Quezada-Euan, J., Paxton, R., Palmer, K., Itza, W., Tay, W., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Morphological and molecular characters reveal differentiation in a Neotropical social bee, Melipona beecheii (Apidae : Meliponini). Apidologie, 38(3), 247-258.
  • Gloag, R., Beekman, M., Heard, T., Oldroyd, B. (2007). No worker reproduction in the Australian stingless bee Trigona carbonaria Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Insectes Sociaux, 54(4), 412-417. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Preservation and loss of the honey bee (Apis) egg-marking signal across evolutionary time. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(10), 1509-1514. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Lim, J., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Social parasitism by workers in queenless and queenright Apis cerana colonies. Molecular Ecology, 16(5), 1107-1114.
  • Jones, J., Nanork, P., Oldroyd, B. (2007). The role of genetic diversity in nest cooling in a wild honey bee, Apis florea. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 193(2), 159-165. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2007). What's Killing American Honey Bees? PLoS Biology, 5(6), 1195-1199.
  • Oldroyd, B., Reddy, M., Chapman, N., Thompson, G., Beekman, M. (2006). Evidence for reproductive isolation between two colour morphs of cavity nesting honey bees (Apis) in south India. Insectes Sociaux, 53(4), 428-434. [More Information]
  • Graham, S., Myerscough, M., Jones, J., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Modelling the role of intracolonial genetic diversity on regulation of brood temperature in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 53(2), 226-232. [More Information]
  • Holleley, C., Dickman, C., Crowther, M., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Size breeds success: multiple paternity, multivariate selection and male semelparity in a small marsupial, Antechinus stuartii. Molecular Ecology, 15(11), 3439-3448.
  • Nanork, P., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2006). The reproductive dilemmas of queenless red dwarf honeybee (Apis florea) workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(1), 91-97. [More Information]
  • Thompson, G., Kucharski, R., Maleszka, R., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Towards a molecular definition of worker sterility: differential gene expression and reproductive plasticity in honey bees. Insect Molecular Biology, 15(5), 637-644.
  • Hoover, S., Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Winston, M. (2005). Anarchistic queen honey bees have normal queen mandibular pheromones. Insectes Sociaux, 52(1), 6-10. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Paar, J., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Asian honeybees parasitize the future dead. Nature, 437(7060), 829-829.
  • Koywiwattrakul, P., Thompson, G., Sririporn, S., Oldroyd, B., Maleszka, R. (2005). Effects of carbon dioxide narcosis on ovary activation and gene expression in worker honeybees, Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Science, 5(36), 1-10.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Honeybee workers use cues other than egg viability for policing. Biology Letters, 1(2), 129-132.
  • Beekman, M., Doyen, L., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Increase in dance imprecision with decreasing foraging distance in the honey bee Apis mellifera L. is partly explained by physical constraints. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 191(12), 1107-1113. [More Information]
  • Hoover, S., Winston, M., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Retinue attraction and ovary activation: responses of wild type and anarchistic honey bees (Apis mellifera) to queen and brood pheromones. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59(2), 278-284. [More Information]
  • Jones, J., Helliwell, P., Beekman, M., Maleszka, R., Oldroyd, B. (2005). The effects of rearing temperature on developmental stability and learning and memory in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 191(12), 1121-1129.
  • Martin, C., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2004). Differential Reproductive Success Among Subfamilies In Queenless Honeybee (Apis Mellifera L.) Colonies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56(1), 42-49. [More Information]
  • Martin, S., Chaline, N., Oldroyd, B., Jones, G., Ratnieks, F. (2004). Egg Marking Pheromones Of Anarchistic Worker Honeybees (Apis Mellifera). Behavioral Ecology, 15(5), 839-844.
  • Thompson, G., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Evaluating Alternative Hypotheses For The Origin Of Eusociality In Corbiculate Bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33(2), 452-456.
  • Paar, J., Oldroyd, B., Huettinger, E., Kastberger, G. (2004). Genetic Structure Of An Apis Dorsata Population: The Significance Of Migration And Colony Aggregation. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 95(2), 119-126.
  • Cameron, E., Franck, P., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Genetic Structure Of Nest Aggregations And Drone Congregations Of The Southeast Asian Stingless Bee Trigona Collina. Molecular Ecology, 13(8), 2357-2364.
  • Jones, J., Myerscough, M., Graham, S., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Honey Bee Nest Thermoregulation: Diversity Promotes Stability. Science, 305(5682), 402-404.
  • Paar, J., Oldroyd, B., Kastberger, G., Huettinger, E. (2004). Levels Of Polyandry In Apis Laboriosa Smith From Nepal. Insectes Sociaux, 51(3), 212-214.
  • Dampney, J., Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Measuring The Cost Of Worker Reproduction In Honeybees: Work Tempo In An 'Anarchic' Line. Apidologie, 35(1), 83-88.
  • Evans, J., Shearman, D., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Molecular Basis Of Sex Determination In Haplodiploids. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19(1), 1-3.
  • Franck, P., Cameron, E., Good, G., Rasplus, Y., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Nest Architecture And Genetic Differentiation In A Species Complex Of Australian Stingless Bees. Molecular Ecology, 13(8), 2317-2331.
  • Beekman, M., Martin, C., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Similar Policing Rates Of Eggs Laid By Virgin And Mated Honey-Bee Queens. Naturwissenschaften, 91(12), 598-601. [More Information]
  • Myerscough, M., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Simulation Models Of The Role Of Genetic Variability In Social Insect Task Allocation. Insectes Sociaux, 51(2), 146-152. [More Information]
  • Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Oldroyd, B., Wongsiri, S., Palmer, K., Paar, J. (2003). A scientific note on the mating frequency of Apis dorsata Fabricius. Apidologie, 34, 85-86.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Different policing rates of eggs laid by queenright and queenless anarchistic honey-bee workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54(5), 480-484. [More Information]
  • Halling, L., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Do policing honeybee workers (Apis mellifera) target eggs in drone comb? Insectes Sociaux, 50(1), 59-61. [More Information]
  • Ashe, A., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Do queens select sperm?: Response from Ashe and Oldroyd. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18(3), 108-108.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Effects of cross-feeding anarchistic and wild type honey bees: anarchistic workers are not queen-like. Naturwissenschaften, 90(4), 189-192.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B., Myerscough, M. (2003). Sticking to their choice - honey bee subfamilies abandon declining food sources at a slow but uniform rate. Ecological Entomology, 28(2), 233-238.
  • Paar, J., Oldroyd, B., Huettinger, E., Kastberger, G. (2002). Drifting of workers in nest aggregations of the giant honeybee Apis dorsata. Apidologie, 33(6), 553-561.
  • Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F., Wossler, T. (2002). Egg-marking pheromones in honey-bees Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, , 590-591. [More Information]
  • Johnson, R., Oldroyd, B., Barron, A., Crozier, R. (2002). Genetic Control of the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Dance Language: Segregating Dance Forms in a Backcrossed Colony. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 93(3), 170-173.
  • Ashe, A., Oldroyd, B. (2002). Genetic determination of caste in harvester ants. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17(10), 448-449.
  • Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Oldroyd, B., Good, G., Halling, L., Ratnieks, F., Wongsiri, S. (2002). Lack of worker reproduction in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata Fabricius. Insectes Sociaux, 49(1), 80-85. [More Information]
  • Palmer, K., Oldroyd, B., Quezada-Euan, J., Paxton, R., May-Itza, W. (2002). Paternity frequency and maternity of males in some stingless bee species. Molecular Ecology, 11(10), 2107-2113.
  • Dampney, J., Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. (2002). Policing of adult honey bees with activated ovaries is error prone. Insectes Sociaux, 49(3), 270-274. [More Information]
  • Lapidge, K., Oldroyd, B., Spivak, M. (2002). Seven suggestive quantitative trait loci influence hygenic behavior of honey bees. Naturwissenschaften, 89(12), 565-568.
  • Rinderer, T., Oldroyd, B., de Guzman, L., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Wongsiri, S. (2002). Spatial distribution of the dwarf honey bees in an agroecosystem in southeastern Thailand. Apidologie, 33(6), 539-543.
  • Clarke, K., Rinderer, T., Franck, P., Quezada-Euan, J., Oldroyd, B. (2002). The Africanization of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) of the Yucatan: a study of a massive hybridization event across time. Evolution, 56(7), 1462-1474.
  • Oldroyd, B. (2002). The Cape honeybee: an example of a social cancer. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17(6), 249-251.
  • Beekman, M., Calis, J., Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F. (2002). When do honey bee guards reject their former nestmates after swarming? Insectes Sociaux, 49(1), 56-61. [More Information]
  • Green, C., Franck, P., Oldroyd, B. (2001). Characterization of microsatellite loci for Trigona carbonaria, a stingless bee endemic to Australia. Molecular Ecology Notes, 1, 89-92.
  • Franck, P., Oldroyd, B., Garnery, L., Loiseau, A., Hepburn, H., Solignac, M., Cornuet,, J. (2001). Genetic diversity of the honeybee in Africa: microsatellite and mitochondrial data. Heredity, 86, 420-430.
  • Palmer, K., Oldroyd, B. (2001). Mating frequency in Apis florea revisited (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Insectes Sociaux, 48, 40-43.
  • Clarke, K., Oldroyd, B., Javier,, J., Quezada-Euan, G., Rinderer, T. (2001). Origin of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) from the Yucatan peninsula inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis. Molecular Ecology, 10, 1347-1355.
  • Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Ratnieks, F. (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.
  • Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. (2001). Social regulation of ovary activation in 'anarchistic' honey-bees (Apis mellifera). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 49, 214-219.
  • Palmer, K., Oldroyd, B., Franck, P., Hadisoesilo, S. (2001). Very high paternity frequency in Apis nigrocincta. Insectes Sociaux, 48, 327-332.
  • Oldroyd, B., Halling, L., Good, G., Barron, A., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Nanork,, P., Wongsiri, S., Ratnieks, F. (2001). Worker policing and worker reproduction in Apis cerana. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50, 371-377.
  • Halling, L., Oldroyd, B., Barron, A., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Nanork,, P., Wongsiri, S. (2001). Worker policing in the bee Apis florea. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 49, 509-513.
  • Barron, A., Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F. (2001). Worker reproduction in honey-bees (Apis) and the anarchic syndrome: a review. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50, 199-208.

Reference Works

  • Oldroyd, B. (2010). Social Insects: Behavioral Genetics. In Michael D. Breed, Janice Moore (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. (pp. 251-259). Elsevier.

2015

  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2015). Genetic reincarnation of workers as queens in the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Heredity, 114, 65-68. [More Information]

2014

  • Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Roth, K., Remnant, E., Drewell, R., Beekman, M. (2014). A parent-of-origin effect on honeybee worker ovary size. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1775), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Roth, K., Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Goudie, F., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Cheating workers with large activated ovaries avoid risky foraging. Behavioral Ecology, 25(3), 668-674. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Schaerf, T., Rattanawannee, A., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Consensus building in giant Asian honeybee, Apis dorsata, swarms on the move. Animal Behaviour, 93(July), 191-199. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Effect of queen excluders on ovary activation in workers of the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 61(2), 191-196. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., Fransisco, F., Ho, S., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Genetic architecture of the Tetragonula carbonaria species complex of Australian stingless bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae: Meliponini). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113, 149-161.
  • Francicso, F., Santiago, L., Brito, R., Oldroyd, B., Arias, M. (2014). Hybridization and asymmetric introgression between Tetragonisca angustula and Tetragonisca fiebrigi. Apidologie, 45(1), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Latty, T., Hu, Z., Wang, Z., Yang, S., Chen, W., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Preferences and tradeoffs in nectar temperature and nectar concentration in the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 68(1), 13-20. [More Information]
  • Arundel, J., Oxley, P., Faiz, A., Crawford, J., Winter, S., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Remarkable uniformity in the densities of feral honey bee Apis mellifera Linnaeus, 1758 (Hymenoptera: Apidae) colonies in South Eastern Australia. Austral Entomology, 53(3), 328-336. [More Information]
  • Remnant, E., Koetz, A., Tan, K., Hinson, E., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Reproductive interference between honeybee species in artificial sympatry. Molecular Ecology, 23(5), 1096-1107. [More Information]
  • Goudie, F., Allsopp, M., Oldroyd, B. (2014). Selection on overdominant genes maintains heterozygosity along multiple chromosomes in a clonal lineage of honey bee. Evolution, 68(1), 125-136. [More Information]
  • Drewell, R., Bushby, E., Remnant, E., Wong, G., Beeler, S., Stringham, J., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2014). The dynamic DNA methylation cycle from egg to sperm in the honey bee Apis mellifera. Developmental Biology, 141(2014), 2702-2711. [More Information]
  • Beeler, S., Wong, G., Zheng,, J., Bushby, E., Remnant, E., Oldroyd, B., Drewell, R. (2014). Whole-Genome DNA Methylation Profile of the Jewel Wasp (Nasonia vitripennis). G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4(3), 383-388. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Why acquiesce? Worker reproductive parasitism in the Eastern honeybee (Apis cerana). Evolutionary biology, 27(5), 939-949. [More Information]

2013

  • Holmes, M., Oldroyd, B., Duncan, M., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M. (2013). Cheaters sometimes prosper: targeted worker reproduction in honeybee (Apis mellifera) colonies during swarming. Molecular Ecology, 22(16), 4298-4306. [More Information]
  • Rattanawannee, A., Chanchao, C., Lim, J., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2013). Genetic structure of a giant honey bee (Apis dorsata) population in northern Thailand: Implications for conservation. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 6(1), 38-44. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2013). Honeybee (Apis cerana) guards do not discriminate between robbers and reproductive parasites. Insectes Sociaux, 60(2), 265-271. [More Information]
  • Arundel, J., Oldroyd, B., Winter, S. (2013). Modelling estimates of honey bee (Apis spp.) colony density from drones. Ecological Modelling, 267, 1-10. [More Information]
  • Rinderer, T., Oldroyd, B., Frake, A., de Guzman, L., Bourgeois, L. (2013). Responses to Varroa destructor and Nosema ceranae by several commercial strains of Australian and North American honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Australian Journal of Entomology, 52(2), 156-163. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2013). Social evolution: Policing without genetic conflict. Current Biology, 23(5), R208-R210. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Wang, Z., Chen, W., Hu, Z., Oldroyd, B. (2013). The 'I see you' prey-predator signal of Apis cerana is innate. Naturwissenschaften, 100(3), 245-248. [More Information]
  • Lee, G., McGee, P., Oldroyd, B. (2013). Variable virulence among isolates of Ascosphaera apis: testing the parasite-pathogen hypothesis for the evolution of polyandry in social insects. Naturwissenschaften, 100(3), 229-234. [More Information]

2012

  • Tan, K., Wang, Z., Li, H., Yang, S., Hu, Z., Kastberger, G., Oldroyd, B. (2012). An 'I see you' prey-predator signal between the Asian honeybee, Apis cerana, and the hornet, Vespa velutina. Animal Behaviour, 83(4), 879-882. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Wang, Z., Yang, M., Fuchs, S., Luo, L., Zhang, Z., Li, H., Zhuang, D., Yang, S., Tautz, J., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Asian hive bees, Apis cerana, modulate dance communication in response to nectar toxicity and demand. Animal Behaviour, 84(6), 1589-1594. [More Information]
  • Vergoz, V., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Biogenic amine receptor gene expression in the ovarian tissue of the honey bee Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology, 21(1), 21-29. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Heard, T., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Brood comb construction by the stingless bees Tetragonula hockingsi and Tetragonula carbonaria. Swarm Intelligence, 6, 151-176. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Yang, S., Wang, Z., Radloff, S., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Differences in foraging and broodnest temperature in the honey bees Apis cerana and A. mellifera. Apidologie, 43(6), 618-623. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2012). Domestication of honey bees was associated with expansion of genetic diversity. Molecular Ecology, 21(18), 4409-4411. [More Information]
  • Vergoz, V., Lim, J., Duncan, M., Cabanes, G., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Effects of natural mating and CO2 narcosis on biogenic amine receptor gene expression in the ovaries and brain of queen honey bees, Apis mellifera. Insect Molecular Biology, 21(6), 558-567. [More Information]
  • Goudie, F., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Heritability of worker ovariole number in the Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Insectes Sociaux, 59(3), 351-359. [More Information]
  • Drewell, R., Lo, N., Oxley, P., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Kin conflict in insect societies: a new epigenetic perspective. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 27(7), 367-373. [More Information]
  • Goudie, F., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Oxley, P., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Maintenance and loss of heterozygosity in a thelytokous lineage of honey bees (Apis mellifera capensis). Evolution, 66(6), 1897-1906. [More Information]
  • Arundel, J., Oldroyd, B., Winter, S. (2012). Modelling honey bee queen mating as a measure of feral colony density. Ecological Modelling, 247, 48-57. [More Information]
  • Rattanawannee, A., Chanchao, C., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2012). No evidence that habitat disturbance affects mating frequency in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata. Apidologie, 43(6), 761-770. [More Information]
  • Bourgeois, L., Rinderer, T., Sylvester, A., Holloway, B., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Patterns of Apis mellifera infestation by Nosema ceranae support the parasite hypothesis for the evolution of extreme polyandry in eusocial insects. Apidologie, 43(5), 539-548. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Holmes, M., Lim, J., Noach-Pienaar, L., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Racial mixing in South African honeybees: the effects of genotype mixing on reproductive traits of workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66(6), 897-904. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Goudie, F., Oldroyd, B. (2012). Response to "Reproductive Biology of the Cape Honeybee: A Critique of Beekman et al." by Pirk et al. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 103(4), 614-615. [More Information]

2011

  • Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Beekman, M. (2011). A Thelytokous Lineage of Socially Parasitic Honey Bees has Retained Heterozygosity Despite at Least 10 Years of Inbreeding. Evolution, 65(3), 860-868. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Low, P., Proft, K., Lim, J., Deowanish, S., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2011). Actual reproductive conflict during emergency queen rearing in Apis florea. Apidologie, 42(2), 206-210. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Goudie, F., Oldroyd, B. (2011). Asexually Produced Cape Honeybee Queens (Apis mellifera capensis) Reproduce Sexually. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 102(5), 562-566. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Oldroyd, B., Schaerf, T., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M. (2011). Moving home: nest-site selection in the Red Dwarf honeybee (Apis florea). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 65(5), 945-958. [More Information]
  • Boomsma, J., Beekman, M., Cornwallis, C., Griffin, A., Holman, L., Hughes, W., Keller, L., Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F. (2011). Only full-sibling Families Evolved Eusociality. Nature, 471(7339), e4-e5. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Mayo, O. (2011). Rossiter Henry Crozier 1943 - 2009. Historical Records of Australian Science, 22(1), 80-103. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Allsopp, M., Noach-Pienaar, L., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2011). Sperm utilization in honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata and A. m. capensis) in South Africa. Apidologie, 42(1), 23-28. [More Information]

2010

  • Higgs, J., McHale, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). A scientific note on a rapid method for the molecular discrimination of Apis andreniformis and A. florea. Apidologie, 41(1), 96-98. [More Information]
  • Brito, R., Oldroyd, B. (2010). A scientific note on a simple method for karyotyping honey bee (Apis mellifera) eggs. Apidologie, 41(2), 178-180. [More Information]
  • Lo, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Caste in Social Insects: Genetic Influences Over Caste Determination. In Breed, M. and Moore, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (pp. 254-260). New York: Academic Press.
  • Brito, R., McHale, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Expression of genes related to reproduction and pollen foraging in honey bees (Apis mellifera) narcotized with carbon dioxide. Insect Molecular Biology, 19(4), 451-461.
  • Oxley, P., Hinhumpatch, P., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Genetic Evaluation of a Novel System for Controlled Mating of the Honeybee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 101(3), 334-338. [More Information]
  • Wongvilas, S., Deowanish, S., Lim, J., Xie, V., Griffith, O., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Interspecific and conspecific colony mergers in the dwarf honey bees Apis andreniformis and A. florea. Insectes Sociaux, 57, 251-255.
  • Wongvilas, S., Higgs, J., Beekman, M., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Deowanish, S., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Lack of interspecific parasitism between the dwarf honeybees Apis andreniformis and Apis florea. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 1165-1170. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Lim, J., Wossler, T., Beekman, M. (2010). Maternity of emergency queens in the Cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis. Molecular Ecology, 19(13), 2792-2799.
  • Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Maternity of replacement queens in the thelytokous Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64, 567-574. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Oldroyd, B., Schaerf, T., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M. (2010). Moving home: nest-site selection in the Red Dwarf honeybee (Apis florea). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, Online, 1-14. [More Information]
  • Schwander, T., Lo, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B., Keller, L. (2010). Nature versus nurture in social insect caste differentiation. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 25(5), 275-282. [More Information]
  • Oxley, P., Spivak, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Six quantitative trait loci influence task thresholds for hygienic behaviour in honeybees (Apis mellifera). Molecular Ecology, 19, 1452-1461. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2010). Social Insects: Behavioral Genetics. In Michael D. Breed, Janice Moore (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. (pp. 251-259). Elsevier.
  • Oxley, P., Oldroyd, B. (2010). The Genetic Architecture of Honeybee Breeding. Advances in Insect Physiology, 39, 83-118. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2010). Worker reproductive parasitism and drift in the western honeybee Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 64(3), 419-427. [More Information]

2009

  • Lo, N., Gloag, R., Anderson, D., Oldroyd, B. (2009). A molecular phylogeny of the genus Apis suggests that the Giant Honey Bee of the Philippines, A. breviligula Maa, and the Plains Honey Bee of southern India, A. indica Fabricius, are valid species. Systematic Entomology, Online, 1-8.
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Jordan, L., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2009). A quantitative study of worker reproduction in queenright colonies of the Cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis. Molecular Ecology, 18(12), 2722-2727.
  • Higgs, J., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Oldroyd, B. (2009). A scientific note on a genetically-determined color morph of the dwarf honey bee, Apis andreniformis. Apidologie, 40(4), 513-514.
  • Oldroyd, B., Nanork, P. (2009). Conservation of Asian honey bees. Apidologie, 40(3), 296-312.
  • Shafir, S., Kabanoff, L., Duncan, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Honey bee (Apis mellifera) sperm competition in vitro : two are no less viable than one. Apidologie, 40(5), 556-561.
  • Chapman, N., Makinson, J., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Honeybee, Apis mellifera, guards use adaptive acceptance thresholds to limit worker reproductive parasitism. Animal Behaviour, 78(5), 1205-1211. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2009). Intergenerational reproductive parasitism in a stingless bee. Molecular Ecology, 18(19), 3958-3960.
  • Oxley, P., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Mitochondrial Sequencing Reveals Five Separate Origins of ''Black'' Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Eastern Australian Commercial Colonies. Journal of Economic Entomology, 102(2), 480-484.
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Gloag, R., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Queenless colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee (Apis florea) are infiltrated by workers from other queenless colonies. Behavioral Ecology, 20(4), 817-820.
  • Chapman, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Several workers lay eggs in the same brood cell in queenless honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 56, 103-105. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2009). Social Insects: Rearing Temperature Affects Ant Thermoregulatory Behaviour. Current Biology, 19(22), R1035-R1036. [More Information]
  • Tan, K., Yang, M., Radloff, S., Pirk, C., Crewe, R., Phiancharoen, M., Hepburn, R., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Worker reproduction in mixed-species colonies of honey bees. Behavioral Ecology, 20(5), 1106-1110.
  • Chapman, N., Higgs, J., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2009). Worker reproductive parasitism in naturally orphaned colonies of the Asian red dwarf honey bee, Apis florea. Insectes Sociaux, 57(2), 163-167. [More Information]

2008

  • Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Aggregations of unrelated Apis florea colonies. Apidologie, 39(5), 531-536.
  • Hughes, W., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. (2008). Ancestral monogamy shows kin selection is key to the evolution of eusociality. Science, 320(5880), 1213-1216.
  • Beekman, M., Gloag, R., Even, N., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Dance precision of Apis florea - clues to the evolution of the honeybee dance language? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62(8), 1259-1265. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2008). Effects of selection for honey bee worker reproduction on foraging traits. PLoS Biology, 6(3), 463-470. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Allsopp, M., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Factors affecting the dynamics of the honey bee (Apis mellifera) hybrid zone in South Africa. Heredity, 100, 13-18.
  • Oxley, P., Thompson, G., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Four quantitative trait loci that influence worker sterility in the honeybee (Apis mellifera). Genetics, 179(3), 1337-1343.
  • Thompson, G., Kucharski, R., Maleszka, R., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Genome-wide analysis of genes related to ovary activation in worker honey bees. Insect Molecular Biology, 17(6), 657-665.
  • Jordan, L., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M., Wossler, T., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Inheritance of traits associated with reproductive potential in Apis mellifera capensis and Apis mellifera scutellata workers. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 99(4), 376-381.
  • Oldroyd, B., Fewell, J. (2008). Large fitness benefits from polyandry in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 23(2), 59-60.
  • Lane, A., Oldroyd, B., Shine, R. (2008). Microsatellite loci for laticaudine sea kraits. Molecular Ecology Resources, 8, 1161-1163.
  • Hughes, W., Ratnieks, F., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Multiple paternity or multiple queens: two routes to greater intracolonial genetic diversity in the eusocial Hymenoptera. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 21(4), 1090-1095.
  • Gloag, R., Heard, T., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Nest defence in a stingless bee: What causes fighting swarms in Trigona carbonaria (Hymenoptera, Meliponini)? Insectes Sociaux, 55, 387-391. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Gloag, R., Even, N., Wattanachaiyingcharoen, W., Beekman, M. (2008). Nest site selection in the open-nesting honeybee Apis florea. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 62(10), 1643-1653. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Nanork, P., Reddy, M., Bhat, N., Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Nestmate recognition by guards of the Asian hive bee Apis cerana. Insectes Sociaux, 55, 382-386. [More Information]
  • Chapman, N., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Population genetics of commercial and feral honey bees in Western Australia. Journal of Economic Entomology, 101(2), 272-277.
  • Oldroyd, B., Allsopp, M., Gloag, R., Lim, J., Jordan, L., Beekman, M. (2008). Thelytokous Parthenogenesis in Unmated Queen Honeybees (Apis mellifera capensis): Central Fusion and High Recombination Rates. Genetics, 180, 359-366.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). When workers disunite: Intra-specific parasitism in eusocial bees. Annual Review of Entomology, 53, 19-37.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2008). Who is the Queen's mother? Royal cheats in social insects. Journal of Biosciences, 32(2), 159-161. [More Information]

2007

  • Jordan, L., Allsopp, M., Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Beekman, M. (2007). A scientific note on the drone flight time of Apis mellifera capensis and A. m. scutellata. Apidologie, 38(5), 436-437.
  • Oldroyd, B., Thompson, G. (2007). Behavioural genetics of the honey bee Apis mellifera. In Stephen Simpson (Eds.), ADVANCES IN INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, 33, (pp. 1-49). London, Amsterdam: Academic Press.
  • Jordan, L., Allsopp, M., Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Beekman, M. (2007). Cheating honeybee workers produce royal offspring. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 275(1632), 345-351.
  • Chapman, N., Oldroyd, B., Hughes, W. (2007). Differential responses of honeybee (Apis mellifera) patrilines to changes in stimuli for the generalist tasks of nursing and foraging. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(8), 1185-1194. [More Information]
  • Thompson, G., Yockey, H., Lim, J., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Experimental manipulation of ovary activation and gene expression in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens and workers: Testing hypotheses of reproductive regulation. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology, 307A (10), 600-610. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B., Fewell, J. (2007). Genetic diversity promotes homeostasis in insect colonies. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 22(8), 408-413.
  • Beekman, M., Martin, S., Drijfhout, F., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Higher removal rate of eggs laid by anarchistic queens - a cost of anarchy? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(12), 1847-1853. [More Information]
  • Quezada-Euan, J., Paxton, R., Palmer, K., Itza, W., Tay, W., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Morphological and molecular characters reveal differentiation in a Neotropical social bee, Melipona beecheii (Apidae : Meliponini). Apidologie, 38(3), 247-258.
  • Jones, J., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Nest thermoregulation in social insects. In Stephen Simpson (Eds.), ADVANCES IN INSECT PHYSIOLOGY, 33, (pp. 153-191). London, Amsterdam: Academic Press.
  • Gloag, R., Beekman, M., Heard, T., Oldroyd, B. (2007). No worker reproduction in the Australian stingless bee Trigona carbonaria Smith (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Insectes Sociaux, 54(4), 412-417. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Preservation and loss of the honey bee (Apis) egg-marking signal across evolutionary time. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(10), 1509-1514. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Lim, J., Gloag, R., Oldroyd, B. (2007). Social parasitism by workers in queenless and queenright Apis cerana colonies. Molecular Ecology, 16(5), 1107-1114.
  • Jones, J., Nanork, P., Oldroyd, B. (2007). The role of genetic diversity in nest cooling in a wild honey bee, Apis florea. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 193(2), 159-165. [More Information]
  • Oldroyd, B. (2007). What's Killing American Honey Bees? PLoS Biology, 5(6), 1195-1199.

2006

  • Oldroyd, B., Wongsiri, S. (2006). Asian Honey Bees. United States: Harvard University Press.
  • Oldroyd, B., Reddy, M., Chapman, N., Thompson, G., Beekman, M. (2006). Evidence for reproductive isolation between two colour morphs of cavity nesting honey bees (Apis) in south India. Insectes Sociaux, 53(4), 428-434. [More Information]
  • Graham, S., Myerscough, M., Jones, J., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Modelling the role of intracolonial genetic diversity on regulation of brood temperature in honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies. Insectes Sociaux, 53(2), 226-232. [More Information]
  • Holleley, C., Dickman, C., Crowther, M., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Size breeds success: multiple paternity, multivariate selection and male semelparity in a small marsupial, Antechinus stuartii. Molecular Ecology, 15(11), 3439-3448.
  • Nanork, P., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2006). The reproductive dilemmas of queenless red dwarf honeybee (Apis florea) workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(1), 91-97. [More Information]
  • Thompson, G., Kucharski, R., Maleszka, R., Oldroyd, B. (2006). Towards a molecular definition of worker sterility: differential gene expression and reproductive plasticity in honey bees. Insect Molecular Biology, 15(5), 637-644.

2005

  • Hoover, S., Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Winston, M. (2005). Anarchistic queen honey bees have normal queen mandibular pheromones. Insectes Sociaux, 52(1), 6-10. [More Information]
  • Nanork, P., Paar, J., Chapman, N., Wongsiri, S., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Asian honeybees parasitize the future dead. Nature, 437(7060), 829-829.
  • Koywiwattrakul, P., Thompson, G., Sririporn, S., Oldroyd, B., Maleszka, R. (2005). Effects of carbon dioxide narcosis on ovary activation and gene expression in worker honeybees, Apis mellifera. Journal of Insect Science, 5(36), 1-10.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Honeybee workers use cues other than egg viability for policing. Biology Letters, 1(2), 129-132.
  • Beekman, M., Doyen, L., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Increase in dance imprecision with decreasing foraging distance in the honey bee Apis mellifera L. is partly explained by physical constraints. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 191(12), 1107-1113. [More Information]
  • Hoover, S., Winston, M., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Retinue attraction and ovary activation: responses of wild type and anarchistic honey bees (Apis mellifera) to queen and brood pheromones. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 59(2), 278-284. [More Information]
  • Jones, J., Helliwell, P., Beekman, M., Maleszka, R., Oldroyd, B. (2005). The effects of rearing temperature on developmental stability and learning and memory in the honey bee, Apis mellifera. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 191(12), 1121-1129.

2004

  • Martin, C., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2004). Differential Reproductive Success Among Subfamilies In Queenless Honeybee (Apis Mellifera L.) Colonies. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 56(1), 42-49. [More Information]
  • Martin, S., Chaline, N., Oldroyd, B., Jones, G., Ratnieks, F. (2004). Egg Marking Pheromones Of Anarchistic Worker Honeybees (Apis Mellifera). Behavioral Ecology, 15(5), 839-844.
  • Thompson, G., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Evaluating Alternative Hypotheses For The Origin Of Eusociality In Corbiculate Bees. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33(2), 452-456.
  • Paar, J., Oldroyd, B., Huettinger, E., Kastberger, G. (2004). Genetic Structure Of An Apis Dorsata Population: The Significance Of Migration And Colony Aggregation. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 95(2), 119-126.
  • Cameron, E., Franck, P., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Genetic Structure Of Nest Aggregations And Drone Congregations Of The Southeast Asian Stingless Bee Trigona Collina. Molecular Ecology, 13(8), 2357-2364.
  • Jones, J., Myerscough, M., Graham, S., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Honey Bee Nest Thermoregulation: Diversity Promotes Stability. Science, 305(5682), 402-404.
  • Paar, J., Oldroyd, B., Kastberger, G., Huettinger, E. (2004). Levels Of Polyandry In Apis Laboriosa Smith From Nepal. Insectes Sociaux, 51(3), 212-214.
  • Dampney, J., Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Measuring The Cost Of Worker Reproduction In Honeybees: Work Tempo In An 'Anarchic' Line. Apidologie, 35(1), 83-88.
  • Evans, J., Shearman, D., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Molecular Basis Of Sex Determination In Haplodiploids. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19(1), 1-3.
  • Franck, P., Cameron, E., Good, G., Rasplus, Y., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Nest Architecture And Genetic Differentiation In A Species Complex Of Australian Stingless Bees. Molecular Ecology, 13(8), 2317-2331.
  • Beekman, M., Martin, C., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Similar Policing Rates Of Eggs Laid By Virgin And Mated Honey-Bee Queens. Naturwissenschaften, 91(12), 598-601. [More Information]
  • Myerscough, M., Oldroyd, B. (2004). Simulation Models Of The Role Of Genetic Variability In Social Insect Task Allocation. Insectes Sociaux, 51(2), 146-152. [More Information]

2003

  • Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Oldroyd, B., Wongsiri, S., Palmer, K., Paar, J. (2003). A scientific note on the mating frequency of Apis dorsata Fabricius. Apidologie, 34, 85-86.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Different policing rates of eggs laid by queenright and queenless anarchistic honey-bee workers. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 54(5), 480-484. [More Information]
  • Halling, L., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Do policing honeybee workers (Apis mellifera) target eggs in drone comb? Insectes Sociaux, 50(1), 59-61. [More Information]
  • Ashe, A., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Do queens select sperm?: Response from Ashe and Oldroyd. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18(3), 108-108.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2003). Effects of cross-feeding anarchistic and wild type honey bees: anarchistic workers are not queen-like. Naturwissenschaften, 90(4), 189-192.
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B., Myerscough, M. (2003). Sticking to their choice - honey bee subfamilies abandon declining food sources at a slow but uniform rate. Ecological Entomology, 28(2), 233-238.

2002

  • Paar, J., Oldroyd, B., Huettinger, E., Kastberger, G. (2002). Drifting of workers in nest aggregations of the giant honeybee Apis dorsata. Apidologie, 33(6), 553-561.
  • Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F., Wossler, T. (2002). Egg-marking pheromones in honey-bees Apis mellifera. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, , 590-591. [More Information]
  • Johnson, R., Oldroyd, B., Barron, A., Crozier, R. (2002). Genetic Control of the Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Dance Language: Segregating Dance Forms in a Backcrossed Colony. Journal of Heredity: an international journal of genomic and evolutionary diversity, 93(3), 170-173.
  • Ashe, A., Oldroyd, B. (2002). Genetic determination of caste in harvester ants. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17(10), 448-449.
  • Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Oldroyd, B., Good, G., Halling, L., Ratnieks, F., Wongsiri, S. (2002). Lack of worker reproduction in the giant honey bee Apis dorsata Fabricius. Insectes Sociaux, 49(1), 80-85. [More Information]
  • Palmer, K., Oldroyd, B., Quezada-Euan, J., Paxton, R., May-Itza, W. (2002). Paternity frequency and maternity of males in some stingless bee species. Molecular Ecology, 11(10), 2107-2113.
  • Dampney, J., Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. (2002). Policing of adult honey bees with activated ovaries is error prone. Insectes Sociaux, 49(3), 270-274. [More Information]
  • Lapidge, K., Oldroyd, B., Spivak, M. (2002). Seven suggestive quantitative trait loci influence hygenic behavior of honey bees. Naturwissenschaften, 89(12), 565-568.
  • Rinderer, T., Oldroyd, B., de Guzman, L., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Wongsiri, S. (2002). Spatial distribution of the dwarf honey bees in an agroecosystem in southeastern Thailand. Apidologie, 33(6), 539-543.
  • Clarke, K., Rinderer, T., Franck, P., Quezada-Euan, J., Oldroyd, B. (2002). The Africanization of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) of the Yucatan: a study of a massive hybridization event across time. Evolution, 56(7), 1462-1474.
  • Oldroyd, B. (2002). The Cape honeybee: an example of a social cancer. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 17(6), 249-251.
  • Beekman, M., Calis, J., Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F. (2002). When do honey bee guards reject their former nestmates after swarming? Insectes Sociaux, 49(1), 56-61. [More Information]

2001

  • Green, C., Franck, P., Oldroyd, B. (2001). Characterization of microsatellite loci for Trigona carbonaria, a stingless bee endemic to Australia. Molecular Ecology Notes, 1, 89-92.
  • Franck, P., Oldroyd, B., Garnery, L., Loiseau, A., Hepburn, H., Solignac, M., Cornuet,, J. (2001). Genetic diversity of the honeybee in Africa: microsatellite and mitochondrial data. Heredity, 86, 420-430.
  • Palmer, K., Oldroyd, B. (2001). Mating frequency in Apis florea revisited (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Insectes Sociaux, 48, 40-43.
  • Clarke, K., Oldroyd, B., Javier,, J., Quezada-Euan, G., Rinderer, T. (2001). Origin of honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) from the Yucatan peninsula inferred from mitochondrial DNA analysis. Molecular Ecology, 10, 1347-1355.
  • Oldroyd, B., Wossler, T., Ratnieks, F. (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.
  • Barron, A., Oldroyd, B. (2001). Social regulation of ovary activation in 'anarchistic' honey-bees (Apis mellifera). Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 49, 214-219.
  • Palmer, K., Oldroyd, B., Franck, P., Hadisoesilo, S. (2001). Very high paternity frequency in Apis nigrocincta. Insectes Sociaux, 48, 327-332.
  • Oldroyd, B., Halling, L., Good, G., Barron, A., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Nanork,, P., Wongsiri, S., Ratnieks, F. (2001). Worker policing and worker reproduction in Apis cerana. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50, 371-377.
  • Halling, L., Oldroyd, B., Barron, A., Wattanachaiyingchareon, W., Nanork,, P., Wongsiri, S. (2001). Worker policing in the bee Apis florea. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 49, 509-513.
  • Barron, A., Oldroyd, B., Ratnieks, F. (2001). Worker reproduction in honey-bees (Apis) and the anarchic syndrome: a review. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 50, 199-208.

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