Professor Madeleine Beekman

A12 - Macleay Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8779
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Website Room 249, A12 - Macleay
Behaviour and Genetics of Social Insects lab

Biographical details

I joined the University of Sydney in May 2001 after having been a postdoc at the University of Sheffield (UK). I collaborate extensively with people scattered around the globe and love doing field work.

Research interests

I am generally interested in evolutionary questions, and social insects are an excellent model system. Currently my research interests can be grouped into four main themes:

  • Conflict and cooperation
  • Evolution of the dance language in the genus Apis
  • Decision-making in decentralised systems
  • Intergenomic conflict

For more information see my research and publication pages.

Selected grants

2014

  • The evolution of RNA viruses in honeybees; Beekman M; University of Sydney/MBI Seed Funding, Round 1, 2014.
  • International Union for the Study of Social Insects; Beekman M; Rural Industry Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC)/Travel Conference Support.
  • Asexual reproduction and social parasitism in honey bee invaders; Gloag R, Beekman M; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.
  • Intergenomic conflict and the evolution of uniparental inheritance of mitochondria; Beekman M, Lo N; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2013

  • Social insects as model systems in complexity science; Beekman M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Future Fellowships (FT).

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).

2009

  • House hunting honey bees: speed-accuracy trade-offs in collective decision-making; Beekman M, Myerscough M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2008

  • Video analysis suite for the integrative analysis of resource acquisition behaviour in animals; Simpson S, Shine R, Thompson M, Seebacher F, Pile A, McArthur C, Coleman R, Beekman M, Ward A, Sword G, Brooks R, Poore A, Bonduriansky R, Cassis G, Olsson M, Booth D, Williams S; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF).
  • Understanding social cancers: Intra-specific parasitism by honeybee workers; Beekman M, Oldroyd B; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2007

  • Optimisation in natural systems: ants, bees and slime moulds; Beekman M; Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP)/Research Grant.

2006

  • University of Sydney - International Senior Research Fellow; Beekman M; University of Sydney/International Senior Research Fellow.
  • On the move: the study of self-organised movement of animal groups with and without leadership; Simpson S, Beekman M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2004

  • Swarm movement: how does a small group of honeybee scouts guides a swarm of uniformed bees; Beekman M; Australian Academy of Science/Travel Award.

2003

  • JG Russell Award to assist with costs of research; Beekman M; Australian Academy of Science/Research Grant.
  • Social insect behaviour: the importance of individual decision making and information transfer; 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

  • Travel Grant-Cambridge 2001; Beekman M; Ian Potter Foundation/Research Grants.

Selected publications

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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 Elsevier.
  • Beekman, M., Dussutour, A. (2009). How to Tell Your Mates: Costs and Benefits of Different Recruitment Mechanisms. In Stefan Jarau, Michael Hrncir (Eds.), Food Exploitation By Social Insects: Ecological, Behavioral, and Theoretical Approaches (Contemporary Topics in Entomology), (pp. 115-134). Boca Raton, Florida USA: CRC Press.
  • Beekman, M., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2008). Biological foundations of swarm intelligence. In C Blum and D. Merkle (Eds.), Swarm Intelligence – Introduction and applications, (pp. 3-41). Berlin: Springer.

Journals

  • 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]
  • Yip, V., Beekman, M., Latty, T. (2014). Foraging strategies of the acellular slime moulds Didymium iridis and Didymium bahiense. Fungal Ecology, 11, 29-36. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Genetic reincarnation of workers as queens in the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Heredity, In Press. [More Information]
  • Preece, K., Beekman, M. (2014). Honeybee waggle dance error: adaption or constraint? Unravelling the complex dance language of honeybees. Animal Behaviour, 94, 19-26. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Beekman, M. (2014). Moving without a purpose: an experimental study of swarm guidance in the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 2020-2027. [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]
  • Beekman, M., Dowling, D., Aanen, D. (2014). The costs of being male: are there sex-specific effects of uniparental mitochondrial inheritance? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 369(1646), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Aanen, D., Spelbrink, J., Beekman, M. (2014). What cost mitochondria? The maintenance of functional mitochondrial DNA within and across generations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 369(2014), 1-8. [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]
  • Reid, C., Beekman, M., Latty, T., Dussutour, A. (2013). Amoeboid organism uses extracellular secretions to make smart foraging decisions. Behavioral Ecology, 24(4), 812-818. [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]
  • Schaerf, T., Makinson, J., Myerscough, M., Beekman, M. (2013). Do small swarms have an advantage when house hunting? The effect of swarm size on nest-site selection by Apis mellifera. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(87), 1-10. [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]
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2013). Keeping track of changes: the performance of ant colonies in dynamic environments. Animal Behaviour, 85(3), 637-643. [More Information]
  • Reid, C., Beekman, M. (2013). Solving the Towers of Hanoi – How an amoeboid organism efficiently constructs transport networks. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(9), 1546-1551. [More Information]
  • Ramsch, K., Reid, C., Beekman, M., Middendorf, M. (2012). A mathematical model of foraging in a dynamic environment by trail-laying Argentine ants. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 306, 32-45. [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]
  • 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]
  • Granovskiy, B., Latty, T., Duncan, M., Sumpter, D., Beekman, M. (2012). How dancing honey bees keep track of changes: the role of inspector bees. Behavioral Ecology, 23(3), 588-596. [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]
  • Reid, C., Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2012). Making a trail: informed Argentine ants lead colony to the best food by U-turning coupled with enhanced pheromone laying. Animal Behaviour, 84(6), 1579-1587. [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]
  • Reid, C., Latty, T., Dussutour, A., Beekman, M. (2012). Slime mold uses an externalized spatial "memory" to navigate in complex environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 109(43), 17490-17494. [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]
  • 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]
  • Diwold, K., Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2011). Deciding on the wing: In-flight decision making and search space sampling in the red dwarf honeybee Apis florea. Swarm Intelligence, 5(2), 121-141. [More Information]
  • Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Makinson, J., Beekman, M. (2011). Inaccurate and unverified information in decision making: a model for the nest site selection process of Apis florea. Animal Behaviour, 82(5), 995-1013. [More Information]
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2011). Irrational decision-making in an amoeboid organism: transitivity and context-dependent preferences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1703), 307-312. [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]
  • Reid, C., Sumpter, D., Beekman, M. (2011). Optimisation in a natural system: Argentine ants solve the Towers of Hanoi. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(1), 50-58. [More Information]
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2011). Speed-accuracy trade-offs during foraging decisions in the acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1705), 539-545. [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]
  • Latty, T., Ramsch, K., Ito, K., Nakagaki, T., Sumpter, D., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2011). Structure and formation of ant transportation networks. Journal of the Royal Society. Interface, 8(62), 1298-1306. [More Information]
  • Chen, T., Beekman, M., Ward, A. (2011). The role of female dominance hierarchies in the mating behaviour of mosquitofish. Biology Letters, 7(3), 343-345. [More Information]
  • Dussutour, A., Latty, T., Beekman, M., Simpson, S. (2010). Amoeboid organism solves complex nutritional challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 107(10), 4607-4611.
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2010). Food quality and the risk of light exposure affect patch-choice decisions in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum. Ecology, 91(1), 22-27.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2009). Food quality affects search strategy in the acellular slime mould, Physarum polycephalum. Behavioral Ecology, 20(6), 1160-1167.
  • Latty, T., Duncan, M., Beekman, M. (2009). High bee traffic disrupts transfer of directional information in flying honeybee swarms. Animal Behaviour, 78(1), 117-121. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Dussutour, A., Beekman, M., Nicolis, S., Meyer, B. (2009). Noise improves collective decision-making by ants in dynamic environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1677), 4353-4361.
  • 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]
  • Dussutour, A., Nicolis, S., Shephard, G., Beekman, M., Sumpter, D. (2009). The role of multiple pheromones in food recruitment by ants. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(15), 2337-2348.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Beekman, M., Lew, J. (2008). Foraging in honeybees - when does it pay to dance? Behavioral Ecology, 19(2), 255-262.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Janson, S., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2007). Searching for a new home - scouting behavior of honeybee swarms. Behavioral Ecology, 18(2), 384-392.
  • Beekman, M., Gilchrist, A., Duncan, M., Sumpter, D. (2007). What makes a honeybee scout? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(7), 985-995. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Peeters, C., O'Riain, J. (2006). Developmental divergence: neglected variable in understanding the evolution of reproductive skew in social animals. Behavioral Ecology, 17(4), 622-627.
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M., Fathke, R., Seeley, T. (2006). How does an informed minority of scouts guide a honeybee swarm as it flies to its new home? Animal Behaviour, 71(1), 161-171. [More Information]
  • Janson, S., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2006). Searching for a new home-scouting behavior of honeybee swarms. Behavioral Ecology, Published online(doi:10.1093/beheco/arl095), 1-8.
  • van Baalen, M., Beekman, M. (2006). The costs and benefits of genetic heterogeneity in resistance against parasites in social insects. The American Naturalist, 167(4), 568-577.
  • Janson, S., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2005). Honeybee swarms: how do scouts guide a swarm of uninformed bees? Animal Behaviour, 70(2), 349-358. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Honeybee workers use cues other than egg viability for policing. Biology Letters, 1(2), 129-132.
  • Beekman, M. (2005). How long will honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) be stimulated by scent to revisit past-profitable forage sites? Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 191(12), 1115-1120.
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Beekman, M. (2004). Busy Buzzers. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19(2), 65-66.
  • Beekman, M., Sumpter, D., Seraphides, N., Ratnieks, F. (2004). Comparing Foraging Behaviour Of Small And Large Honey Bee Colonies By Decoding Waggle Dances Made By Foragers. Functional Ecology, 18(6), 829-835.
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M. (2004). Is Her Majesty At Home? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19, 505-506.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Sumpter, D., Beekman, M. (2003). From nonlinearity to optimality: Pheromone trail foraging by ants. Animal Behaviour, 66(2), 273-280. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. (2003). Power over reproduction in social Hymenoptera. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 358(1438), 1741-1753.
  • Beekman, M., Komdeur, J., Ratnieks, F. (2003). Reproductive conflicts in social animals: who has power? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18(6), 277-282.
  • 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.
  • Beekman, M., Good, G., Allsopp, M., Radloff, S., Pirk, C., Ratnieks, F. (2002). A non-policing honey bee colony (Apis mellifera capensis). Naturwissenschaften, 89(10), 479-482. [More Information]
  • Calis, J., Boot, W., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M. (2002). Getting more than a fair share: nutrition of worker larvae related to social parasitism in the Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Apidologie, 33(2), 193-202.
  • Beekman, M., Wossler, T., Martin, S., Ratnieks, F. (2002). Parasitic Cape honey bee workers (Apis mellifera capensis) are not given differential treatment by African guards (A. m. scutellata). Insectes Sociaux, 49(3), 216-220. [More Information]
  • Martin, S., Beekman, M., Wossler, T., Ratnieks, F. (2002). Parasitic Cape honeybee workers, Apis mellifera capensis, evade policing. Nature, 415(2), 163-165.
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M., Sumpter, D., Ratnieks, F. (2001). Phase transition between disordered and ordered foraging in Pharaohs' ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 98(17), 9703-9706.

Conferences

  • Diwold, K., Beekman, M., Middendorf, M. (2010). Bee Nest Site Selection as an Optimization Process. Artificial Life XII, Cambridge 2010: MIT Press.
  • Schaerf, T., Makinson, J., Myerscough, M., Beekman, M. (2010). Making a Decision in Spite of the Noise: Nest-Site Selection by Apis Florea. XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects IUSSI 2010, Denmark: International Union for the Study of Social Insects.
  • Meyer, B., Beekman, M., Dussutour, A. (2008). Noise-Induced Adaptive Decision-Making in Ant-Foraging. From Animals to Animats 10: 10th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Germany: Springer.
  • Beekman, M., Wilkinson, I. (2004). What can Social Insects Teach Us About Marketing? Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2004, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

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]
  • Yip, V., Beekman, M., Latty, T. (2014). Foraging strategies of the acellular slime moulds Didymium iridis and Didymium bahiense. Fungal Ecology, 11, 29-36. [More Information]
  • Holmes, M., Tan, K., Wang, Z., Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2014). Genetic reincarnation of workers as queens in the Eastern honeybee Apis cerana. Heredity, In Press. [More Information]
  • Preece, K., Beekman, M. (2014). Honeybee waggle dance error: adaption or constraint? Unravelling the complex dance language of honeybees. Animal Behaviour, 94, 19-26. [More Information]
  • Makinson, J., Beekman, M. (2014). Moving without a purpose: an experimental study of swarm guidance in the Western honey bee, Apis mellifera. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 2020-2027. [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]
  • Beekman, M., Dowling, D., Aanen, D. (2014). The costs of being male: are there sex-specific effects of uniparental mitochondrial inheritance? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 369(1646), 1-7. [More Information]
  • Aanen, D., Spelbrink, J., Beekman, M. (2014). What cost mitochondria? The maintenance of functional mitochondrial DNA within and across generations. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 369(2014), 1-8. [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

  • Reid, C., Beekman, M., Latty, T., Dussutour, A. (2013). Amoeboid organism uses extracellular secretions to make smart foraging decisions. Behavioral Ecology, 24(4), 812-818. [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]
  • Schaerf, T., Makinson, J., Myerscough, M., Beekman, M. (2013). Do small swarms have an advantage when house hunting? The effect of swarm size on nest-site selection by Apis mellifera. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 10(87), 1-10. [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]
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2013). Keeping track of changes: the performance of ant colonies in dynamic environments. Animal Behaviour, 85(3), 637-643. [More Information]
  • Reid, C., Beekman, M. (2013). Solving the Towers of Hanoi – How an amoeboid organism efficiently constructs transport networks. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216(9), 1546-1551. [More Information]

2012

  • Ramsch, K., Reid, C., Beekman, M., Middendorf, M. (2012). A mathematical model of foraging in a dynamic environment by trail-laying Argentine ants. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 306, 32-45. [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]
  • 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]
  • Granovskiy, B., Latty, T., Duncan, M., Sumpter, D., Beekman, M. (2012). How dancing honey bees keep track of changes: the role of inspector bees. Behavioral Ecology, 23(3), 588-596. [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]
  • Reid, C., Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2012). Making a trail: informed Argentine ants lead colony to the best food by U-turning coupled with enhanced pheromone laying. Animal Behaviour, 84(6), 1579-1587. [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]
  • Reid, C., Latty, T., Dussutour, A., Beekman, M. (2012). Slime mold uses an externalized spatial "memory" to navigate in complex environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 109(43), 17490-17494. [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]
  • 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]
  • Diwold, K., Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2011). Deciding on the wing: In-flight decision making and search space sampling in the red dwarf honeybee Apis florea. Swarm Intelligence, 5(2), 121-141. [More Information]
  • Schaerf, T., Myerscough, M., Makinson, J., Beekman, M. (2011). Inaccurate and unverified information in decision making: a model for the nest site selection process of Apis florea. Animal Behaviour, 82(5), 995-1013. [More Information]
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2011). Irrational decision-making in an amoeboid organism: transitivity and context-dependent preferences. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1703), 307-312. [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]
  • Reid, C., Sumpter, D., Beekman, M. (2011). Optimisation in a natural system: Argentine ants solve the Towers of Hanoi. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 214(1), 50-58. [More Information]
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2011). Speed-accuracy trade-offs during foraging decisions in the acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1705), 539-545. [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]
  • Latty, T., Ramsch, K., Ito, K., Nakagaki, T., Sumpter, D., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2011). Structure and formation of ant transportation networks. Journal of the Royal Society. Interface, 8(62), 1298-1306. [More Information]
  • Chen, T., Beekman, M., Ward, A. (2011). The role of female dominance hierarchies in the mating behaviour of mosquitofish. Biology Letters, 7(3), 343-345. [More Information]

2010

  • Dussutour, A., Latty, T., Beekman, M., Simpson, S. (2010). Amoeboid organism solves complex nutritional challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 107(10), 4607-4611.
  • Diwold, K., Beekman, M., Middendorf, M. (2010). Bee Nest Site Selection as an Optimization Process. Artificial Life XII, Cambridge 2010: MIT Press.
  • 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 Elsevier.
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2010). Food quality and the risk of light exposure affect patch-choice decisions in the slime mold Physarum polycephalum. Ecology, 91(1), 22-27.
  • 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]
  • Schaerf, T., Makinson, J., Myerscough, M., Beekman, M. (2010). Making a Decision in Spite of the Noise: Nest-Site Selection by Apis Florea. XVI Congress of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects IUSSI 2010, Denmark: International Union for the Study of Social Insects.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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

  • 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.
  • Latty, T., Beekman, M. (2009). Food quality affects search strategy in the acellular slime mould, Physarum polycephalum. Behavioral Ecology, 20(6), 1160-1167.
  • Latty, T., Duncan, M., Beekman, M. (2009). High bee traffic disrupts transfer of directional information in flying honeybee swarms. Animal Behaviour, 78(1), 117-121. [More Information]
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M., Dussutour, A. (2009). How to Tell Your Mates: Costs and Benefits of Different Recruitment Mechanisms. In Stefan Jarau, Michael Hrncir (Eds.), Food Exploitation By Social Insects: Ecological, Behavioral, and Theoretical Approaches (Contemporary Topics in Entomology), (pp. 115-134). Boca Raton, Florida USA: CRC Press.
  • Oldroyd, B., Beekman, M. (2009). Intergenerational reproductive parasitism in a stingless bee. Molecular Ecology, 18(19), 3958-3960.
  • Dussutour, A., Beekman, M., Nicolis, S., Meyer, B. (2009). Noise improves collective decision-making by ants in dynamic environments. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 276(1677), 4353-4361.
  • 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]
  • Dussutour, A., Nicolis, S., Shephard, G., Beekman, M., Sumpter, D. (2009). The role of multiple pheromones in food recruitment by ants. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 212(15), 2337-2348.
  • 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

  • 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., Sword, G., Simpson, S. (2008). Biological foundations of swarm intelligence. In C Blum and D. Merkle (Eds.), Swarm Intelligence – Introduction and applications, (pp. 3-41). Berlin: Springer.
  • 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.
  • Beekman, M., Lew, J. (2008). Foraging in honeybees - when does it pay to dance? Behavioral Ecology, 19(2), 255-262.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • Meyer, B., Beekman, M., Dussutour, A. (2008). Noise-Induced Adaptive Decision-Making in Ant-Foraging. From Animals to Animats 10: 10th International Conference on Simulation of Adaptive Behavior, Germany: Springer.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • Janson, S., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2007). Searching for a new home - scouting behavior of honeybee swarms. Behavioral Ecology, 18(2), 384-392.
  • Beekman, M., Gilchrist, A., Duncan, M., Sumpter, D. (2007). What makes a honeybee scout? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 61(7), 985-995. [More Information]

2006

  • Beekman, M., Peeters, C., O'Riain, J. (2006). Developmental divergence: neglected variable in understanding the evolution of reproductive skew in social animals. Behavioral Ecology, 17(4), 622-627.
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M., Fathke, R., Seeley, T. (2006). How does an informed minority of scouts guide a honeybee swarm as it flies to its new home? Animal Behaviour, 71(1), 161-171. [More Information]
  • Janson, S., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2006). Searching for a new home-scouting behavior of honeybee swarms. Behavioral Ecology, Published online(doi:10.1093/beheco/arl095), 1-8.
  • van Baalen, M., Beekman, M. (2006). The costs and benefits of genetic heterogeneity in resistance against parasites in social insects. The American Naturalist, 167(4), 568-577.

2005

  • Janson, S., Middendorf, M., Beekman, M. (2005). Honeybee swarms: how do scouts guide a swarm of uninformed bees? Animal Behaviour, 70(2), 349-358. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Oldroyd, B. (2005). Honeybee workers use cues other than egg viability for policing. Biology Letters, 1(2), 129-132.
  • Beekman, M. (2005). How long will honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) be stimulated by scent to revisit past-profitable forage sites? Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology Sensory Neural and Behavioral Physiology, 191(12), 1115-1120.
  • 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]
  • 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

  • Beekman, M. (2004). Busy Buzzers. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19(2), 65-66.
  • Beekman, M., Sumpter, D., Seraphides, N., Ratnieks, F. (2004). Comparing Foraging Behaviour Of Small And Large Honey Bee Colonies By Decoding Waggle Dances Made By Foragers. Functional Ecology, 18(6), 829-835.
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M. (2004). Is Her Majesty At Home? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 19, 505-506.
  • 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]
  • Beekman, M., Wilkinson, I. (2004). What can Social Insects Teach Us About Marketing? Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference ANZMAC 2004, New Zealand: Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy (ANZMAC).

2003

  • 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]
  • 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.
  • Sumpter, D., Beekman, M. (2003). From nonlinearity to optimality: Pheromone trail foraging by ants. Animal Behaviour, 66(2), 273-280. [More Information]
  • Beekman, M., Ratnieks, F. (2003). Power over reproduction in social Hymenoptera. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. Biological Sciences, 358(1438), 1741-1753.
  • Beekman, M., Komdeur, J., Ratnieks, F. (2003). Reproductive conflicts in social animals: who has power? Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 18(6), 277-282.
  • 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

  • Beekman, M., Good, G., Allsopp, M., Radloff, S., Pirk, C., Ratnieks, F. (2002). A non-policing honey bee colony (Apis mellifera capensis). Naturwissenschaften, 89(10), 479-482. [More Information]
  • Calis, J., Boot, W., Allsopp, M., Beekman, M. (2002). Getting more than a fair share: nutrition of worker larvae related to social parasitism in the Cape honey bee Apis mellifera capensis. Apidologie, 33(2), 193-202.
  • Beekman, M., Wossler, T., Martin, S., Ratnieks, F. (2002). Parasitic Cape honey bee workers (Apis mellifera capensis) are not given differential treatment by African guards (A. m. scutellata). Insectes Sociaux, 49(3), 216-220. [More Information]
  • Martin, S., Beekman, M., Wossler, T., Ratnieks, F. (2002). Parasitic Cape honeybee workers, Apis mellifera capensis, evade policing. Nature, 415(2), 163-165.
  • 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

  • Beekman, M., Sumpter, D., Ratnieks, F. (2001). Phase transition between disordered and ordered foraging in Pharaohs' ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) of the United States of America, 98(17), 9703-9706.

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