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Research Article

Predictive Markers of Honey Bee Colony Collapse

  • Benjamin Dainat mail,

    benjamin.dainat@alp.admin.ch

    Affiliation: Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Jay D. Evans,

    Affiliation: Bee Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Yan Ping Chen,

    Affiliation: Bee Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Laurent Gauthier,

    Affiliation: Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Peter Neumann

    Affiliations: Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland, Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

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  • Published: February 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0032151

About the Authors

Benjamin Dainat, Laurent Gauthier, Peter Neumann
Swiss Bee Research Centre, Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux Research Station ALP, Bern, Switzerland
Jay D. Evans, Yan Ping Chen
Bee Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
Peter Neumann
Department of Zoology and Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

Corresponding Author

Email: benjamin.dainat@alp.admin.ch

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BD PN. Performed the experiments: BD. Analyzed the data: BD JDE YPC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BD LG PN. Wrote the paper: BD JDE YPC LG PN.