Publications by Rob Manning

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Peng, Y., D'Antuono, M. F., & Manning, R. Effects of pollen and artificial diets on the hypopharyngeal glands of newly hatched bees (Apis mellifera L.). J Apic. Res. 51: 53-62.
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Earlier publications

Manning, R., Sakai H., & Eaton, L. (2010) Methods and modifications to enhance the abundance of pollen on forager honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) exiting from beehives: implications for contract pollination services. Australian Journal of Entomology 49, 278-285.

Manning, R., Speijers J., Harvey M. & Black, J. (2010) Added vegetable and fish oils to low-fat pollen diets: effect on honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) consumption. Australian Journal of Entomology 49, 182-189.

Manning, R., Rutkay, A., Eaton, L. & Dell, B. (2007) Lipid-enhanced pollen and lipid-reduced flour diets and their effect on the longevity of honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) Australian Journal of Entomology 46: 251-257.

Manning, R., Lancaster, K., Rutkay, A. & Eaton, L. (2007) Survey of feral honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies for Nosema apis in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 47: 883-886.

Manning, R. & Wallis, I. R. (2005) Seed yields in canola (Brassica napus cv. Karoo) depend on the distance of plants from honeybee apiaries. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 45: 1307-1313.

Manning, R. (2002) The Beetube - a new honey bee pollination device in Western Australia. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 42: 643-647.

Manning, R. & Harvey, M. (2002) Fatty acids in honey bee collected pollens from six endemic Western Australian eucalypts and the possible significance to the Western Australian beekeeping industry. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 42: 217-223.

Manning, R. (2001) Fatty acids in pollen: a review of their importance for honey bees. Bee World 82(2): 60-75.

Manning, R. & Boland, J. (2000) A preliminary investigation into honey bee (Apis mellifera) pollination of canola (Brassica napus cv Karoo). Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 40(3): 439-442.

Eren, H., Whiffler, L. & Manning, R. (1997) Electronic sensing and identification of queen bees in honey bee colonies. IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference, Ottawa, Canada May 19-21.

Manning, R. (1997) The honey bee debate: a critique of scientific studies of honey bees Apis mellifera and their alleged impact on Australian wildlife. The Victorian Naturalist 114(1): 13-22.

Manning, R. (1996) The evaluation of the Western Australian queen bee breeding program. Australian Journal of Experimental Agriculture 36(4): 513-518.

Manning, R. (1994) Evaluation of an eleven year queen bee breeding programme in Western Australia. Proceedings of the Australian Society of Animal Production 20: 411.

Potter, I.C., Manning, R. J. G. & Loneragan, N. R. (1991) Size, movements, distribution and gonadal stage of the western king prawn (Penaeus latisulcatus) in a temperate estuary and local marine waters. Journal of Zoology (London), 223: 419-445.

Kirkman, H., Humphries, P. & Manning, R. (1991) The epibenthic fauna of seagrass beds and bare sand in Princess Royal Harbour and King George Sound, Albany, south-western Australia. In: Proceedings of the Third International Marine Biological Workshop: The Marine Flora and Fauna of Albany, Western Australia. Western Australian Museum, Perth 2 volumes, 722 pages. (2): 553-563.

Potter, I., Baronie, F., Manning, R. & Loneragan, N. (1989) Reproductive biology and growth of the Western School prawn, Metapenaeus dalli, in a large Western Australian estuary. Australian Journal of Marine Freshwater Research 40: 327-340.

Manning, R. (1988) Two new species of Metapenaeopsis (Crustacea:Decapoda) from south Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 14(1): 91-103.

Manning, R. J. G. (1987) Range extensions of Metapenaeopsis lamellata (de Haan) and Trachypenaeus curvirostris (Stimpson) (Crustacea:Decapoda) off south-western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 13(3): 577-578

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