Hannelie Human

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InstitutionDepartment of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria
 
Postal addressLynnwood road
 Hatfield
Pretoria
Gauteng
0083
South Africa
 
Office phone+27 12 420 2548
Mobile phone+27 82 473 2069
Fax+27 12 362 5242
E-mailhhuman@zoology.up.ac.za
 
Job /  professional statusResearcher
 
Preferred COLOSS theme(s)   Pests & Pathogens
COLOSS Project(s)   Monitoring,BEEBOOK
COLOSS Taskforce(s)   Varroa control
 
Research interestsBee pests & diseases
 Nutrition
 Pesticides
 
Publications1. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W., (2003) Digestion of maize and sunflower pollen by the spotted maize beetle Astylus atromaculatus (Melyridae): is there a role for osmotic shock? Journal of Insect Physiology 49: 633-643.

2. Nepi, M., Human, H., Nicolson, S.W., Cresti, L. and Pacini, M., (2006) Nectary structure and nectar presentation in Aloe castanea and A. greatheadii var. davyana. Plant Systematics and Evolution 257: 45-55.

3. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W. Dietemann, V., (2006) Do honeybees, Apis mellifera scutellata, regulate humidity in their nest? Naturwissenschaften. 93: 397-401.

4. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W., (2006) Nutritional content of fresh, bee-collected and stored pollen of Aloe greatheadii var. davyana (Asphodelaceae). Phytochemistry 67: 1486-1492.

5. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W. Strauss, K, Pirk, C.W.W and Dietemann, V., (2007) Influence of pollen quality on ovarian development in honeybee workers (Apis mellifera scutellata) Journal of Insect Physiology 53: 649-655.

6. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W., (2008) Flower structure and nectar availability in Aloe greatheadii var davyana: an evaluation of a winter nectar source for honeybees. International Journal of Plant Sciences 169: 598-605.

7. Nicolson, S.W., Human, H., (2008) Bees get a head start on honey production. Biology Letters 4:299-301 Symes, C.T; Human, H. Nicolson, S.W. (2009) Appearances can be deceiving: pollination in two sympatic winter flowering Aloe species. South African Journal of Botany 75: 668–674

8. Pirk, C.W.W., Boodhoo, C., Human, H., S. W. Nicolson, (2010) The importance of protein type and protein to carbohydrate ratio for survival and ovarian activation of caged honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata). Apidologie 41: 62–72

9. Strauss, U., Human, H., Crewe, R.M. Pirk, C.W.W. (2010) The first report of storage mites, Caloglyphus Hughesi (Acaridae) on Laboratory reared Aethina tumida Murray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae) in South Africa. African Entomology 18(2): 379-382.

10. Human, H, Crewe, R.M., Pirk, C.W.W. and Dietemann, V. (2011) The honeybee disease American Foulbrood - an African perspective. African Entomology 19(3) pp 551 – 557.

11. Nicolson, S.W. and Human, H. (2013) Chemical composition of the ‘low quality’ pollen of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L., Asteraceae) Apidologie 44: 144 – 152. DOI 10.1007/s13592-012-0166-5

12. Strauss, U., Human, H, Gauthier,L., Crewe, R.M., Dietemann, V. and Pirk, C.W.W
(2013) Seasonal prevalence of pathogens and parasites in the savannah honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 114(1):45-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.jip.2013.05.003

13. Pirk, C.W.W Human, H. Crewe, R.M., and vanEngelsdorp, D. 2014. A survey of managed honeybee colony losses in the Republic of South Africa - 2009 to 2011. Journal of Apicultural Research 53(1): 35-42

Articles submitted
1.Strauss, U., Crewe, R.M., Dietemann, V. Pirk, C.W.W and Human, H. Infestation rates of Varroa destructor and Braula coeca in the savannah honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata). - Submitted to Journal of Apicultural Research.

2.Strauss, U., Crewe, R.M., Dietemann, V. Pirk, C.W.W and Human, H. Impact of Varroa destructor on honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) colony development in South Africa - Submitted to Journal of Experimental and Applied Acarology.

3.Human, H., Archer, R., Pirk, C.W.W and Nicolson, S.W. Effects of nicotine on artificially reared worker larvae of Apis mellifera scutellata. The results will be published in a special issue on Insect Nutritional Homeostasis in Journal of Insect Physiology.

Book chapters and published as articles
1.vanEngelsdorp, D., Brodschneider, R., Brostaux, Y., van der Zee, R., Pisa, L., Underwood, R., Lengerich, E.J., Spleen, A., Neumann, P., Wilkins, S., Budge, G.E., Pietravalle, S., Allier, F., Vallon, J., Human, H., Muz, M., Le Conte, Y., Caron, D., Baylis, K., Haubruge, E., Pernal, S., Melathopoulos, A., Saegerman, C., Pettis, J.S. and Kim Nguyen, B. 2011. Calculating and Reporting Managed Honey Bee Colony Losses in Honey Bee Colony Health: Challenges & Sustainable Solutions. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC

2.D. C. de Graaf, A. M. Alippi, K. Antunez, K. A. Aronstein, D. Behrens, G. Budge, D. De Koker, L. De Smet, D. W. Dingman, J. D. Evans, L. J. Foster, A. Fünfhaus, E. Garcia-Gonzalez, A. Gregorc, H. Human, K. D. Murray, K. B Nguyen, L. Poppinga, M. Spivak, D. VanEngelsdorp, S. Wilkins and E. Genersch. (2013) Selected techniques and protocols in American foulbrood research In: The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Eds. Dietemann V, Ellis J, Neumann P), IBRA publications and Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1): DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.11

3.D. vanEngelsdorp, E. Lengerich, A. Spleen, B. Dainat, J. Cresswell, K. Baylis, K. B. Nguyen, V. Soroker, R. Underwood, H. Human, Y. Le Conte, C. Saegerman. (2013) Use of Epidemiological Methods to Understand and Improve Honey Bee Health. In: The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Eds. Dietemann V, Ellis J, Neumann P), IBRA publications and Journal of Apicultural Research 52(1) DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.1.08

4.Human, H, Brodschneider, R, Dietemann,V., Dively, G., Ellis, J.D., Forsgren, E., Fries, I., Hatjina, F., Hu, F-L., Jaffé, R., Bruun Jensen,A., Köhler,A., Magyar, J.P., Özkýrým,A., Pirk,C.W.W., Rose,R., Strauss, U., Tanner,G., Tarpy, D.R., van der Steen, J. J. M, Vaudo,A., Vejsnæs, F., Wilde,J., Williams, J.R. and Zheng, H-Q. (2013) Miscellaneous Protocols. In: The COLOSS BEEBOOK (Eds. Dietemann V, Ellis J, Neumann P), IBRA publications and Journal of Apicultural Research 52(4): DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.4.10

Non-refereed scientific publications or popular scientific articles
1. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W., (2007) Bees on the aloe fields: the quality of aloe pollen. South African
Bee Journal 79, 25-27.

2. Human, H., Nicolson, S.W., (2008) Bees on the aloe fields: the quality of aloe nectar. South African
Bee Journal, 80, 42-45.

3. Human, H. and Pirk, C.W.W (2010) Honey bee diseases, Part 1 Southern African Honey Council
(SAHC) Newsletter 2(2):12-15.

4. Human, H., Crewe, R. and Pirk, C.W.W (2010) News from the SIRG at the University of Pretoria.
South African Bee Journal, 82 (3): 77-78

5. Human, H. and Pirk, C.W.W (submitted) Honey bee diseases, Part 2; 3 Southern African Honey
Council (SAHC) Newsletter

6. Human H and Pirk C. 2011. SIRG and Coloss. South African Bee Journal 83(1):33-36.

7. Dietemann, V., Crewe, R.,.Pirk, C. and Human, H. (2011) Should we worry about African honeybees?
South African Bee Journal. 83(2):78-79

8. Human, H., Pirk, C., Dietemann, V. and Kryger, P. 2011 Honey bee diseases Series I: Bacterial
diseases. South African Bee Journal.83: 171-179

9. Human, H., Pirk, C., Dietemann, V. and Kryger, P. 2012 Honey bee diseases Series 2: Parasites:
tracheal mites, small hive beetles and wax moths. South African Bee Journal.84:43-47

10. Human, H., Pirk, C., Dietemann, V. and Kryger, P. 2012 Honey bee diseases Series 3: Varroa and
viruses. South African Bee Journal. 84 (2): 43-47.

11.C.W.W Pirk, H Human, K Crous and U Strauss. 2012. Working Manual SIRG Apiaries: Beekeeping 101. University of Pretoria, Pretoria.

12. Human, H., Pirk, C., Dietemann, V. and Kryger, P. 2012 Honey bee diseases Series 4: Fungi. South
African Bee Journal 84 (3): 132-137