Publicaciones 2020

Farina WM, Arenas A, Diaz PC, Susic Martin C, Estravis Barcala MC. (2020). Learning of a mimic
odor within honey bee hives improves pollination service efficiency in a commercial crop. Current
Biology, 30, 1-7.

Balbuena MS, Farina WM (2020). Chemosensory reception in the stingless bee Tetragonisca
angustula, Journal of Insect Physiology, doi:

Vázquez DE, Balbuena MS, Chaves F, Gora J, Menzel R Farina WM (2020). Sleep in honey bees is
affected by the herbicide glyphosate. Scientific Reports, 10 (1), 1-8.

Vázquez D, Farina WM (2020). Differences in pre-imaginal development of the honey bee Apis
mellifera between in vitro and in-hive contexts. Apidologie.

Vázquez D, Latorre-Estivalis JM, Ons S, Farina WM (2020). Chronic exposure to glyphosate induces
transcriptional changes in honey bee larva: a toxicogenomic study. Environmental Pollution,
261, 114148

Publicaciones 2019

Farina WM, Balbuena MS, Herbert LH, Mengoni Goñalons C, Vazquez DE.

Effects of the herbicide glyphosate on honey bee sensory and cognitive abilities: individual impairments with implications for the hive. (2019). Insects, 10(10), 354.


Estravis Barcala MC, Palottini F, Farina WM (2019)

Honey bee and native solitary bee foraging behavior in a crop with dimorphic parental lines. PLoS ONE 14(10):e0223865.


Balbuena MS, González A, Farina WM (2019).

Characterizing honeybee cuticular hydrocarbons during foraging. Sociobiology 66(1)


Hrncir M, Maia-Silva C, Farina WM (2019).

Honey bee workers generate low-frequency vibrations that are reliable indicators of their activity level. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 205: 79 86.

DOI: 10.1007/s00359-018-1305-x

Gatica Hernández I, Palottini F, Macri I, Galmarini CR, Farina WM (2019).

Appetitive behavior of the honey bee Apis mellifera L. in response to phenolic compounds naturally found in nectars. Journal of Experimental Biology 222, jeb189910.



Publicaciones 2018

-Vázquez DE, Ilina N, Pagano EA, Zavala JA, Farina WM (2018).

Glyphosate affects the larval development of honey bees depending on the susceptibility of colonies.

PLoS ONE 13(10): e0205074. pone.0205074

-Balbuena MS, González A, Farina WM (2018). Characterization of cuticular  hydrocarbons according to colony duties in the stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula. Apidologie 49:185–195.

-Palottini F, Estravis Barcala MC, Farina WM. Odor learning in classical conditioning of proboscis extension in the South American native bumblebee Bombus atratus (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Frontiers in Psychology. 9:603.doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.00603

-Moauro MA, Balbuena MS, Farina WM. Assessment of appetitive behavior in honeybee dance followers. Frontiers in Behavioral Neurosciences 12:74.doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00074

-Grosso JP, Barneto J, Velarde RA, Pagano EA, Zabala JA, Farina WM (2018). An early sensitive period induces long-lasting plasticity in the honey bee nervous system. Frontiers in Behavioral Neurosciences 12:11. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2018.00011

-Mengoni Goñalons C, Farina WM (2018). Impaired associative learning after chronic exposure to pesticides in young adult honey bees. Journal of Experimental Biology 221, jeb176644. doi:10.1242/jeb.176644

Publicaciones 2016

-Ramírez G, Fagundez C, Grosso JP, Argibay P, Arenas A, Farina WM (2016). Odor experiences during preimaginal stages cause behavioral and neural plasticity in adult honeybees. Frontiers in Behavioral Neurosciences 10:105. doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00105

-Mengoni Goñalons C, Guiraud M, de Brito Sanchez MG, Farina WM (2016), Insulin effects on honeybee appetitive behavior. Journal of Experimental Biology 219:3003-3008 doi:10.1242/jeb.143511

-Susic Martin C, Farina WM (2016). Honeybee floral constancy and pollination efficiency in sunflower (Hellianthus annuus) crops for hybrid seed production. Apidologie, 47:161–170.

Publicaciones 2015

-Mengoni Goñalons C, Farina WM (2015). Effects of sublethal doses of imidacloprid on young adult honeybee behavior. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140814. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140814

-Mc Cabe SI, Hrncir M, Farina WM (2015). Vibrating donor-partners during trophallaxis modulate associative learning ability of food receivers in the stingless bee Melipona quadrifasciata. Learning and Motivation, 50:11-21.

-Balbuena MS, Tison L, Hahn M-L, Greggers U, Menzel R, Farina WM (2015). Effects of sub-lethal doses of glyphosate on honeybee navigation. Journal of Experimental Biology, 218;2799-2805 doi:10.1242/jeb.117291.

-Lazzari C, Farina WM, Giurfa M, Roces F (2015). Obituary. In memoriam of Prof. Josué A. Núñez (1924-2014). Journal of Insect Physiology, 72:52-52.

Publicaciones 2014

-Herbert L, Vázquez D, Arenas A, Farina WM (2014). Effects of field-realistic doses of glyphosate on honeybee appetitive behavior. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217:3457-3464.  doi:10.1242/jeb.109520

-Arenas A, Farina WM (2014). Bias to pollen odors is affected by early exposure and foraging experience. Journal of Insect Physiology, 66: 28-36. hppt://

Publicaciones 2013

-Grüter C, Schürch R, Farina WM (2013). Task-partitioning in insect societies: non-random interactions affect both colony efficiency and information flow. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 327: 23–33.

-Díaz PC, Arenas A, Fernandez V, Susic Martin, C, Basilio A, Farina WM (2013). Honeybee cognitive ecology in a fluctuating agricultural setting of apple and pear trees. Behavioral Ecology 24 (5): 1058-1067 doi:10.1093/beheco/art026

-Arenas A, Ramírez G, Balbuena MS, Farina WM (2013). Behavioral and neural plasticity caused by early social experiences: the case of the honeybee. Frontiers in Physiology . 4:41.doi: 10.3389/fphys.2013.00041. Review article.

-Scheiner R, Abramson CI, Brodschneider R, Crailsheim K, Farina WM, Fuchs S,Grünewald B, Hahshold S, Karrer M, Koeniger G, Koeniger N, Menzel R, Mujagic S, Radspieler G, Schmickl T, Schneider C, Siegel AJ, Szopek M, Thenius R (2013). Behavioral protocols for honey bees. In: The COLOSS BEEBOOK: standard methodologies for Apis mellifera research. (Ed. By V ietemann, JD Ellis, P Neumann). Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4): Review article

Publicaciones 2012

-Fernández VM, Giurfa M, Devaud JM, Farina WM (2012). Latent inhibition in an insect: the role of aminergic signaling. Learning and Memory, 19: 593-597. doi/10.1101/lm.028167.112.

-Balbuena MS, Arenas A, Farina WM, (2012). Floral scents learned inside the honey bee hive have a long-lasting effect on recruitment. Animal Behaviour, 84: 77-83. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.04.008

-Arenas A, Farina WM (2012). Learned olfactory cues affect pollen-foraging preferences in honeybees. Animal Behaviour, 83:1023-1033. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.01.026

-Arenas A, Giurfa M, Sandoz JC, Hourcade B, Devaud JM, Farina WM (2012). Early olfactory experience induces structural changes in the primary olfactory center of an insect brain. European Journal of Neuroscience, 35: 682–690. doi:10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.07999.x

-Balbuena MS, Molinas J, Farina WM (2012). Honeybee recruitment to scented food sources: correlations between in-hive social interactions and foraging decision making. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66:445–452. DOI 10.1007/s00265-011-1290-3

-Farina WM, Grüter C, Arenas A (2012). Olfactory information transfer during recruitment in honeybees. In: Honeybee neurobiology and behavior – A tribute for Randolf Menzel (Ed. by G. Galizia, D. Eisenhardt & M. Giurfa). Heidelberg, Springer, pp. 89-102.