• Honeybees (partly marked) on the edge of a brood frame
Chair of Behavioral Physiology & Sociobiology

Koeniger, Gudrun

Dr. Gudrun Koeniger

External member
Zoology II / Scheiner lab
Universität Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
Link: Scheiner lab
Portrait of Dr. Gudrun Koeniger

Honey bee reproduction in Apis. Special emphasis on Asian honey bees, Apis cerana, Apis koschevnikovi (rediscovery 1988), Apis nuluensis (description 1996), Apis dorsata, Apis florea, Apis andreniformis. Research on biology of parasitic honeybee mites (Varroa destructor, Varroa jacobsoni, Tropilaelaps clareae, Tropilaelaps koenigerum) Together with Prof. Dr. N. Koeniger development of a device to control horizontal transfer of Varroa destructor in cooperation with Bayer Animal Health, Leverkusen

  • Gorshkov, V., Blenau, W., Koeniger, G., Römpp, A., Vilcinskas, A., and Spengler, B. (2015) Protein and Peptide Composition of Male Accessory Glands of Apis mellifera Drones Investigated by Mass Spectrometry, PLOS ONE, Public Library of Science 10, 1–19.
  • Koeniger, N., and Koeniger, G. (2000) Reproductive isolation among species of the genus Apis, Apidologie 31, 313–339.
  • Koeniger, G., Hänel, H., Wissel, M., and Herth, W. (1996) Cornual gland of the honeybee drone (Apis mellifera L): structure and secretion, Apidologie 27, 145–158.
  • Koeniger, G., Koeniger, N., Mardan, M., Otis, G., and Wongsiri, S. (1991) Comparative anatomy of male genital organs in the genus Apis, Apidologie 22, 539–552.
  • Koeniger, G. (1990) The role of the mating sign in honey bees, Apis mellifera L.: does it hinder or promote multiple mating?, Animal Behaviour 39, 444–449.
  • Koeniger, G., Koeniger, N., Pechhacker, H., Ruttner, F., and Berg, S. (1989) Assortative mating in a mixed population of European Honeybees, Apis mellifera ligustica and Apis mellifera carnica, Insectes Sociaux 36, 129–138.