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Educational & Community Resources

Sure, we love research! But we also just really love bees - and we hope you do, too!

The goal of the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolutional and Conservation is to bring together researchers from across the globe, to understand more about bees, bee communities, their needs, the variety of causes for observed declines, and to help people make changes in support of bees.

Below, find resources to help you learn more about bees, how we are joining up with the City of Toronto to improve the habitat for native pollinators, and how you can help the bees!

Community Resources


PollinateTO provides funding for pollinator gardens located in all Toronto neighbourhoods. Priority will be given to projects located in Toronto’s 31 Neighbourhood Improvement Areas (NIAs).

Applications will open from September 27 to October 18, 2021. Gardens will be planted in 2022.

by: Clement F. Kent

Researchers have found that gardens planted with an abundance of flowers blooming a long period can bring pollinator numbers up in areas that had been losing them - adding nesting sites and changing garden care practices have a big impact too!

Bees of Toronto: A Guide to their Remarkable World

Imagine a Toronto with flourishing natural habitats and an
urban environment made safe for a great diversity of wildlife
species. Envision a city whose residents treasure their daily encounters...

Educational Posters

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Public Events

What is BeeCon?

BeeCon began as an annual, free event called the Southern Ontario Bee Researchers' Symposium in 2011. Each year it has expanded and both scope and geographic reach - and we couldn't "bee" happier about that. Our goal is to connect bee researchers across the planet, building interdisciplinary research opportunities and a broad community of bee researchers, non-profit organizations, industry professionals, and the greater public that are supporting bees!

Find out more about BeeCon

See our other upcoming events & news from our labs

Wild Bee Buzz Talks, during the Summer Speaker Series at High Park (2019)

Bumble bee nest searching (2019)