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BeeBST - Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks

What is BeeBST?

Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks (BeeBST) is a series of monthly webinars on bee systematics, taxonomy and biogeography. It is aimed at a general audience of people interested in bees and pollinators, and especially with those interested in bee classification and biogeography.

The series started off with taxonomy of giant honey bees (Jan 26th; recording available here) and was followed by biogeography of bumble bees (Feb. 23rd; recording will be made available soon). The next talk (March 30th) will deal with cleptoparasitic bees, followed by one on Anthophorinae (April 27th) and then one on andrenids (May 25th) - please see the list below for the most current information and links to register. 

Talks will generally be held at 11:00am (EST) on the last Wednesday of each month. We are hoping that many of the talks will be recorded and made available on the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation’s YouTube channel.

See below for the upcoming speakers:

We currently have all slots for 2022 filled (the last Wednesday of every month except December) and already have a handful of presenters volunteering for 2023! 

If you would like to add your name to next year's list please contact Laurence Packer at geodiscelis@mail.com

We hope the series will continue indefinitely...

Schedule of Events in the Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks series:


JANUARY

  • Please view the recording of this event by clicking the image to the right

Dr. Gard Otis & Nyaton Kitnya

January 26th, 2022 @ 11:00am EST

"Diversity within the giant honey bees (Apis, subgenus Megapis)"



FEBRUARY

  • The recording of this talk will be available upon publication of the research. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Dr. Paul Williams

February 23rd, 2022 @ 11:00 EST

"When did bumblebees arrive in South America?"



MARCH

  • Please view the recording of this event by clicking the image to the right

Katherine Odanaka & Dr. Thomas Onuferko

March 30, 2022 @ 11:00am EST

"Phylogeny and biogeography of cleptoparasitic nomadine bees: Epeolini and Nomada"



APRIL

  • The recording of this talk will be available upon publication of the research. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified.

Dr. Michael Orr

April 27, 2022 @ 11:00am EST

"The biology and evolution of the subfamily Anthophorinae (Apidae)"



MAY


Kathleen Dogantzis

May 25, 2022 @ 11:00am EST

"The Evolution and Adaptive Radiation of the Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera)"

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JUNE


Dr. Silas Bossert & Dr. Gideon Pisanty

June 29, 2022 @ 11:00am EST

"The Mining Bee Family (Andrenidae): Phylogeny, Taxonomy, Diversification and Biogeography"

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JULY


Dr. Eduardo Almeida

July 27th, 2022 @ 11:00am EST

"Integrating phylogenomic and fossil evidence to interpret early bee biogeography"

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Stay tuned for more events in the Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks series...