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BeeCon 2024

BeeCon 2024

BeeCon 2024 is a hybrid event that brings together bee biologists on a global scale to discuss bees, collection methods, pollination, genomics, conservation and behaviour. BeeCon will take place on Oct. 17 (via Zoom Webinar) and on Oct 18 with an in-person option at York University (Location TBD) as well as a virtual option. More details […]

May 18 Scholars' Hub Presentation: BEEc and the York Bee Collection: Globally Recognized Research at York University 

May 18 Scholars' Hub Presentation: BEEc and the York Bee Collection: Globally Recognized Research at York University 

12noon Eastern Time, Thursday, May 18, 2023 over Zoom Presented by Dr. Laurence Packer, Distinguished Professor of Biology and Dr. Victoria MacPhail, BEEc Coordinator. In this Scholars’ Hub Presentation, learn about the research undertaken by the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation (BEEc), a network of faculty, staff, and students based at York University […]

May 17 Cocktail Reception & Fundraiser for the Maria Stea Memorial Award

May 17 Cocktail Reception & Fundraiser for the Maria Stea Memorial Award

Join us for a Cocktail Fundraiser for the Maria Stea Award – May 17, 2023, at the Angus Glen Golf Club (Mackenzie Hall), 10080 Kennedy Rd, Markham, Ontario. Maria Stea was the Associate Director of Advancement for the Faculty of Science at York University, and a big supporter of BEEC, when she died in 2019 […]

May 16 Garden Party: Outreach and Restoration at the EUC Native Plant Garden

May 16 Garden Party: Outreach and Restoration at the EUC Native Plant Garden

BEEc and the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change invite everyone (students, staff, faculty, community members) to join them for a Garden Party on Tuesday, May 16 from 2:30-5pm outside HNES on Keele Campus at York University.  In celebration of World Bee Day on the following Saturday, everyone is welcome to drop by our outreach table to […]

BeeCon Registration Page

BeeCon Registration Page

Registration is open until September 30, 2024. Please visit the BeeCon2024 conference page for more information about the event. This event is hosted by the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at York University.

BeeCon Abstracts

BeeCon Abstracts

The call for abstracts for BeeCon 2024 is now open! Please submit by August 2nd 2024. This event is hosted by the Centre for Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation at York University.

BeeBST - Bee Biogeography and Systematics Talks

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 taxonomy of giant honey bees, biogeography of bumble bees, […]

BEEc Library

BEEc Library

Beyond the research published in scientific journals, we occasionally have an opportunity to write and we want to share our collective BEEc Library with you! What's this virtual library about?? You guessed it - bees 🙂 See below for the books and chapters that we already have published, and stay tuned (there are more coming!!). […]

In the media...

In the media...

We are so happy to share our research findings in the media! Of course we know that not everyone wants to read the published literature, so we make sure to share our work in other ways. Below, find video interviews, popular media articles, and other ways that you can find out more about bees! Videos […]

Educational & Community Resources

Educational & Community Resources

Sure, we love research! But we also just really love bees. Use the bee resources on this page and you will fall in love 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 […]