Lab Tech Position, York University, Toronto, Canada The Zayed Lab (www.yorku.ca/zayedlab) in the Department of Biology, York University (Toronto, Canada), has a position available for a Lab Tech with expertise in insect molecular biology and genetics starting in Fall 2019. The successful candidate will participate in a pioneering project to improve the health of Canadian […]
CBC: What's that bug? How to identify any plant or animal with your smartphone. The CBC published an article today featuring our very own Bumblebee Watch, as well as iNaturalist and eButterfly. These apps and websites utilize the help of citizen scientists, with minimum to no training, to monitor and conserve species at risk. Equipped with […]
Recent news: BEEc researcher Sandra Rehan (with co-author M. A. Steffen) publishes a new article in Genes, Brain, and Behavior, studying brain gene expression and formation of social hierarchies in the social bee, Ceratina australensis. Full article available here: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gbb.12597 ** Dr. Sandra Rehan recently started her position at York University as Assistant Professor and is looking […]
Hot off the press: BEEc researcher Amro Zayed and PhD candidate Nadia Tsvetkov have a new publication out in the Journal of Experimental Biology on how group size affects learning and memory in honey bees. They found the group size did affect how bees respond to sugar rewards and how they learn to discriminate between sugar […]
BEEc is happy to announce that the registration and abstract submission for BeeCon 2019, to held at York University on August 26th 2019 has opened. Click here to register and submit abstracts! Our Keynote speaker for BeeCON 2019 will be Dr. Ricardo Ayala Barajas from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México!
A team of researchers led by BEEc co-director Dr. Amro Zayed mapped out parts of the honey bee genome that affect hygienic behaviour - a trait that allows honey bee colonies to resist the spread of pathogens and disease. Please see the official press release. Brock A Harpur, M Marta Guarna, Elizabeth Huxter, Heather Higo, […]
We are pleased to announce that Prof. Amro Zayed was elected as the President of the Entomological Society of Ontario - Canada's oldest entomological society. He will serve as President Elect till November 2019, then as President till November 2020, then as Past President till November 2021. More info on the society can be found […]
Our 2018 BeeCon was the biggest BeeCon ever with 86 registered attendees. Check out coverage of the BeeCon on Y-file.
Congrats to Nadia Tsvetkov (PhD candidate, Zayed lab) for wining the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) Student Merit Award. The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists Student Merit Award was established to recognize outstanding achievement by a student in the field of apiculture. Nadia received the award at the CAPA AGM held in London Ontario (Nov 2018) and […]
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