News and Blog

Job Posting: Lab Technician (Zayed Lab, YorkU)

Lab Tech Position, York University, Toronto, Canada The Zayed Lab ( 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 […]

What's That Bug? Use your smartphone to find out!

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 […]

New research article on genetic factors attributing to social hierarchies in bees

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: ** Dr. Sandra Rehan recently started her position at York University as Assistant Professor and is looking […]

BEEc Student wins CAPA student merit award!

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 […]