Category Archives: Bee Buddies

Friends and colleagues who study bees

Extreme Bees in Extreme Environments: A visit with Laurence Packer, bee biologist extraordinaire

Last week, Laurence Packer visited our department to deliver a seminar about close encounters with extreme bees.  These bees live in extreme environments, like the Atacama Desert in Chile, usually the driest place on earth.  Many of the bees Laurence … Continue reading

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If you have a Dalmatian, bee biologists need you…

Sam Droege is kind of a rock star among bee biologists.  Sam works for the US Geological Survey and spends his time devising biodiversity surveys.  His specialty is collecting, identifying, photographing and publicizing bees.  Like any good publicist and society photographer, … Continue reading

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Sam Droege’s fab photos now at National Geographic!

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/140114-bee-native-macro-photography-insects-science/#.UuQOwBAo7IU

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Cory Sheffield immortalized!

Sheila Dumesh at York University recently named a new bee species after Cory! Click here for the story in the Regina Leader-Post.

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Evolution of Social Behaviour Symposium at CSEE 2013

The Evolution of Social Behaviour Symposium, organized by Graham Thompson (Western), Amro Zayed (York) and Miriam Richards (Brock), was held at CSEE-Kelowna on 14 May 2013.  A major theme of the symposium was “sociogenomics”; research designed to uncover genetic mechanisms … Continue reading

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Sheila Colla searches for Bombus affinis

Sheila Colla is an expert on bumblebees and has helped us identify the species in our collection.  She is a Pollinator Project Leader at Wildlife Preservation Canada.  This article from the Vancouver Sun is about her search for the rusty-patched bumblebee, which … Continue reading

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