Tag Archives: bees

Scientists set to start $10M project to create health diagnosis tool for bees

York University to develop ‘BeeCSI’ tool to help Canada’s rapidly declining honey bees TORONTO, September 18, 2019 – When Canada’s honey bees are thriving, they produce honey and pollinate valuable crops like blueberries, apples and hybrid canola seeds. But the health of honey bees is declining, with more than a quarter of honey bee colonies […]

York U Earth Day expert: Bee friendly tales from the garden

TORONTO, April 18, 2017 – With the approach of Earth Day, it’s time to starting thinking about outdoor spaces. A York University bee expert can suggest what to plant to attract pollinators and discuss why bees are important for sustainable agriculture. Sheila Colla, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Environmental Studies, can comment on the […]

Bee genomes show evolution takes many routes from solitary to social life

TORONTO, May 14, 2015 – An international consortium of researchers, including York University biologists, discovered there are many roads to social evolution, but the evolutionary vehicles tend to be the same. The paper, “Genomic Signatures of Evolutionary Transitions from Solitary to Group Living,” was published today in the journal Science. The evolution of sociality has […]