Press Releases

L’Oreal Canada: A Canadian scientist recognized as L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent 2022.

UBC: Sick queens have shriveled ovaries, putting their colonies at risk.

UBC: Bees are explosively ejaculating to death. A polystyrene cover could help stop it.

UBC: BC heatwaves threaten survival of bee colonies

UBC: Male bees can’t hack extreme stress like females can

NCSU: Shedding light on the secret reproductive lives of bees

UBC: Honey bees could help monitor fertility losses due to climate change

UBC: Long live the queen: Scientists find clues to queen bee failure

L’Oreal Canada: L’Oreal and UNESCO recognize Canada’s top rising stars in science

Universities Canada: The reproductive health of honey bees


Science Friday: A reproductive mystery in honey bee decline

CBC Radio – North by Northwest: Alison McAfee

NCSU Audio Abstracts: Queen bees and hive failure

Genome BC: How genomics is saving our honey bees

PolliNation: Queens don’t like it too hot or cold

Two Bees in a Podcast: Pesticides in wax and queen health

Two Bees in a Podcast: Temperature stress on queen quality

Backyard Bounty: Honey bee fertility

UBC Focus: Flight


The Weather Network: Male honeybees can’t handle heat, cold stress like females can

CBC: Insulated hives to protect bees from heatwaves

CBC: Male bees more sensitive to stress than females, study finds

Scientific American: Queen bee sperm storage holds clues to colony collapse

Science News for Students: Learning what stresses queen bees could save their hives

The Guardian: Beekeepers brace for next round with Canada’s ‘murder hornets’

Wired UK: Bees could teach humans a thing or two about social distancing

Euronews Living: Why bees aren’t having sex in the heat

National Geographic: These wild animals also practice social distancing to avoid getting sick

Western Producer: Honey bee queens vulnerable to heat-related fertility loss

Euronews Living: These animals already self-isolate to stay safe and healthy. What can we learn from them?

Scientific American: Scent of death: Honeybees use odors to clean out deceased brood

New Scientist: Smell of death tells undertaker bees it’s time to remove corpses

The Sun: What a way to go: Bees EJACULATE to death during heatwaves as their sex parts explode from their bodies, scientists reveal

Toronto Sun: Hot Buzz: Heatwaves lead to unhappy endings for bees

IFL Science: Bees ejaculate themselves to death if things get too hot

Daily Mail: Bees explosively EJACULATE to death during heatwaves, with a phallus the size of their abdomen bursting from their lifeless bodies, study finds

Daily Hive: Bees are explosively ejaculating to death during heatwaves

Glacier Media: Heat wave killed bees

New York Post: Bees ejaculate themselves to death when it gets too hot


Global News BC: Research finds new possible cause of honeybee colony collapse

Brut Nature: Social distancing is also found among bees

Inside the Hive TV: Apis mellifera invisible killer: The effect of temperature on sperm viability of honey bees

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