Outreach Activities

List of BeeOMICs outreach activities

  1. Oral Presentation / Lecture Brazil 10-12-2015 Amro Zayed York University Using genome wide association mapping to study the genetics of colony traits in honey bees Brazilian Bee Meeting – XI Encontro sobre Abelhas. Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
  2. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-10-2015 UBC Scientists Hoping to Breed Better Bees Global TV News Hour BC (Aysleworth) at 9:58pm – http://globalnews.ca/video/2332129/ubc-scientists-hoping-to-breed-better-bees
  3. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-09-2015 Amro Zayed York University CTV News Canada AM interview with Amro Zayed
    Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-19-2015 CBC Radio The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti at 8:35am
  4. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-21-2015 Leonard Foster UBC Alberta Morning News Radio – Peter Watts – interview with Leonard Foster – to air on Saturday and Sunday morning
  5. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-09-2015 Building a Better Canadian Honey Bee Radio Canada International http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2015/11/09/building-a-better-canadian-honey-bee/
  6. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-05-2015 Leonard Foster UBC CBC Radio On the Coast (88.1) at 4:55pm – interview with Leonard Foster
  7. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-04-2015 Leonard Foster UBC CKNW Radio News980 – interview with Leonard Foster
  8. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-05-2015 UBC genomic project aims to breed a better honeybee The Vancouver Sun (print and online) http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/genomic+project+aims+breed+better+honeybee/11493151/story.html?__lsa=9829-e421
  9. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-04-2015 UBC scientists using genomics to save declining population Vancouer Metro (print and online) Vancouver Metro (online) http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2015/11/04/ubc-scientist-using-genomics-to-save-canadas-bees.html
  10. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-04-2015 Helping Bee Colonies with Omics Tools Green House Canada Magazine http://www.greenhousecanada.com/news/helping-bee-colonies-with-omic-tools-30719
  11. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-08-2015 Breeding Bees: Scientists Aim to Improve Canadian Honeybee TV Newsroom online http://tvnewsroom.org/newslines/science/breeding-bees-scientists-aim-to-improve-canadian-honeybee-13217/
  12. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-08-2015 Genetically Modifying Bees to Survive Canada’s Cold Winters Market Business News online http://marketbusinessnews.com/genetically-modifying-bees-to-survive-canadas-cold-winters/110638
  13. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) United States of America 11-05-2015 Advanced Genomics Tool to Enable Beekeepers Breed Better Honeybee Species NYC Today online http://nycity.today/content/287036-advanced-genomic-tool-enable-beekeepers-breed-better-honeybee-species
  14. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-05-2015 Researchers to Develop Bees that can Handle Canadian Winters Dispatch Tribunal online http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/winter-hardy-disease-resistant-honey-bees-to-be-developed-for-canada/7105/
  15. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-04-2015 Genomic Project Gets $7.3 Million to Breed Canadian Winter-hardy Honeybees York University online http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-11/yu-gpg110415.php
  16. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 11-06-2015 Amro Zayed York University BeeOmics Twitter account A Twitter account has been set up for project announcements
  17. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 12-02-2015 Amro Zayed York University BeeOMICs: sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using OMIC tools The Canadian Honey Council and the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists’ Annual Research Symposium. Saskatoon
  18. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 12-03-2015 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Managing Colony Stressors Using Thresholds Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association / Canadian Honey Council Joint Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK. Thursday, December 3, 2015
  19. Conference / Forum Canada 12-03-2015 MIriam BIxby UBC BeeOMICS focus group Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association/ Canadian Honey Council Joint Annual Meeting Annual Meeting, Saskatoon, SK. Thursday, December 3, 2015
  20. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 01-01-2016 Breeding a better honey bee Canadian Geographic
  21. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 01-02-2016 Heather Higo UBC An update on UBC bee research: the new BeeOMICS project with links to the current Bowen and previous BeeIPM projects Langley Bee Club
  22. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 03-09-2016 Heather Higo UBC An update on UBC bee research: the new BeeOMICS project with links to the current Bowen and previous BeeIPM projects North Shore Bee Club
  23. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 03-30-2016 Researchers using genomics to create honeybees that can survive Canadian winters Dispatch Tribunal online http://www.dispatchtribunal.com/honey-bees-that-can-survive-canadian-winters-being-developed-in-new-project/19444/
  24. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 06-11-2016 Elise Abi Khalil UBC Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omics tools Environmental Youth Alliance, Program name: Community himve http://eya.ca
  25. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 06-29-2016 Leonard Foster UBC Growing Science – A buzzing research colony http://www.ubc.ca/stories/2016-summer/good-soil-good-humans/growing-science.html
  26. Conference / Forum Canada 02-09-2016 MIriam BIxby UBC BeeOMICS focus group Alberta Beekeepers Meeting
  27. Conference / Forum Canada 02-26-2016 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Bee O’mics focus group discussion Rob Currie, Derek Micholsen, Zoe Remple, Megan Colwell Coordinated by Miriam Bixby. Manitoba Beekeepers Association Friday, Canada Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg
  28. Conference / Forum Canada 02-26-2016 MIriam BIxby UBC BeeOMICS focus group Manitoba Beekeepers Association, Canada Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg
  29. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-27-2016 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Research update Manitoba Beekeepers Association, Canada Inns Polo Park, Winnipeg
  30. Conference / Forum Canada 03-30-2016 MIriam BIxby UBC BeeOMICS focus group Ontario Beekeeper Association meeting, Milton Ontario
  31. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 06-01-2016 Alison McAfee UBC Bee Research update from UBC “BeeScene magazine fall 2016
    http://bcbeekeepers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Summer-2016-BeesCene_e.pdf”
  32. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 03-30-2016 Amro Zayed York University BeeOMICs: sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using OMIC tools The Ontario Beekeepers Association’ Spring Meeting. Milton
  33. Abstract, Notes or Poster Presentation Canada 03-17-2016 Amro Zayed York University Genomics and honey bee health Harpur, B.A., and Zayed, A. Pollination Science and Stewardship Symposium. Penticton, British Columbia
  34. Abstract, Notes or Poster Presentation United States of America 07-19-2016 Clement Kent York University Best practices for bee bioinformatics Kent, C.F., Harpur, B.A., Tiwari, T., Patel, H. and Zayed, A. 3rd International Conference on Pollinator Biology, Health & Policy. Penn State, PA, USA
  35. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 05-20-2016 Clement Kent York University Best Practices in Bee Genomics Kent, C.F., Harpur B.A., Zayed A. BeeCon 2016, York University, Toronto ON
  36. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 09-21-2016 Judith Trapp UBC BeeOmics project: Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omics tools Presentation at UBC farm for staff
  37. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 09-26-2016 Steve Pernal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Proteomic marker-assisted selection for Varroa and disease resistance XXV International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL
  38. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 09-28-2016 Shelley Hoover Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development Marker-assisted selection for disease-resistance traits is an effective IPM tool in honey bees 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, Sept 25-30, 2016
  39. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 09-29-2016 Leonard Foster UBC Prospects for molecular markers to guide selective breeding of honey bees 2016 International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, FL, Sept 25-30, 2016
  40. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 10-13-2016 Miriam Bixby UBC BeeOMICS focus group BC Honey Producers Association 2016 AGM Conference & Trade Show, Richmond, BC, October 13-16, 2016
    Other Canada 11-01-2016 www.beeomics.ca BeeOMICS project website is online
  41. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 11-07-2016 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada A sneak-peak at our new research project: BeeOMICS Alberta Beekeepers Meeting
  42. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 11-19-2016 Leonard Foster UBC Vancouver’s newest park dedicated to help declining bee population “Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Interview with Leonard Foster
    http://www.roundhouseradio.com/news/2016/11/19/vancouvers-newest-park-dedicated-to-help-declining-bee-population”
  43. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 12-01-2016 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Using marker assisted selection to breed better bees Saskatchewan Beekeepers Association Annual General Meeting, Saskatoon
  44. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 01-01-2017 Alison McAfee UBC Bee Research update from UBC “BeeScene magazine fall 2016
    http://bcbeekeepers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Fall-BeesCene-2016_e.pdf”
  45. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 01-13-2017 Steve Pernal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Progress in marker-assisted selection for honey bee breeding American Bee Research Conference, Galveston Texas, abstract published in bee world
  46. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 01-13-2017 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omics tools American Bee Research Conference, Galveston Texas, abstract published in Bee World
  47. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 01-25-2017 Heather Higo UBC UBC bee research 2015-2017: BeeOMICS and beyond Chilliwack Beekeepers Club meeting, Chilliwack Library
  48. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 01-26-2017 Alison McAfee UBC Bee Research in the ‘omics Era: Unlocking a Troublesome Genome News item on UBC Centre for Blood Research website, http://cbr.ubc.ca/8738-2/
  49. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-24-2017 Derek Micholsen University of Manitoba Summary of BeeOMICS project Annual Meeting of the Manitoba Beekeepers Association in Winnipeg
  50. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-28-2017 Elise Abi Khalil UBC Soutenir et protéger les abeilles au Canada grâce à des technologies innovantes Presentation at French consulate in Vancouver
  51. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-14-2017 Marta Guarna Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Update on projects at Agriculture and Agri-food Canada The Richmond Beekeepers Association of BC, Richmond, BC
  52. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-25-2017 Elise Abi Khalil UBC Sauver les abeilles Interview on ICI Radio Canada Les samedis du monde, http://ici.radio-canada.ca/mesAbonnements/baladodiffusion/index_emission.asp?path=radio/sammonde
  53. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 02-01-2017 MIriam BIxby UBC A Canadian beekeeping perspective on colony health and growing our local queen supply Publication of BeeOMICS project outline and survey results in Hivelights Feb 2017 publication (Canadian Honey Council’s quarterly journal)
  54. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-28-2017 Elise Abi Khalil UBC Comment sauver les abeilles? Interview on Radio Canada Boulevard du Pacifique, http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/boulevard_du_pacifique/2015-2016/index.asp
  55. Media (Press Release, TV, Radio) Canada 05-08-2017 Leonard Foster UBC Breeding a better bee Posted on UBC website http://stories.innovation.ubc.ca/breeding-a-better-bee/#sm.000z7x78c1bo0d1u10219522zyjfl
  56. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 04-19-2017 Alison McAfee UBC Hygienic behaviour and BeeOMICS project Talk at Cowichan Beekeepers monthly club meeting
  57. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 04-24-2017 Heather Higo UBC BeeOMICS project and hygienic behaviour Maple Ridge Bee Club
  58. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 05-01-2017 Alison McAfee UBC Honey bees, immunity and olfactory proteins “Interview for Science in the city
    https://scienceinthecity.com/2017/06/21/alison-mcafee-talks-honey-bees-immunity-and-olfactory-proteins/”
  59. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 05-13-2017 Heather Higo UBC Demonstration of Hygienic Behaviour testing and discussion on the BeeOmics project Kelowna Bee Club Field Day
  60. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada 06-01-2017 Alison McAfee UBC Bee Research update from UBC “BeeScene magazine spring 2017, includes advertisement for hygienic queen stock
    http://bcbeekeepers.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Spring-2017-BeesCene_e.pdf”
  61. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 06-17-2017 Heather Higo UBC Demonstration of Hygienic Behaviour testing and discussion on the BeeOmics project Joint Surrey, Richmond and Langley Bee Clubs’ Field Day
  62. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 06-17-2017 Bradford Vinson UBC Beehive presentation UBC Emerging Aboriginal Scholar’s program
  63. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 06-23-2017 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omics approaches Talk at Beaverlodge Research Farm Field Day
  64. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) United States of America 08-01-2017 Miriam BIxby UBC Queens Rule! Growing Canada’s queen breeding industry: Results from the 2016-2017 queen breeder survey Publication in August 2017 issue of American Bee Journal
  65. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 11-07-2017 Alexandra Sebastien UBC Canada-wide survey of honey bees to correlate genotypes and proteotypes with phenotypes Talk at Entomological Society of America 2017 in Denver
  66. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 09-26-2017 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Protecting Pollinator Health: Science and Policy Research Perspectives: Highlights related to honey bee parasites and pathogens. Agricultural Bioscience International conference in Winnipeg
  67. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 10-27-2017 MIriam BIxby UBC BeeOMICS: Breeder & beekeeper survey results BC Honey Producers Association AGM Conference & Trade Show, Kelowna, BC, October 27-29, 2017
  68. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 11-11-2017 MIriam BIxby UBC BeeOMICS focus group Focus group meeting in Drummondville, Quebec
  69. Oral Presentation / Lecture Turkey 09-29-2017 Steve Pernal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Progress in marker-assisted selection for honey bee breeding 45th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress
  70. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 10-28-2017 Steve Pernal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Bee’Omics project update Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists Research Symposium and British Columbia Honey Producers Annual General Meeting and Conference
  71. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 11-07-2017 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Markers, viruses and queen stress: an update from Beaverlodge Research Farm Alberta Beekeepers Commission 84th Annual General Meeting and Convention
  72. Abstract, Notes or Poster Presentation United States of America 1-11-2018 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omics approaches American Bee Research Conference, Reno, abstract published in bee world
  73. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 4-23-2018 Shelley Hoover Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development Research Project Update Southern Alberta Beekeepers Meeting
  74. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Canada Nov. 2017 Pierre Giovenazzo CSRAD Développement durable de l’industrie apicole canadienne en utilisant les «omiques»; Sustaining and securing Canada’s honey bees using ‘omic tools Journée d’information apicole
  75. Oral Presentation / Lecture Turkey 09-29-2017 Pierre Giovenazzo CSRAD Honey Bee Breeding Program for increasing disease resistance and productivity 45th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress
  76. Oral Presentation / Lecture Poland 03-01-2017 Pierre Giovenazzo CSRAD Honey Bee Breeding Program for increasing disease resistance and productivity. COLOSS: Research Network of Sustainable Bee Breeding meeting
  77. Oral Presentation / Lecture United States of America 09-01-2017 Pierre Giovenazzo CSRAD Québec Honey Bee Breeding Program for increasing disease resistance and productivity ICE 2016, Orlando, USA
  78. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-24-2017 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Implications of long term effects of viruses on the management of bees. The annual general meeting of the Manitoba Beekeepers Association
  79. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 02-24-2017 Derek Micholsen University of Manitoba Marker assisted selection to improve economically important traits in honey bees The annual general meeting of the Manitoba Beekeepers Association
  80. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 03-21-2017 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Current status and trends in honeybees in Canada Kelowna BC science and stewardship of pollinators
  81. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 10-24-2017 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Honey bee colony loss. What are the causes and what can be done about it? Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba and Entomological Society of Canada
  82. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 11-16-2017 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Varroa and viruses. Joint meeting of the Ontario and New York Beekeepers association in Niagara Falls
  83. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 10-24-2017 Derek Micholsen University of Manitoba Heightened sensitivity in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and mechanisms of grooming behaviour Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of Manitoba and Entomological Society of Canada
  84. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 11-07-2017 Derek Micholsen University of Manitoba Self awareness in honey bees (Apis mellifera) and mechanisms of grooming behaviour Talk at Entomological Society of America 2017 in Denver
  85. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 2-17-2018 Derek Micholsen University of Manitoba Heightened sensitivity in high-grooming honey bees (Apis mellifera)? Mechanisms of grooming behaviour and control of Varroa destructor Manitoba Beekeepers Association
  86. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 2-17-2018 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Costs and Benefits of Using Marker Assisted Selection for Breeding Resistance Stock and the Impact of the Suite of Pathogens Bees Face Manitoba Beekeepers Association
  87. Oral Presentation / Lecture Belgium 9-19-2018 MIriam BIxby UBC A CANADIAN PERSPECTIVE ON MARKER ASSISTED SELECTION AND GROWING THE LOCAL QUEEN SUPPLY EurBee 8; 8th Congress of Apidology
  88. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 5-01-2018 Alexandra Sebastien UBC Organize or perish: insights and advices from a large scale proteomic study CNPN conference in Vancouver
  89. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 10-12-2018 Pierre Giovenazzo CSRAD Improving honey bee health through selection and breeding Maritime Honey Festival
  90. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 3-23-2018 Pierre Giovenazzo CSRAD Selection of Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (VSH) Behavior in Honey Bees Ontario Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting
  91. Oral Presentation / Lecture Belgium 9-19-2018 Steve Pernal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Progress in marker-assisted selection for honey bee breeding EurBee 8; 8th Congress of Apidology
  92. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 9-29-2018 Steve Pernal Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research update from Beaverlodge Research Farm United Beekeepers of Alberta 2019 Conference
  93. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Brazil 8-06-2018 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Investigating colony-level health traits in Canada’s honey bee population 2018 IUSSI in Brazil
  94. Print (Newspaper, Trade Journal) Belgium 9-16-2018 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Investigating colony-level health traits in Canada’s honey bee population 14th COLOSS Conference
  95. Oral Presentation / Lecture Belgium 9-19-2018 Renata Borba Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada CANADA-WIDE SURVEILLANCE OF EXOTIC PATHOGENS: LOTMARIA PASSIM AND CRITHIDIA MELLIFICAE EurBee 8; 8th Congress of Apidology
  96. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 6-25-2018 Robert Currie University of Manitoba Beeomics Project Manitoba Beekeepers Association Field Day
  97. Oral Presentation / Lecture Canada 9-18-2018 Robert Currie University of Manitoba The complicated role of Varroa mites and viruses in causing major colony loss in honey bees Department of Entomology Seminar