News & Events
April 2023 - Mathilde Tissier presented our work during an invited seminar as part of the Bee, Ecology and Evolution seminar - York University. Watch her presentation here.
December 2022 - We will attend the day of exchanges on good practices in pollination, organized by the CRAAQ (Quebec agriculture and Agri-Food reference center) on December 14.
August 2022 - Meet us at the CSEE-ESA conference in Montreal
Find the poster presenting our project and some preliminary results during the poster session on Monday August 15, 5-6:30 pm.
May 2022 - The 2022 pitch begins!
It's spring, and bumble bee queens are emerging from hibernation. This is the period during which we initiate the various field studies: captures of bumble bee queens and evaluation of their health (with WPC), setting up studies in greenhouses to identify the associations of cultures favorable to bumblebees and interesting for agricultural producers.
A yellow-banded bumble bee queen
(Bombus terricola ), on a willow flower (c) Tiffani Harrison
An experimental greenhouse at Bishop's University (c) Gabrielle Bourbeau
October 2021 - Find us at BeeCon 2021 and SQEBC 2021
Sarah MacKell and Mathilde Tissier present the preliminary results of our studies on the nutritional value of pollen from plants native to Quebec and Ontario on the reproduction and health of bumblebees at the BeeCon 2021 conference ( free registration here ) on October 14, 2021 and at the SQEBC ( find out more here ) between November 4 and 7, 2021.
July 2021 - pollen for native pollinators
Reproduction of wild-caught bumblebee queens is underway as part of our project on the benefits of native plant pollen for bumblebees in Quebec and Ontario. To learn more, it's here !
June 2021 - Follow us on Facebook & Twitter!
We are now present on Twitter and Facebook : you can follow us to be informed in real time of the progress of our research and our projects!
May 2021 - Sustainable agriculture
Our partner Frédéric Jobin-Lawler from L'Abri Végétal talks about the Quebec government's plan to help greenhouse companies abandon fossil fuels on radio Canada
May 2021 - droughts
Our partner Louis Drainville - Terre-Eau Inc. talks about the benefit of windbreak hedges to increase water reserves in agricultural areas on Radio Canada and La Terre de Chez Nous .
May 2021 - Mathilde Tissier presents her work at the Acfas Congress
within the conference 204 - The challenges of wildlife management in the Anthropocene era
April 2021 - Announcement - seeking greenhouse partners
We are looking for companies or greenhouse producers interested in collaborating on our bumblebee health project.