We research the Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution (BEE) of bees, including the commercial honey bee (Apis mellifera), Asian honey bees (all other Apis sp.), and Australian stingless bees (Tetragonula sp.). Actually, we work on quite a few other organisms too, including acellular slime moulds, mites and bee viruses, birds and more.

We combine work in both the lab (genetics and genomics) and the field (behaviour and ecology). We have a well-equipped molecular laboratory and bee house in the Macleay Building, Camperdown campus. We also keep bees at the University of Sydney’s Crommelin Research Station (‘Warrah’), Pearl Beach, and undertake fieldwork across Australia, and overseas.

We encourage students or post-docs interested in joining the lab to get in touch to discuss current opportunities.




Contact us

The BEE Lab

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Macleay Building A12, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, AUSTRALIA

Prof. Ben Oldroyd, Rm 247, Ph: (02) 9351 7501

Prof. Madeleine Beekman, Rm 239c, Ph: (02) 9351 8779

Dr Emily Remnant, Rm 215, Ph: (02) 8627 7454

Dr Ros Gloag, Rm 249, Ph: (02) 8627 4845