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If you’re a prospective student, please feel free to contact us (using the links on the Home page) to discuss potential projects, and read more about applying through USyd as a PhD or Honours student.



The BEE Lab is located at the University of Sydney and is part of the School of Life and Environmental Sciences. Working primarily within the Life, Earth, and Environmental Sciences building (Camperdown), we have access to a range of facilities within a shared PC2 laboratory. The space is well-equipped for work involving microscopy, DNA, and RNA.

We also maintain numerous hives of both honeybees (Apis mellifera) and stingless bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) on campus. Here, we have access to a variety of tools necessary for entomological field work, as well as behavioural, sensory, and physiological experiments.


We collaborate with researchers throughout Australia, as well as in Africa, Canada, Thailand, Indonesia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, the UK, and the USA. Please click here to see a small selection of pictures from some of our fieldwork expeditions!







Other Activities

We hold weekly lab meetings to share our progress, discuss papers, or just to catch up. Outside of this, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate achievements and socialise! Have a look at some of our past gatherings here to get a better idea of how we spend time outside of the lab.