Electrophoretic Studies of North American Halictid Bees

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: biology, animal behaviour, insects

Principal Investigator: Taylor, John S. (2)
Licence Number: 12239
Organization: York University
Licenced Year(s): 1992
Issued: Jan 01, 1992
Project Team: Heidi Grant

Objective(s): To collect specimens of bees that belong to the subgenus: Evylaeus (Family Halictid)

Project Description: The researcher and his team will collect specimens of bees that belong to the subgenus Evylaeus (Family Halictid), which are small "ant-like" bees sometimes called "sweat bees." The researcher would like to determine how they are related to the European species, which, unlike the Evylaeus, are social in their behaviour. This study may shed some light on the evolution of social behaviour in bees.