Capensis

Social Insects lab

Our lab started out working predominately on bees, not only the commercial honey bee (Apis mellifera) but also Asian bees (Apis cerana, Apis florea, Apis andreniformis, Apis dorsata) and Australian stingless bees (Tetragonula, Austroplebeia). Over the years we have incorporated other social insects, in particular ants as well as the acellular slime mould Physarum polycephalum (which is not an insect, nor social…). Learn more