Beneficial Insects

  • Herb Gardening

    When I talk with new gardeners, I always recommend starting out with a few herbs.  Herbs are some of the easiest plants to grow because they often tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and have few insect and disease issues. Because herbs are relatively, carefree they have an obvious fit in a food garden […]

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  • When most people think about bees and where they live the first thought is the honeybee and their well-organized hive full of hexagonal wax comb and thousands of bees laboring away. Honeybees are social insects, meaning there is a division of labor between individuals occupying the colony or hive. However only six percent of bee […]

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  • If you remember back to elementary school science, you’ll remember that pollination is the transfer of pollen from the male parts of a flower to the female parts of the same or a different flower.  Some plants like grasses and pine trees rely on wind, a sheer quantity of pollen, and a little luck for […]

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  • I was cleaning out the garage this weekend and ran into this little guy.  I’ll admit I was a bit startled at first to see a two inch bug with big “eyes” moving across the floor.  Once I picked it up though I was amazed how interesting it looked and figured I better find out […]

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