Category: Plant

Bumbles and honey bee~

Bumbles and honey bee~

Do you like tomatoes? Well don’t go &ldq…

Do you like tomatoes? Well don’t go “thank the honeybees” on this one. While tomatoes are pollinated by strong wind sometimes, it is actually mainly bumblebees that pollinate them! Especially in greenhouses. Other bees that can chew through the flowers can pollinate them, like sweat bees, but it is typically bumblebees because their big strong wings can vibrate the pollen free of the flowers when other bees’ wings are just too weak.
This applies to many yummy plant foods all across the world too! Not just with bumblebees but with other wasps and solitary bees! So next time you are thinking about “save the bees” remember that it’s not just about the honey kind of bee, but ALL the lovely little buzzy bees out there!~

Bees like squash X3

Bees like squash X3

Ideal yards versus the average yard. Who likes…

Ideal yards versus the average yard. Who likes boring old grass.
Not bees.
Bees don’t like grass.

Don’t toss out those invading ladybugs j…

Don’t toss out those invading ladybugs just yet!
If you keep plants indoors, just plop the little buggies on to them so that they can feast upon any invading aphids or other harmful bug that may be on them! That way the ladybugs get food and shelter during the winter, and your plants get a break from bug bites~

Regular

Seeing lots o bees around the citronella plant looking around not doing much. Makes me wonder if citronella smells at all like bee home pheromones and if it could be used like lemongrass??