Wednesday 30 July 2003


Spotted Cucumber Beetle with Bee (Workin' It)
On the homestead  © Copyright 1992-1993 Philip Vassar

Bee's are a farmers best friend, free labour. Without them half our crops would be worthless, fruits, nuts, veggies all need to be pollinated. The farm where I live now used to have it's own hives they are now stored in the barn and we rely on the seemingly endless supply of native critters. Taking care of bees is a full time job if you are serious about it. The spotted cucumber beetle is a pest, well at least their larvae are. We don't spray for bugs so we can only hope this guy is a loner not that chewed up sunflowers are a problem but the squash and cucumbers we like to eat.....

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