Posts Tagged: squash
If you’re having pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin pie today (Thanksgiving), you can thank a squash bee. The photos posted below are genus Peponapis, common name "squash bee." They emerge in mid- to late summer, nest in the ground, and...
Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the tiny squash bee, genus Peponapis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
These are the work of a squash bee: from left, a large gourd, a small pumpkin and a large pumpkin. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
If you like squash, you have a bee to thank. Without bees, no pollination. Without pollination, no squash. Honey bees in California pollinate some 100 agricultural crops, including fruits, nuts and vegetables. One of them is squash. When a squash...
Carpenter Bee and Honey Bee
Covered in Pollen