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Thanks Be to the Squash Bee

Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

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)
Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Squash bee inside pumpkin blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of the tiny squash bee, genus Peponapis. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of the tiny squash bee, genus Peponapis. (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)
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)

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)

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 7:12 AM
Tags: gourd (1), Peponapis (1), pumpkin (1), squash (2), squash bee (7)

Victory in the Garden

Carpenter Bee and Honey Bee

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
Carpenter Bee and Honey Bee

A CARPENTER BEE and a honey bee head for the same squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Covered in Pollen
Covered in Pollen

COVERED IN POLLEN, a honey bee emerges from the squash blossom, victorious. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 6:09 PM
Tags: carpenter bee (24), honey bee (197), squash (2), victory garden (1)
 
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