This year we’ve decided to go the “no-spray” route in regards to pests because of the honeybees. Every day I’m amazed by the biodiversity in our crops.
A couple of weeks ago I saw my very first Green Lacewing. The larva of which feeds on soft-bodied insects, such as aphids, spider mites, immature bugs, and leafhoppers.
We also have tons of digger bees, carpenter bees, ladybugs and soldier beetles. We also have lots of wasps. We’re probably going to have to hang a faux wasp hive because they are making it difficult to harvest beans, corn and cucumbers.