Squash/gourd bees

Squash bees are a good thing to have.

If you are lucky enough to have them in your garden, you can bet dollars to doughnuts they will pollinate each and every one of your squash flowers.


They are VERY early risers. Seriously.

Plus they are photogenic. What a backdrop!

Photos taken at Bell Organic Farm, Draper, UT

If you like to collect squash flowers...be prepared for the challenge of 'evicting' sleeping male bees who occupy them (drowsily) all day...