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Thank the Squash Bee on Thanksgiving

If you're having pumpkin pie or butternut squash this Thanksgiving, thank the squash bee. Squash bees are specialists (not generalists) that...

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

A squash bee, Peponapis pruinosa, pollinating a squash blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a squash bee,Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Close-up of a squash bee,Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-up of a squash bee,Peponapis pruinosa. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Focus Area Tags: Agriculture, Food, Yard & Garden

Count Your Blessings--and Thank the Bees!

It's Thanksgiving. Count your blessings--and thank the bees. If your table includes pumpkin, cranberries, carrots, cucumbers, onions, apples,...

Honey bee heading toward pomegranate blossom on an 87-year-old tree. Pomegranates are among the 100 crops--from almonds to watermelon--pollinated by bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee heading toward pomegranate blossom on an 87-year-old tree. Pomegranates are among the 100 crops--from almonds to watermelon--pollinated by bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee heading toward pomegranate blossom on an 87-year-old tree. Pomegranates are among the 100 crops--from almonds to watermelon--pollinated by bees. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 9:23 AM

Bee-ing Thankful

President Obama just pardoned a couple of turkeys--Apple and Cider. They won't make it to the White House Thanksgiving dinner today.But what he could...

Bee on Pomegranate Blossom
Bee on Pomegranate Blossom

HONEY BEE foraging on pomegranate blossom. Without bees, there would be no pomegranates. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Close-Up
Close-Up

CLOSE-UP of the pomegranate kernels. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 7:32 AM

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