Category Archives: Beneficial Insects

Ever Seen One Of These By Your Beehive?

I was working my hives the other day and had a visitor… For some reason there seems to be a greater abundance of these creatures this year. As with everything else this year, we’ll blame it on the weather. Better … Continue reading

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Florida Predatory Stink Bug

I was walking up to the front porch this morning and saw this sight… Two things about this made me smile.  First, the orange and black bug is a Florida Predatory Stink Bug – a benenficial.  Second – he was … Continue reading

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Garden Walk – May 19, 2011

My cabbages are coming along nicely so far.  The weather’s been perfect but it’s supposed to hit the 90’s by the weekend.  Since cabbages are a cool weather crop, we’ll see how they hold up.  I was really  hoping to … Continue reading

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Garden Walk – May 13, 2011

This year I tried something new with my cucumbers.  I’d seen in a book where the person had used a bed frame as a trellis.  Only it was a horizontal trellis.  This is a left-over bunk bed frame. The idea … Continue reading

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Juvenile Black Widow Spider

I know there are quite a few out there who don’t like spiders….I can understand why since they’re almost always given a bad rap.  However, I am not one of those people.  I love spiders and have a huge respect … Continue reading

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All Day Garden Workshop – April 2, 2011

Class fee: Early registration – $50 per person After March 1st – $60 per person **There is a class limit of 30 Please contact Cyndi@thelazybfarm.com to register for this workshop or call 770-289-2301 This workshop is designed to cover all … Continue reading

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The Wheel Bug and the Red Wasp

The other day I was out on my driveway building a gate.  I’d seen this huge Wheel Bug hanging around and was pleased to have the visitor since I now know he’s a beneficial bug.  I thought about taking some … Continue reading

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Redemption of Fire Ants??

I think I’ve mentioned before that I had never seen so many different kinds of bugs and insects till we moved here to the South.  And they’re not small… they’re humongous!  In almost 8 years, I’ve learned not to flinch … Continue reading

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Born to Bee…

Earlier this week, I had access to some comb from a hive that was being removed from a house.  Since I had my camera with me, the bees were fairly docile, and the comb was just lying on the deck, … Continue reading

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Spined Soldier Bug

The name alone should give you a clue about this bug.  He has joined forces with the rest of my army in the vegetable garden.  However, he’s very shy and would rather work undercover assignments than be out in the … Continue reading

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