Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens
Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the gardenís biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. Itís no exaggeration to say that a garden canít be understood without an understanding of its insects.
Bees, Wasps, and Ants explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups within the family, including sawflies, horntails, woodwasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants.
Bees, Wasps, and Ants is sure to persuade even the most insectphobic reader to invite these fascinating creatures into their gardens.