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Mason Bees

Mason Bees

We’ve hinted about adding honeybees to Curbstone Valley this year, and in fact, we’ve already ordered our bees which are expected to arrive in early April. In the meantime though, we’re not devoid of bees. In addition to our native resident bumble...
Syrphid Flies

Syrphid Flies

Syrphid flies, also known as hover flies, or flower flies, are often overlooked, but these small beneficial insects are worth attracting to any garden. An important component of organic gardening is being aware of predator and prey relationships among the leaves and...
Agapostemon texanus

Agapostemon texanus

As the gardens and orchard were both newly installed this year, that part of the property has been host to numerous insect species since spring, some good, some bad, and a few ugly in recent months.  As we produce everything organically, we don’t spray here,...