Originally Posted by Dog Dancer
DOG - a few years ago I bought a bag of lady bugs because we had aphids in the garden. They were soooooo expensive, and while they did great eating the aphids, within days they had all moved on with the wind. They forgot to eat many aphids before they left though. I never bought more based on the cost!
The original owners of our house use to purchase ladybugs for their roses as well. Heard they were rather expensive to purchase so I elected to plant companion Nasturtiums and Marigolds.
Thank you for sharing your hive stories DD. Very interesting and hard to believe your hubby's allergic to their stings but suits up and carries on. That's pretty awesome.