While they both feed on flower nectar, only bees make honey. Aggression-prone wasps, including yellow jackets, will just leave you with a nasty sting. Look for fuzzy bodies on honeybees; yellow jackets have sharper stripes. Beware of nests in the ground or out in the open—they're likely wasps'. Honeybees prefer hollow spaces. | Photo: Don Farrall/Getty Images; YAY Media AS/Alamy
A crane fly looks like a giant mosquito, but it's not nearly as pesky. Unlike bloodthirsty adult female mosquitoes, which are only too happy to feed on you, crane flies prefer to feed on decomposing organic matter. | Photo: Redmond Durrell/Alamy; John Abbott/Visuals Unlimited, Inc./Getty Images
Natural Insect Repellants: Different essential oils have been found to be effective against different insects: cinnamon oil (mosquitoes) lemon eucalyptus or regular eucalyptus oil (mosquitoes, ticks, and lice) citronella oil (mosquitoes and biting flies) castor oil (mosquitoes) orange oil (fleas) rose geranium (ticks and lice) Since different insects respond to different chemicals you can combine a few of these oils to customize the "insect repellent blend" you need
Recycled Bird Feeder from mesh fruit bags. Peanut butter, vegetable shortening; melt in a microwave for 1 1/2 minutes on high. Mix in quick-cooking oats, cornmeal, and flour. Pack mixture into paper cups and cool. These will keep in the refrigerator for long while. Hang upside down in a mesh bag and your birdy friends will love it. Hang it where you can enjoy the view!
The Best Fragrant Flowers for Your Garden: Flowering Spring blooms of the Brandywine Crabapple Crabapples are small to mid-size trees that range in habit from low mounds to upright, column-shape, or weeping specimens. In spring, they are covered with fragrant white, pink, or red flowers, and in fall with small yellow, orange, or red apples that attract birds.....these made the best jelly