Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
I have been losing runner bean flowers atan alarming rate and a farmer friend told me about oil seed rape and the black beetles!
I tapped some flowers and caught dozens of them in a container they are only 2-3mm long and they soon flew off!.After much research I find they are called pollen beetles and I can find no useful info on how to get rid of them.Can you please advise, they are a new pest to me having grown beans for decades !!
- 26 Jul, 2010