Our Fava Beans are a magnet of Aphids every spring. I was very happy to find that the first ladybugs are starting to consume them. Normally, the ladybugs take some time to catch up to the aphids. The ladybugs overwinter in the Sierras and move down to the farm late March. The warm February has made it possible for them to move sooner this year, alas, it has also given the aphids a head start. We will see how they duke it out.