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Offline PeteS

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Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:31:39 AM »
Hi folks,
As the thread starter says, I was wondering if HBH would be harmful to hummingbirds if you put some in their syrup to stop it from fermenting so soon? :?
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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 09:44:01 AM »
I put it in my hummingbird feeders - just thin out my bee syrup. No problems noted and yes, it does make the syrup stay fresher longer.
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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010, 09:17:47 PM »
If you have the Humming Birds I have you shouldn't have to worry about fermentation.
We have to refill our feeders once every day this time of year. Shouldn't Ferment in a day.:)doak

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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2010, 10:01:15 PM »
Doak,
I wish I had your problem, but we only get 1 or 2 regulars, so it's a concern for us. :-D
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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2010, 01:55:52 PM »
Give them time to find it.

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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2010, 10:05:04 PM »
I've been feeding the hummers for the last 6 or 7 years the most we get is 2-3 hummers. Needless to say the syrup spoils before it's used up. So I thought if I used some HBH it might last longer, it's hard to tell when it goes bad. I just want to make sure the HBH won't hurt the hummers and it won't chase them away.

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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2010, 11:06:52 PM »
Maybe it is just a new york thing.   I know we have a bunch of humming birds here in the south.

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Re: Just wondering about using HoneyBHealthy for hummingbirds
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2010, 03:12:33 PM »
Use the smallest feeder you can find. Don't make up your feed ahead of time. Just enough to let it cool if you heat it. Do not refrigerate. A Zinger holds 1 pint. 16 oz's. doak

 

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