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hummingbirds this year with bees
« on: May 28, 2007, 08:44:10 PM »
Ok this might bee a stupid question but, i am curious does anyone feed hummingbirds with bees in there backyard?  The reason I ask is hummingbirds feeders have sugar water in it.  I know that attracts bees.  What do you guys do?  I dont want to start a frenzzy at the feeders

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Re: hummingbirds this year with bees
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 08:48:24 PM »
has not been an issue.  i have 3 feeders by the house.  sometimes the bees will check out a drip, but other than that, they leave it alone.
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Re: hummingbirds this year with bees
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 09:05:46 PM »
I had dead bee bodies in mine and had to remove it - who knew they would squeeze through such tiny little holes  :?

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Re: hummingbirds this year with bees
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 03:33:06 AM »
Like kathyp I have three hummer feeders and the bees leave them alone.  The biggest problem is red wasps.  These will even go after the birds.  Got two in a moth trap. :-D
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Re: hummingbirds this year with bees
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2007, 03:59:33 PM »
We have 2 hummingbird feeders within a couple hundred feet of the hive and the bee's only occasionaly come by and eye the feeders, but never stop.

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Re: hummingbirds this year with bees
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2007, 07:45:31 AM »
Some of the hummingbird feeders are made to be bee proof.
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