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bees in hummingbird feeder (1 Viewer)


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So my hummer-feeder has been "found" by bees. Rather odd in that the yellow thing they're clustering on is sold as a "bee guard". I like having bees around (I'm a vegetable gardener), but it would be nice to discourage them from sitting there. How do I do that?

Is it possible that there is some sugar solution on the bee guard? I would wash the feeder, and be careful to keep the bee guards clean. If there is nothing there for the bees to eat, they should move on.
Yes, but there are four identical ports, and the bees cluster on one. Not clear why that one port would be leaking sugar solution if the others aren't. Next fill cycle I will take some trouble to inspect. Thanks.
I have a similar problem! But I have bees actually inside my feeder. I was changing my nectar today, and two bees were still swimming around the nectar. I managed to get them out, but I’m not sure how they’re even getting in there. This is my feeder. Any advice would be appreciated!!

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