Keeping Birds & Bees Apart

 This homemade bee feeder is keeping bees out of a friend's hummingbird feeder.

This homemade bee feeder is keeping bees out of a friend's hummingbird feeder.

My friend Margaret asked me how to keep bees out of her hummingbird feeder. She took my advice and here is her followup:

"The bees were hanging out at my hummingbird feeder and my hummers couldn't feed. My beekeeping friend, Charlotte Ekker Wiggins, showed me the sugar water saucer in one of her bee hives, saying the bees need the sugar to make their honeycombs. So, I put out a saucer of sugar water to attract the bees away from the hummer feeder. It worked, now the hummingbirds can feed and i have a swarm of bees at the saucer. Man, the bees eat faster than the birds. Enjoying dining al fresco with my birds and my bees!" -- Margaret

Do you have bees getting into your hummingbird feeders?

Charlotte