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Hummingbird feeders with bee guards

Started 1368625697.22 in In the Garden | Last reply 1369526803.96 by Talidog

Does anyone know where I can purchase a hummingbird feeder with bee guards? They are on the internet, but that requires paying shipping charges. Bees are getting more food than the hummers, and driving the hummers away. Thanks.

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shwarma1368627664.1271088 PostsRegistered 8/14/2008
Perhaps walmart, lowes. I know Amazon sells this product. If you order $25 shipping is free. Don't you love the hummingbirds?

nanny241368630386.997424 PostsRegistered 2/18/2010

Yes, I love them...I just break out into a smile when I see one at my kitchen window. Now I just see bees!!!

Lilysmom1368646483.8733524 PostsRegistered 11/24/2007
Nanny, I bought two at Lowe's when I was in Hilton Head in March. I live in Atlantic Canada and our hummers are just arriving??!!! HTH. LM

Rochester ­Shopper1368931190.4474928 PostsRegistered 7/20/2011Michigan

Do you have a Wild Birds Unlimited near you? They have feeders with bee guards. Also, perhaps putting up a bee / yellowjacket trap might help lure the bees away from your feeders.

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happycat1369332314.321620 PostsRegistered 9/18/2010

I bought some at Lowes last year. Unfortunately, they did not work. It does seem like we must have a bee hive(s) somewhere close to us, though. Maybe if it is just a few bees it would work, as it was all three off my bee proof feeders wound up with mounds of bees on them.

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violann1369338557.75713827 PostsRegistered 12/12/2004
I'm afraid to put my feeders out lest it might attract the neighborhood bear. This is the second year I've missed my hummers. :(

I didn't come here to argue.- Peg Bracken

kristan1369496706.9573748 PostsRegistered 8/23/2008so cali

They have them at walmart, but I don't need bee guards, I need ant guards.

Cas1369497223923 PostsRegistered 7/12/2007

You can buy hummingbird feeders with an antwell in
the center. You just fill it with water. When the ants try to get to the nectar, they drown in the water. I've been using these for years now. Just keep filling the ant well, it goes down quickly!

jewel31369524408.281810 PostsRegistered 6/11/2006West Coast
Or put tanglefoot on the wire above the feeder.

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Talidog1369526803.963763 PostsRegistered 8/9/2007Heart of Dixie

I buy my feeders locally, but when I can't find them, I order from Amazon, along with my ant guards. My hummers have been late this year due to the cold Spring, but I spotted my first hummer 2 days ago. Yea! K

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