Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Honey Bees and My Hummingbird Feeders
I don't know what is going on with the bees this year, but they are taking over the hummingbird feeders. AND they are all honey bees. They swarm over the feeders every day covering the outside and climbing into the interior, where they cannot escape. When I cleaned out the feeder, I found over a hundred dead honey bees. Now that is something I do not want to see happen! Where all the bees coming from? Aren't they supposed to be pollinating and making honey for their queen? I've seen Bee Movie, I have a good idea of what they should be doing. Maybe they are escapees from someone's hive nearby.
The other big problem is that they are so thick that my hummingbird friends cannot force their way in. There have been a lot of bee/bird wars at my feeders. Does anyone know what I can do about this problem? Help! I need suggestions now!
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