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Having a hummingbird feeder is an easy way to enjoy some wildlife in your own backyard. At little cost to you, you can attract beautiful, fascinating birds to your home and provide them some food. However, if your hummingbird feeder is attracting wasps and bees to your home, that can be a problem. It can be difficult to enjoy your outdoor space while the wasps are buzzing near you or your small children. You also don't want to endanger the hummingbirds by having bees or wasps drown in the nectar and contaminating it with their dead bodies. So, what will make a hummingbird feeder wasp-proof? Keep reading to find out!
Surprisingly, the color of your feeder can make a big difference! Bees will be attracted to a yellow color, but they will be deterred by the color red. If you're still shopping, be sure to pick up a red one. If you already have one that isn't red, think about giving your feeder a paint job soon.
This goes without saying, but bees and wasps can only feed on the hummingbirds' nectar if they can get to it. You will need to make sure that the holes the hummingbirds feed on aren't big enough that the insects can squeeze through. If you didn't already buy a wasp-proof hummingbird feeder, you can buy a bee guard that you can put over the holes. You can also make your own by using a mesh material to insert inside the feeder's holes. While the birds will still be able to drink, the bee guard might make it a little harder for them. However, the nectar isn't what the wasps and bees will prefer to eat, so once the weather warms up and they have other options you can remove it.
You will want to clean your feeder every time you refill it. Even if the bees and wasps cannot get inside, they will still be attracted to the feeder if there is nectar spilled over the outside. The heat can change the air pressure inside the feeder and push out the nectar. Also, if your feeder has developed cracks or other leaky spots the nectar can get on the outside. Making sure it remains clean will help to deter those pests.
A hummingbird feeder that can easily be moved around can help you get rid of those wasps and bees. The insects are creatures of habit and will try to come back to the same spot. If you move the feeder around, they won't find it as easily, but the hummingbirds still will. Bees also want to be out in the sun where most of their other food sources are, so you can move your feeder to a shady spot to make it less desirable for them.
These are the factors to consider when you want to buy wasp-proof hummingbird feeders. Whether you buy or make one, be sure to take these factors into consideration to keep those pesky bees and wasps away.