hummingbird feeder problem in Indiana

I have two hummingbird feeders that attract the hummingbirds very well. The problem for the past two weeks in September are a lot of bees in the hummingbird feeders. The poor birds get rooted out of their food. Is there any way to keep the bees away?


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The bees need our help too, as man's use of pesticides is very harmful to the poor bee. The answer is really a year away; by planting lots of fall blooming flowers that will satisfy your bees, rather than your feeder.
Susan

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Oct 20, 2011
Agree with adding flowers
by: Anonymous

I agree with what others have said about planting flowers to draw the bees from the feeders. Maybe even some potted flowers would help. My hummingbird feeder hangs over a small bed of asters and some other flowers and the bees are all over the flowers but not anywhere near the feeder just above. Wasps are another story though. I try not to hang the feeder in the bright sun to avoid attracting wasps.

Sep 18, 2011
offer the bees something more to their liking
by: Anonymous

Try planting Goldenrod. I have it growing about 5 feet from my hummingbird feeder and not a bee in the bird's way.

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