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?

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.

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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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