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Dining Where They're Not Wanted

Honey bees licking the surface of a hummingbird feeder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

If your hummingbird feeders are filled with that oh-so-tantalizing sweet sugary syrup, you may be attracting not only hummers, but honey bees, too. In fact, the bees may be crowding out the hummers. Just how do you keep your hummers happy and the bees...

Honey bees licking the surface of a hummingbird feeder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bees licking the surface of a hummingbird feeder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bees licking the surface of a hummingbird feeder. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hummers can reach this syrup but the bees cannot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Hummers can reach this syrup but the bees cannot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Hummers can reach this syrup but the bees cannot. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 8:58 PM
 
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