Keep Bees Away from Hummingbird Feeders with These 6 Tip

The same sugary nectar that attracts hummingbirds may also attract harmful insects such as bees and wasps.

There are various actions you can take to keep bees away from hummingbird feeders and invite just hummingbirds to the feeder. 

This article will offer you with expert knowledge about the bees, wasps, and other insects to look out for at feeders, as well as efficient ways for reducing their presence.

Many bee and hummingbird species rely on nectar blooms as their primary source of nutrition. They are pollinators that feed on nectar-rich blooms and move from one blossom to the next.

A hummingbird feeder in your yard will most likely attract bees and wasps due to the sugary concoction. 

A hummingbird feeder is not a primary source of food for hummingbirds. "The sugary syrup provided to hummingbirds in feeders is meant to supplement the hummingbird's normal diet of nectar from flowers," entomologist Dr. Tracy Ellis explains.

"Sugar is a quick source of energy, so many animals have adapted to take advantage of flower nectars, which the flowers provide specifically to attract pollinators," says conservation expert Charles van Rees. 

"Most adult bees and wasps feed primarily on nectar, even if they gather other protein-rich foods like pollen or feed on other invertebrates to raise their young."

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