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Old August 20th, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Question Bee problem

Does anyone have any suggestions for a quick fix with a missing bee guard on my hummer feeder?

I know I'm gonna have to venture over to Home Depot in the States to pick up a supply but the bees are really having a feast on the nectar and weasling their way inside the glass jar!

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Old August 20th, 2011, 09:58 PM
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Is it just the one that's missing? If it is, I'd just plug the hole with something and let the hummers drink out of the other three ports. We can get bee guards at places like WalMart and some of the pet supply shops, too, so you might want to check locally before driving any distance to get them.
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Old August 20th, 2011, 10:04 PM
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I have yet to see anything in Canada that sell Perky Pet replacement bee guards. Googling them, I found Home Depot and K-Mart stock them in the States.

It's just one port. What could I plug the hole with?

What if I used a little piece of screening? Take the flower part off, put a piece of screen over the exposed hole stem then slide the flower back on?
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Old August 20th, 2011, 11:45 PM
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Screening might be too brittle or too stiff...maybe a little bit of cheesecloth? It won't keep the bees from sucking the nectar off the cloth, but it would at least keep them out of the feeder...
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Old August 21st, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Maybe buy a new feeder and let the bees finish that one off. Bee's are important to the ecosystem and are dying off in the millions, they need all the help they can get
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Old August 21st, 2011, 11:39 AM
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If you look closely, cell, you'll see that these are hornets, not bees. So cutting these off from their fast-food restaurant won't be detrimental to the bee populations
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