Here is some info I posted to this Same Question that was asked on one of the other threads here.Its from the Hummingbird website concerning keeping the bees away ,hope its of some help to you! We have two possible solutions. Try spraying the ports of your feeder with a spray vegetable oil (like Pam). Don't use the butter flavored -- it makes a mess. Try using bee-resistant feeders with ports so small that bees can't get into them. Bees almost always give up on these feeders unless nectar is accidentally splashed on the surface of the feeder. So always wipe them clean. --Larry & Terrie
Edited by: GINGERSTARDUST at: 7/19/2008 (21:19)
GINGER IN SNOWY MINNESOTA! "Dont let yesterday use up too much of today"(Will Rodgers)
current weight: 165.0
Fitness Minutes: (194,747) Posts: 12,022 7/18/08 10:30 A
this year i planted a couple eggplants, squash, and cucumber plants. i had 1 baby squash about an inch long and something has been chewing on it. i saw a field mouse run away from the plant, i didn't think the mouse did it because i have bird feeders and they usually go after the seeds. does anyone think that the mouse ate my baby squash?
Fitness Minutes: (194,747) Posts: 12,022 7/17/08 9:22 P
Silverwitch59, I was hoping you would answer my question! You seem to know alot about birds and things. I looked up tarantula hawk and Yes, Im glad I only have the wasps! I would probably be afraid to even go outside if we had those around here! I guess there is a bright side to everything, right? I think I will try the sevin dust. Thanks for answering!
"Never look down on anybody unless you are helping him up."
current weight: 140.0
Fitness Minutes: (194,747) Posts: 12,022 7/17/08 3:06 P
It helps to remove any of the yellow color on the feeders it attracts the bees if they are wasps/yellow jackets get a bee trap.We also sprinkle 7 dust on the feeders it kills the bees but will not hurt the birds Good luck and be happy the are not tarantula hawks that is what we get YIKES if you want night mares google it HUGS
Just Breathe Arlene
Mountain Time Zone
Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow. Mary Anne Radmacher
There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.
I saw something at the hardware store. It was a paper lantern type thing that looked like a wasp nest. It boasted that wasps were territorial and would see this as other wasps territory and not hang out in your yard. Didn't buy it though.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.