[CT Birds] yellow jackets & hummer feeders

Jim Zipp jimzipp at sbcglobal.net
Mon Aug 24 17:35:46 EDT 2009

Sandy, Those little yellow grids that are called bee guards are more like bee landing pads!  We hate that kind.  The saucer type feeders that require a long tongue to reach the nectar will occasionally attract a few bees but they "typically" don't hang around long and users rarely report any problems while the type you are talking about almost always do in summer.  Hope that helps as I don't know of anything else that does.


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From: sandy <sandyducky at comcast.net>
To: ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org
Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 5:23:05 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] yellow jackets & hummer feeders

We have mobs of yellow jackets around our hummer feeders.  We know that the yellow
grids placed on the feeder spout prevents them from actual feeding but they are still
attracted to the general area.  Does anyone have a method of  getting rid of these
pests.  It is getting downright dangerous trying to re-fill the feeders!

Sandy Scott
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