Friday, September 12, 2008

Unwelcome Visitor At Our Hummingbird Feeder

This is the time of year when the bees get persistent and aggressive. This wasp was caught feeding at our hummingbird feeder outside our kitchen window. He's not alone. In addition to the welcome hummingbirds which visit our feeder, there are tons of bees.

There is little you can do to prevent bees from congregating at these feeders all together, but keeping your feeder clean, and making sure it is not hanging in direct sunlight will help. The sun, by the way, heats the contents of the feeder and causes it to bubble out of the feeding holes attracting all kinds of unwelcome visitors!

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