[Tweeters] summary of suggestions re bees at hummer feeders

Gary Bletsch garybletsch at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 10 17:42:19 PDT 2021

Dear Tweeters,
Thanks again to all of the Tweeters who have responded to my questions about honeybees and hummingbird feeders. Here is a brief summary of the suggestions.
1. Move the feeders. The bees take a while to find the feeders after they've been moved.
2. Obtain PAM original cooking spray; spray it on "a piece of wax paper, then use your fingertip to spread the oil onto the feeder ports." No, I am not making this up.
3. Get bee-guards.
4. I forget.
I just ran out and bought some PAM. Normally, this is the absolute last thing in the world I'd use to lubricate my precious cast-iron skillets, but the bees are driving me crazy. Before I try this method, though, I will have to run a planning session with the Joint Chiefs of Feeder Staff. We have to figure out which method to try first, second, and third.
Yours truly,
Gary Bletsch
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