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Deter Bees

Bee, Photo, Wild Birds Unlimited, WBUWhile insects such as bees play an important role in our ecosystem, they can sometimes become a nuisance. Bees visit bird baths for water, hummingbird feeders for nectar and bird seed feeders if there is cornmeal dust present. They cannot be “kept” from feeders, though they can be discouraged by using a feeder that does not allow them access. Trying several feeders or moving the feeder may help. Planting wild flowers away from the feeders can provide a natural source of nectar to deter bees.