7 Natural Ways to Keep Bees and Wasps Away From Hummingbird Feeders 

Humidor feeders can deter bees and wasps. Long tongues allow hummingbirds to reach saucer feeder nectar, while insects cannot. While hummingbirds like red, bees like yellow.   

Ant moats average 3 inches broad and 1–2 inches deep. Above sugar water feeders for hummingbirds. Water repels ants since they can't swim.   

Ants cannot climb fishing line, therefore they are unable to get to your hummingbird feeders and enjoy a free meal.  

Hummingbirds can get nectar albeit nectar guard tips keep bees, wasps, and yellow jackets away. Also available are yellow bee guards for glass bottle feeders.  

Insects can be made to lose track of feeders by simply shifting them three or four feet. It's still easy for birds to find them, but insects don't always.  

Hang the imitation wasp nests in protected locations to dissuade actual wasps, which are territorial and won't enter a perceived inhabited space.  

Bees need a good alternative. Fertile blooms in containers in the garden attract pollinators. Try fuchsia, impatiens, trumpet vine, bee balm, and cardinal flower.  

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