Date: 3/19/21 9:58 am
From: Allen Chartier <amazilia3...>
Subject: Re: [humband] Re: [birders] Interesting hummingbird paper
I have been using 12-ounce saucer-types (don't know the brand any more) for
several years, although I wish the ports had slits instead of the 1/8 inch
holes that the yellowjackets squeeze through.

Allen T. Chartier
Inkster, Michigan
Email: <amazilia3...>

On Fri, Mar 19, 2021 at 11:55 AM Lanny Chambers <lannychambers...>

> Rather than repel, try a feeder that doesn't reward wasps and bees with an
> easy meal. HummZinger and similar bowl-type feeders let you keep the syrup
> level out of these insects' reach. I never have bee problems with my
> 8-ounce HummZingers. The worst bee attacters are Perky-Pet bottle feeders,
> which maintain their syrup level just inside the feeding port. Plus, they
> are prone to constant dripping, and the fake flowers on some models collect
> the runoff for easy access. Perky-Pet bee "guards" are useless and
> dangerous, suspected of causing bill breakage. Perky-Pets are designed to
> attract humans, not birds.
> The only potential drawback of an 8-ounce HummZinger is its capacity,
> which in busy yards may not last all day. So hang more of them. They're
> also very sturdy and easy to clean; some of mine are over 20 years old. If
> your hummers don't find them immediately, hang an empty Perky-Pet nearby as
> bait.
> Lanny Chambers
> Fenton, MO
> > On Mar 19, 2021, at 09:49, Allen Chartier <amazilia3...> wrote:
> > I don't think that there is a feeder that will repel wasps, hornets, or
> yellowjackets.
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