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There is a great deal of misunderstanding about hummingbird and oriole feeders. I think a lot of it has to do with the fill it and leave it nature of most other types of feeders. I have customers who have confessed to filling their hummingbird feeders in April and leaving them for weeks and even months. They couldn’t understand why they hadn’t seen any hummingbirds. Have you ever left Kool Aid in the refrigerator too long, never mind out in the sun? Would you drink it with mold floating around in it? Help your hummers out by: Keeping your feeder...

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Don’t you hate it when you go out to your hummingbird or oriole feeder and find it full of ants? Most of the ants are dead and the nectar has spoiled and smells bad. Then back in the house, you always end up with a couple of live ants crawling around the sink as you try to clean the feeders. There is a simple solution to this problem: water. Just like the castles of knights and kings, a moat is just what you need to stop the invading ants. Whether it is nectar, jelly, or fruit that needs protection, an...

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Aspects, Hummingbird Feeders -

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about hummingbird and oriole feeders. I think a lot of it has to do with the fill it and leave it nature of most other types of feeders. I have customers who have confessed to filling their hummingbird feeders in April and leaving them for months. They couldn’t understand why they hadn’t seen any hummingbirds. Have you ever left Kool Aid in the refrigerator too long? Would you drink it with mold floating around in it? Help your hummers out by: Keeping your feeder clean…If the nectar in your feeder is cloudy looking...

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Aspects, Hummingbird Feeders -

First and foremost I want to make sure that you understand that I have nothing against bees and wasps. They are very important parts of our ecosystem and many, many plants depend on them for pollination. That being said, they can be a pain in the “bee-hind” when it comes to hummingbird and oriole feeders. While some may have bees find their feeders early in the season, luckily, it is a problem that doesn’t really get bad until late summer. I say “luckily” because I don’t think there is a solution for jelly feeders but it tends to occur at...

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