How to Avoid Bees and Wasps at Hummingbird Feeders

Place decoy feeders away from the main feeder to distract bees and wasps. Use feeders with bee guards and wasp traps to deter them from the area.

Avoid using yellow on your feeders as it attracts bees and wasps. Opt for red or orange feeders instead, as these colors are more attractive to hummingbirds.

Hang feeders in shaded areas to make them less appealing to bees and wasps. Keep the feeders clean and free of spills to avoid attracting unwanted insects.

Plant bee and wasp-repelling flowers near your feeders, such as mint, basil, or marigolds. These plants can help deter bees and wasps from approaching the area.

Consider using natural repellents like peppermint oil or cinnamon to keep bees and wasps away from your hummingbird feeders. Refresh these repellents regularly for best results.

Regularly monitor your feeders for bee and wasp activity. If you notice an infestation, temporarily remove the feeders, clean them thoroughly, and relocate them to a different area.