Answer: Honeybees are usually a transient problem at hummingbird feeders. They typically come to artificial sugar water only when there has been little rain and or when there are not many flowers blooming. They seem to prefer feeders in direct sunlight, so hanging a second feeder in the shade often will allow hummingbirds to feed unmolested by bees. If honeybees continue to be a problem, mix up a super-concentrated sugar water mix (two parts water, one part sugar), tint it with red food coloring, and pour it into a shallow plate--preferably a big yellow one. Put the plate on a ladder or stool near the hummingbird feeder the bees are using and they will probably move over to the plate. Each day, move the plate a foot or two further away from the hummingbird feeder and eventually the bees should stop using the feeder. Hope this information is helpful!
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