Can I use super glue on my hummingbird bee guards?

DiAnna Bennis
by DiAnna Bennis

I am Having a serious problem with bee's I already know the solutions but, I just bought a nice Jar hummingbird feeder and it has a plate but it has no where I can attach bee guards. I could glue them over the feeder holes ans it would be just fine for my hummers but I don't want to use glue that will harm them. I have other feeders that I have replaced parts and switched things around to make them "Bee proof" and the bee's can't get to the nectar but there a a few that persist on swarming and trying to get into them which causes my hummers to not want to eat out of the feeders until late late , I have a window cling that the bee's haven't found but I want the hummers to be able to eat when and where they want.and I'd like to hang this nice red non bee attractive feeder but have the bee guards just in case the little "Buzz"ards find it in a different place. They are Honey bee's and of course I can't harm them . I had maybe a dozen last year and they only stayed a couple of days. This year there were at least 500 and they literally covered every feeder I had in the back yard. I changed cleaned, checked and modified each and every one of them . I want to hang my new feeder in the front away them close to my window cling. Sooooo I have totally gone off track but, I feel like y'all understand what I'm doing and respects the fact that I love my hummers and I'm not obsessed.

  6 answers
  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Apr 06, 2019

    Hi DiAnna, this is Peggy. Here is what I found for you to be able to fix your humming bird feeder. I would wash it really good before putting it out for the humming birds again. Good luck.

  • DW DW on Apr 06, 2019

    hopefully you aren’t using red dyed food and your yellow bee gards will help but .honey bees home in on color is necessary for hummers to find the sugar might try pulling them down for a few days and the bees MIGHT lose interest..but if there are hives within 5 miles of you you are in for a problem. i put out extra feeders with red feed and some of bees went there, but between the birds and the bees (no pun intended) they can go thru A LOT of sugar water, even making your own, which is best anyway..good luck

    • DiAnna Bennis DiAnna Bennis on Apr 06, 2019

      Nope I'm not using red nectar I make my own,I have no clue where the bee's are coming from but I have a feeling my Neighbor may have a hive starting. Thanks

  • Grace Macy Grace Macy on Jul 19, 2020

    Hi there! Wondering if you found an answer to your question elsewhere regarding superglue. I have a glass hummingbird feeder I bought a long while back, and the “stem” of the glass Tube insert broke, so I wanted to use super glue to soften the edge to make sure no little hummingbird tongue gets cut. Same concern as you, I want to make sure I’m not going to inadvertently poison the poor things instead. Would love to know the info you found! GraceMacy@Ymailcom

  • Alene Teynor Alene Teynor on Sep 10, 2020

    mine wont land just flutter their wings when eatimg after glue the broken feeder

  • Gayle Huber Gayle Huber on Apr 30, 2023

    The Bees are a bigger problem this year because of drought. No water - no flowers - no bees. Seriously - they starve to death !

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