Asked on Jul 16, 2017

Wasps in our bird bath- How can I keep them out?

by Lou
Since the bees have started visiting our bird bath the birds have stayed away. I would rather have the birds use it. How can I get rid of the bees?

  4 answers
  • KattywhampusLOL KattywhampusLOL on Jul 16, 2017
    Hi Lou, Well, every site I checked says basically the same thing as the link I've posted below for you to see. Basically it says empty the birdbath for a few weeks, set up a small bee pond in a sunny quiet spot of your yard and hope the bees begin making a habit of using it. THEN you can set up the birdbath again ;)

  • Jan Loehr Jan Loehr on Jul 16, 2017
    suggest you look into buying another birdbath and putting it at the other end of your yard so maybe bees will only use one and birds the other is a shot in the dark but it may work...

    • Lou Lou on Jul 17, 2017
      I have 3 bird baths and the bees have taken over all 3....

  • Judy Judy on Jul 16, 2017
    Take a dryer sheet, that we use to keep our clothes fresh, and wipe around the top, and sides of the bird bath, this will truly work. No chemicals to harm the birds, but it will truly cure the pesty visitor, and also, when you work in your flower bed, keep one in your pocket, and wipe your arms, and legs and face with this, and your kneck, and NO bugs will pester you. Best wishes, J.

    • Lou Lou on Jul 17, 2017
      Thanks, I will do this and let you know how it works.

  • 2dogal 2dogal on Jul 17, 2017
    Bees need to drink too. They're the ones that pollinate your flowers and make your honey.
    Set up another water basin for the bees....