Keeping Bees Away From Bird Seed
Bees can be a nuisance when it comes to bird seed, as they are attracted to the sweet smell of the seeds. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep bees away from your bird seed and ensure that your feathered friends get the food they need.
Cover Your Bird Feeder
One of the simplest ways to keep bees away from your bird seed is to cover your bird feeder with a mesh or netting. This will prevent bees from accessing the seed while still allowing birds to feed. Make sure that the mesh or netting is tightly secured so that bees cannot find their way in.
Use Bee Repellent
Another option for keeping bees away from your bird seed is to use bee repellent. There are many commercial products available that contain natural ingredients such as peppermint oil, citronella oil, and eucalyptus oil which can help repel bees. Simply spray the repellent around your bird feeder and it should help keep bees away.
Choose Bee-Resistant Seeds
Finally, you can also choose bird seeds that are less attractive to bees. Sunflower seeds are a popular choice for birds but they are also very attractive to bees. Instead, opt for safflower seeds which have a bitter taste that most bees do not like. You can also try millet or thistle seeds which are less appealing to bees.