So, this is what happens when you have three beehives, and you put up a hummingbird feeder that doesn't have bee guards (my other three feeders do have them!):
I don't mind them stealing a little, but these girls are going to drain this at the rate they are going. That sugar mixture won't kill them, but neither will it make for good honey! So I've moved the feeder and we'll see if they find it. If so, I'll just have to take it down.
This was a quiet moment; there was quite the feeding frenzy going on at one point! Gordon was unperturbed.
Amazing how bees will find sugar, then go back and tell everyone else in the hive where it is.
Of course, now that I've moved it, I've got a bunch of confused bees flying around the patio door! "Where'd it go? Where'd it go??!"
Here's a video of the action:
Meanwhile, the chicks are still adorable.
I cleaned out their waterer right after I took this. They sure do make a mess!
Hope you're having a happy weekend.