Don't we all love old Wive's Tales? Well here's one that is actually true and helpful for those sweet little Humming Bird visitors
You can apply Vick's Vapor Rub on a Humming Bird feeder and it will repel wasps and bees. Bees, wasps, and other stinging insects love hummingbird feeders and will often chase the hummingbirds away. As it turns out rubbing Vick's Vapor Rub around the feeding flowers effectively repels the bees and wasps away, but doesn't bother the birds because birds don't have a sense of smell, but the wasps and bees do.
Note: Another effective method of repelling bees and wasps from the feeder is to install bee guards, which fit on the feeder flowers, restricting the insects’ access but still allowing the hummers to feed through the grates with their long bills and tongues.
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