In early March, I place the hummingbird feeder on my front porch.
It is always exciting to see the early scouts show up.
And then I have a regular detail of birds feeding here.
I enjoy it so much.
this year someone else
or I should say a whole bunch of someones is showing up
and deterring the hummingbirds from feeding here.
At first I didn't mind sharing-FL has a real problem
with the decline of the honeybee like so many other states.
But they are swarming the feeder
and filling the air around the feeder with their presence.
This is hanging right on the veranda that runs the full length of the house
and where the boys do all of their early morning playing.
While the bees don't seem to be aggressive,
I am afraid as their numbers increase, there will be a sting in the future.
What to do?
For now, I have pulled the feeder off the porch and given up on the whole idea.
I am not happy about it!