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My bees love the humming bird feeders. I am considering just leaving out the feeder that once it getts too low they cant reach the suger water. I notice that when I try to work around the feeders a few of the bees will not leave me alone. They insist on landing on my hand or shirt. Not a good thing when I have a Fourth of July picnic.

Do Honeybees need salt?

I was wondering if the bee was attracted to the salt on my hand and shirt from sweating.

Her is the feeder that quickly gets to low for them to reach the suger water.
http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/beekeeper_2006/?action=view&current=Picture146.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch1

This feeder is not water tight. All the bees fight over getting to the leaky spots to get some suger water. I can't imagine this being very efficient foraging since they are always pushing each other off.
http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i91/beekeeper_2006/?action=view&current=Picture.jpg&refPage=&imgAnch=imgAnch2
 

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The pictures are in reverse order. The first picture is the feeder with the leak and the second is the feeder that the bees can't get to the suger water if not too much of it is in it.
 

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I can't answer your question, but do have a bit of advice. You may consider putting honey into that feeder at some point. Don't do it. Your hummingbirds can die.
 
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