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Well behaved bees are welcome - in their place- during GBBC

Taking corn out of bird feed, increasing sunflower content, setting up bountiful bee buffet away from birds dining area, has given birds bee-free banquet area

Pam Dailey-McNeiley writes:
About the bees... on Friday, I donned a jacket, gloves and hat, and stood and watched what they were going for in the feed. They were rolling and trying to pick up the cracked corn, just like Mr. McCasland said. So I emptied the feeders with the corn mix on plywood scraps on the ground about 20 ft. away, added apple slices and a tray of sugar water for good measure. Then I replaced the feed in the bird feeders with a no corn mix and lots of sunflowers and the bees went to the ground sites. They are welcome to stay and eat (and I will put some more cracked corn out for them on the ground), but just not inside the feeders while I am trying to do a bird count! -Pam Dailey-McNeiley
Comments above re article 42564 Bees If they are problem call join or visit GR beekeepers



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