I'm in southern Arizona where we regularly have at least one nest of wasps in residence at all times as well as bees (we have a pond.) The resident hummers tend to go to my old Ruby feeder with the yellow flowers first so I've had to steal some yellow of of that one to put on my two newer (all white flowers.) The only issue I've ever had with my feeders is gnats crawling through the holes and the rare fungal growth (cleaned out with white vinegar and sunlight straight away!) Bees and wasps are more prone to check out my fresh laundry (laundry critics?) I've never seen them go to the feeders. Maybe they are too busy ganging up around the free pond water cafe to care? :) Do you recommend a type of paint I can use to paint the white flowers yellow? fyi that the 10-oz Ruby feeder is by far the best feeder I've found for ease of use and cleaning where only a small amount of nectar can be put out at a time due to excessive heat. In fact could do with only 5-oz.
Hi Kyer, Thank you for your review of the More Birds Replacement White Nectar Flowers. We are so happy to know that you love the Ruby Feeder! We agree it is easy to use and clean and we are sure your hummingbirds love it too! Arizona, yes full of warmth and sunshine, a great place to be a hummingbird enthusiast! The flowers are now offered in white due to research that shows bees and wasps are attracted to yellow. We suggest avoiding lead based paints as they can be toxic to birds. You could try removing the old feeder to allow the birds to get used to the new one for a few weeks. It can take weeks for birds to get used to new feeders, so they may just be scared of the new feeder itself, and not the color of the flowers. Let us know how that goes! If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164. Thank you for flying with our flock!
Easy to install into the basin top. White is better than the yellow, since wasps are attracted to the yellow color.
I think for the price they should be made out of long-lasting plastic. And you should have a much less expensive shipping cost for such a lightweight item. By the time I got two packs it was $20 and that seems ridiculous.
Hi Carol, We are sorry to see that you are not satisfied with the type of plastic that the More Birds Replacement White Nectar Flowers are made of and that the shipping was too expensive, as well. We have made note of the shipping expense and will work to lower that, if we can, with our shipping vendors. We have also made note of your suggestion for the plastic used and will keep that in mind for future product improvements! We appreciate your feedback and thank you for flying with our flock! If you have any other questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service Department at 1-800-352-9164, Monday – Friday, 7am – 4:30pm EST.
Fit the feeder perfectly and feel a little sturdier than the original flowers (although that might be wishful thinking).