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June 08, 2024

Welcome to
the Hummingbird Guide
FAQ's Newsletter!

Issue #7....
Ant Problems!
What To Do!

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FAQ's Issue #7, June 8, 2024.

In this Issue:

1) Ant Problems.
2) Our Hummingbird Starter Kit.
3) Other Problem Solving Products!
4) Introducing Our New Other Site!
5) Our Proven Nectar Recipe.
6) Dr. JB's Window Kit.
7) Our Featured Product.
8) Our Hummingbird Migration Tracker App.
9) Shop for Everything Hummingbirds....Special E-zine subscribers discount.
10) Attracting Hummingbirds With Feeders.
11) Link on your mobile device.
12) Hummingbird Guide Social Network.
13) Advertise in this newsletter.
14) Contact Us with your suggestions for future E-zines

Hummingbird feeder ants
can be a serious problem.

Nectar is a mixture of sugar and water and what ant doesn’t love a good sugar treat? How many picnics have you had spoiled by the annoying presence of ants? For hummingbirds, ants are more than annoying.

Ants are a real health hazard for the hummingbird!

First of all, ants will steal the nectar. As you may have witnessed, once they come to the feeder, the ants come by the thousands and are capable of eliminating a noticeable portion of the hummingbird’s dinner.

Next, ants often enter the nectar and die contaminating the nectar! Ants will deter hummingbirds from coming back to your feeder if the problem isn’t solved.

Even though hummingbirds eat insects for a protein source, they do not like the taste of ants.They instinctively know that these particular insects can cause them disease.

What To Do!

The most effective method to deter ants from a hummingbird feeder is an Ant Moat!

BUY an Ant Moat

Ant moats are great. They are simple to use and save you time. Plus they will eliminate the worry of injuring or sickening the birds with other chemical ant deterrents.

You simply hang an ant moat above your feeder and fill it with plain water. Ants can’t swim and cannot cross the moat to get to the feeder.

Some Helpful Hummingbird Products
"Hummingbird Accessories"!

Check your feeders for damage or leaks and maybe replace them.
Make sure they are clean and you have all the accessories you need such as an Ant Moat to keep those pesky ants off your feeders or a "Hummer Helper Helmet" to shade your feeders in the hot sun.

When your feeders get busy, fill them less often with our "All Natural and Safe".....Nectar Defender!

Ant Moat Self-Measuring Nectar Pitcher

Dr.JB's Feeder Hummingbird Feeder Helmet

Fresh Nectar Defender Copper Hummingbird Swing

Window Decals Hummingbird Feeder Brushes

Dr. JB's Feeder Window Kit

Enjoy Your Humingbirds
Through a Window
Without Ants Enjoying the Feeder!

Kit Comes with the Dr. JB's feeder, a Suction Cup Window Hanger
and an Ant Moat!

See It Here!

Make Your Own
Hummingbird Food!

Our Guaranteed Recipe!

This Recipe is the Closest to the Natural Nectar
That Hummingbirds Love!

Our Nectar Recipe!
With Tips
1. About Homemade Nectar
2. How Often to Change the Nectar
3. How to Properly Clean Feeders
4. A Printable Recipe Version!

This "Nectar-Aid Pitcher"
Makes the Process a Snap!

Learn More Here

"Attract Hummingbirds
with Feeders"

Step #1:

Learn about Feeder Choices here.

Step #2:

Visit our Attracting with Feeders page with more information and tips.

Our #1 Recommended Basic Feeder:


1.) It is a very durable feeder (we've had ours for 13 years now),
2.) Easy to clean (dishwasher safe),
3.) Hummingbirds love them!

The Dr. JB's Hummingbird Feeder

For More Details Read Our Review!

If You Know Someone Who Would Love to Start Enjoying Hummingbirds!

Here's A Great Deal!

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Our Featured Product!

The Perky Pet Window Hummingbird Feeder.
Offers great viewing from your window.
Attaches to a window with suction cups or hangs!


- Feeder attaches directly to windows for up-close bird watching
- 3 hollyhock-inspired ports are soft & flexible for a natural feel
- Feeding ports are tapered to keeps bees out of nectar
- Mount two ways – use the suction cup or hang from a nail
- Comes apart completely for easy cleaning
- Constructed of shatter-resistant plastic for durability
- Holds up to 8 oz of nectar

Perky Pet
Hummingbird Window Feeder!

Perky Pet Hummingbird Window Feeder

The Hummingbird Tracker App

Follow the 2024 Spring Migration
From Your Smartphone

The Hummingbird Tracker App New Features: Best Feeders, Hummingbird Identifier, Hummingbird Garden Design, FAQ's and MORE!

Available here:

The Hummingbird Guide Store!

Our Website is Now at
The Highest Level of Security!

We have worked hard to bring our website up to the highest level of security.

You will notice "https" in our URL (web address) in your address bar of your browser and the "Padlock" icon indicating that our website meets the standards for the highest level of security.

You can shop with confidence that our store is secure and any page that you visit on our site is secure!

Please visit Our Store. There is a large selection of decorative, unique, basic hummingbird feeders along with many accessories such as the ant moats and brushes. Also, we have many beautiful "Woodstock" wind chimes available, Gifts and Birdbaths.

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For You Seniors!

And Not So Senior!

Introducing Our New
(Other) Site!
Senior Travel Central!

A Resource of information to find some of the best senior vacations and destinations, best senior travel deals, transportation, passports when needed and tips on travel insurance, safety including Covid19 protocols, health restriction travel plans and senior handicapped travel.

Learn about Senior Travel Groups, Travel Clubs, Walking Tours, Long Stay Vacations, Our Personal Recommendations and Reviews!

Visit "Senior Travel Central"

Let Others Know About
Your "Favorite" or "Not-so-Favorite"
Hummingbird Product!

Submit your personal review here.

See Our Revised Pinterest Page!

Follow us on Pinterest and Pin Your Favorites to Your Pinterest Board.

Our Website is "Mobile Friendly"!

Add our website to the "Homescreen" of your Smartphone to have quick and easy access to follow the Hummingbird Migration as we update your sightings.

Visit Our Social Network!

If you haven't already, you just might like to become a fan!

It's "A-buzz" with activity and has been growing by leaps and bounds!
We now have over 19,100 Facebook followers.
We have many new visitor photos, videos and conversations.
We would love to see your photos and videos, come join the fun!

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Suggestions? Ideas?..........

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Please Contact Us with your input.

Enjoy the rest of the Spring and Summer!

See you soon,

Jim & Ruth

The Hummingbird Guide "Home Page"

I saw a hummingbird today..........

Sweetness and Joy is on the way!

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