However, you have to paint the bottom sand-colored part (not the shells) red. I used fingernail polish, but I plan to pick up some non-toxic paint for the additional feeders I'm ordering. Also, you need to put a clear coat on the inside and outside of the sand-shell cover, including hole metal parts, and the perch because all of these parts rust.
I know it sounds like a lot of trouble, but it doesn't take that long and the feeder not only looks great, but the bees don't bother it and the juveniles and ruffuses can easily reach the holes. The feeder doesn't leak and it's easy to clean. The umbrella unscrews and it all comes apart. It's cup and a half so it's a little bigger than the classic perky-pets 8 oz pinch waist with bee-guards.
I call it the vacation beach house, and summer and winter, it always has guests. :)