Purchased this feeder to eliminate the bee problem with our other oriole feeders. Within two weeks the bees that numbered hundreds are gone. We have nine of these feeders out now as we have a lot of orioles. We withdrew our other feeders so they had no choice but to feed on these which they did and are doing. These get emptied every other day now. We have an ant guard (gooey kind)like we use for our hummer feeders so no ants. BTW, the hummers are actually feeding on these feeders too, but still prefer their Perky Pet ones by far.
The bees can't feed from these (previously more than half of our liquid was consumed by bees) as the liquid is down and away instead of right at the feeder port. A bee can't get down inside to feed like other feeders or if they do (none have so far) they cannot get out and dead men tell no tales so the rest of the nest never shows up.
Out of nine of the feeders - some fit together better than others. A few leak, but not terribly and not consistently. Depends on high you fill them and how heavy the bird as they do tilt. Temperature may also affect them.
Overall, If I were making these I would design more of a tighter Tupperware type of seal/fit, but they are working as is. If you have a bee problem this feeder is your solution!
As with any new feeder, be patient. Our experience was quicker than most because we have a hundred or so orioles visiting (and new young ones now) and I think they followed the leader.
since last year we have purchased three orange ball and two dish style oriole feeders. ALL of the orange ball feeders leak and/or were missing parts, and BOTH of the dish style feeders hang crooked and leak! We are DONE with your products! It's disgusting that an American company will have their product made in china & sold in the U.S. with such POOR quality. Maybe you should try a little R & D before putting your name on it! VERY SAD!!!
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