NICE NEW DESIGN August 22, 2013
My resident hummies were taken aback by the new domed bee guard design and kept going to the other feeder with the old flat bee guard design that has the center hole blocked. When the flat bee guard feeder emptied, they went to the feeder with the dome design grid with no problem. Just takes creatures of habit a while to adjust to a new thing. It's nice that the new center grid hole is no longer blocked. We have SMART hummies that hover and chirp at the screen door scolding us to refill their empty Glass Pinch-Waist bee guard feeders! We used to have huge swarms of honey bees hanging on the feeders which prevented the hummies from getting to the syrup. After using bee guards and Perky-Pet Ant Guard hangers, we rarely see a bee at a feeder any more.
Like the new ones better than the original ones. May 02, 2013
Although the original bee guards are pictured, I received the new, improved ones; those are the ones I'm reviewing here. I ordered the bee guards as spares for my 203-CP feeder in case any guards got lost or broken. When I got the new ones, I ended up putting them on the feeder and keeping the old ones as spares! The new ones make the ports look more like pretty flowers! The new bee guards are dome-shaped and open up for cleaning. They fit on the same way the old ones did. The grid is open in the middle (the old ones weren't) and look like they'll be easier for the hummingbirds to navigate. Definitely much nicer looking, easier to clean, make more sense than the old design.
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RESPONSE FROM PERKY-PET
MAY 05, 2013
Thank you for your online review! We appreciate your feedback regarding the Perky-Pet® Replacement Yellow Bee Guards (model 205Y). We are happy to hear that you have been able to enjoy the new design of the Bee Guards.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Consumer Relations Team at 1-855-PERKYPET (1-855-737-5973).
Consumer Relations Representative