Thanks for the update! July 19, 2014
Our local store stopped carrying the Perky-Pet brand, just when I had my yard stocked! I needed some of the flat style bee guards and went online to find they had been replaced by the dome shaped ones. One of the reviewers said that they fit just like the flat ones. Thanks for that info--the description did not say that and I wasn't sure of the model # of my feeder--it's an oldie but a goodie!
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.