The Birding Wire was recently made aware of the existence of a new, non-nectar hummingbird feeder that recently entered the birdfeeder marketplace: the Humm-Bug. While we have neither tested the product nor endorsed it, we admit it is a novel birdfeeding concept – and we wanted to share it with our Birding Wire subscribers.
DID YOU KNOW?
Hummingbirds cannot survive on nectar alone.
Protein found in insects are necessary for their survival.
Hummingbirds consume 100s of insects a day and fruit flies are among their favorites.
Hummingbirds feed their chicks protein every 20 minutes.
Hang the Humm-Bug feeder in a dry, shaded area.
Near nectar rich flowers or nectar hummingbird feeders.
Lift the lid of the Humm-Bug feeder and fill the feeder with banana peels to incubate and produce fruit flies in the feeder.
Empty, Rinse and Refill every 3 weeks.
NOTE FROM THE MANUFACTURER: "Keep in mind, the Humm-Bug works it's best later in the season. July & August tend to be warmer months which in turn cultivates more fruit flies!"
Hummingbird chicks are usually born during these months when the protein from fruit flies is most needed.
The Humm-Bug should work earlier in the season for those of you in Southern areas.
Includes a 12 inch cable hanging loop.
Made of solid red plastic with drainage.
Spacious protein feeder with 15 Ports.
Deters bees and wasps.
Dimensions: 10"L X 10"W X 5 1/2H"