The chalk line DOES NOT keep ants away. We've tried everything, re-washing, re-chalking, and re-filing according to the instructions each time and ants are all over the feeder right away. We even bought new chalk to use and it didn't stop the ants at all!
Los Angeles, CA
It's an interesting concept overall. My wife loved the way it looked. However, when I saw that it was outside and "in use" the other day, I asked her what she thought of her gift. She said that after putting suger-water inside and putting it outside, she took the cover off of it and found several dead bees floating in the liquid inside. Apparently they cannot walk or land without becoming enmeshed in to the suger water and drowning.
Dripping Springs Jeff
Dripping Springs, TX
My mother is a gardener, bird watcher, monarch caterpillar feeder, etc., so this bee feeder was the perfect gift for her. It is a lovely shape and seems well made. I don't know how it will work, but it seems to be what was advertised. One minor improvement could be made--the instructions were not clear. It talked about a chalk line 'already' on the dish, to keep ants out. However, it wasn't clear what this meant, as there was no chalk on the pot. Maybe the line where the chalk is supposed to be drawn on the pot? Overall, seems to be a great item.
I gave this as a gift and then gifted myself. It looks great in my herb garden which is also near my golden chain so with flowers blooming bees are there - ijust set it up - and got visited
Tahoe City, CA
We plan to use this for our first beehive. Since it was our anniversary, I thought it was be a nice little surprise to celebrate our new venture. We will put this close to our hive. It's smaller than I thought it would be but it appears well-made and fairly durable.
used during our summer while eating outside.
This is a gift we could feel great about. Bees are in trouble and this will help. The feeder is very attractive and durable. Customer Service person was very helpful when discussing the shipping options, etc.