Best-1 8 Ounce Clear Glass Hummingbird Bird Feeder

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• ​Clear glass nectar bottles

• ​Large red base

• Bee/wasp proof

• Built-in perch

• 8 feeding stations

• Base separates for easier cleaning

• No O ring required

• Will not rust

• Made in the USA


• Capacity: 1.5 gallon

• 5 lbs

Feeder Type: Hopper

Mount Type: Pole

Bird Type: Bluebirds, Cardinals, Chickadees, Goldfinches, House Finches, Nuthatches, Purple Finches, Sparrows, Titmice

Brand: Best-1
Model Number: BEST8
Catalog Number: 50099
Average Rating:
By Janet G. from Houston, TX
October 30, 2014

I have used these feeders for several years. They are easy to clean and the hummingbirds seem to enjoy them. I really like the smaller size.

By Mary S. from Sun City West, AZ
August 11, 2014

I had 2 feeders like this for 5 or 6 years and they are the best feeder out there. Dropped one and broke it and so happy I could find another one just like it. Thanks. I love them and so do my hummers.

By Michele C. from AZ
May 5, 2014

Great Product...HUMMERS LOVE IT!

By Sandy S. from Stockton, CA
August 20, 2013

I've been using hummingbird feeders for decades and the Best-1 8 Ounce Clear Glass hummingbird feeder is the best feeder I've ever used. The reasons it's superior to others: (1.) It's easy to clean. You can reach every square inch of the feeder and there aren't any unnecessary decorations that need to be cleaned which so many other feeders have. I use a bottle brush which makes cleaning even easier--it takes less than two minutes. (2.) The bottle is real glass and it's thick. It won't ever crack or discolor or leak toxins into the nectar. (3.) The feeding base is thick red plastic (styrene) and seems to be indestructible. It's only in two parts and there's no assembly required. (4.) The design is genius. It's made so that other birds and insects can't use it. (5.) There's a perch all the way around it for the hummers to use while eating, thus conserving their energy. (6.) The hook is attached to the feeder and it works perfectly. (7.) It's a nice looking feeder. I can't imagine a feeder design being more perfect in every way. After I first put it out, hummers spotted it and started using it within 20 minutes and they've been using it off and on all day long ever since!

By Shannon F. from Redding, CA
August 11, 2013

Our hummingbirds love it. It is SO easy to use clean and we now have three identical feeders in place around our home.

By Penny U. from Martha's Vineyard, MA
February 1, 2013

This bottle feeder is the best we have ever used for a hummingbird! They can reach the holes and perch more comfortably, and the care and cleaning is so much easier, too. If you are ever visited by an off-course hummingbird, as we were in late November until late January, a woollen sock over the bottle (and a heat lamp above) helps to keep the sugar water from freezing.

By Larry S. from Phoenix
November 28, 2012

We've been using this feeder for years. It's getting increasingly hard to find. They will last forever if you don't drop and break them. Happy to find them at Backyard Chirper, and a very good price.

By Judith D. from Chillicothe, OH
August 25, 2012

I love this feeder. I had the blossom style previously and they leaked nectar and I had a problem with bees and ants. I do not have any of those problems with the Best-1. When I first hung it, the hummers did not seem to know how to use it but they quickly figured it out and now they just come there to rest sometimes.

By Kathy C. from Noblesville, IN
August 21, 2012

Love it! My back yard is full of hummingbirds and I'm enjoying them. Clean up is really easy with this product. I bought two of them and threw the rest in the trash!

By Sally G. from Jericho, VT
July 5, 2012

We purchased our first hummingbird feeder having seen one in TX in April. It was so successful, we bought another recently. We found not only hummers like this, but also woodpeckers! So much easier to clean than previous feeders and an attractive design as well. So glad we found you!

By Margaret A. from Midcoast Maine
June 13, 2012

Excellent service. Fast delivery, well-wrapped. I look forwad to using them more.

By Chanin S. from San Diego, CA
June 12, 2012

This is a wonderful feeder!! Our hummingbirds have followed us from our previous building next door. The Best-1 nectar is great too. They love it and no red dye in it. I hand-raised a hummingbird my daughter found on the ground using the nectar among other things... released him after about 6 weeks! Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone, it's easy and they love it.

By Gayle K. from Fort Worth, TX
June 4, 2012

Thes hummingbird feeders are by far the best out there. The glass bottle and the resin bottom part seem to help prevent the mold, or whatever that scuzzy stuff is that forms on the feeders especially in the hot and humid weather so it doesn't start forming near as quickly as in other plastic ones. I have used them for years as has my Mom. Wouldn't use anything else. Just bought one for my daughter who just moved into a house and had a place to put one. She loves it!

By Wayne R. from Charlotte Nc
April 6, 2012

These are the best feeders you can buy! Easy to clean! And when you go on vacation you can screw a two liter coke bottle on them!!

By Sandi B. from Wooster, OH
October 18, 2011

I've gone through many hummingbird feeders over the years, and this one is by far the best. My recent purchase was to replace the exact item. The hanger had rusted after several years use so I decided to replace now so I'm ready for next season. It's a no-nonsense feeder, easy to clean--I highly recommend it!

By Cynthia M. from United States
August 22, 2011

Great feeder!

By John C M. from Alma, AR
August 3, 2011

The size is perfect and I have used several feeders from different companies in the past and I really must say this is the one for me.

By Nancy K. from Willow Street, PA
July 10, 2011

I have used a number of different hummingbird feeders over the years. I purchased one of these feeders a few years ago while on vacation. I wanted to purchase another one because I have found it to be the BEST one I have ever used. Found it on line at Backyard Chirper- it is also very easy to clean.

By Ed P. from Traverse City MI
July 5, 2011

Great hummingbird feeder. Easy to clean and fill, bought two for freinds also!

By Georgia R. from Castleton, NY
June 26, 2011

These are the very best hummingbird feeders we have ever had and we have used them for a few years. They are easy to clean and do not have the bee guards that always get moldy. The hummingbirds love them because they are easy for them to hold on to while they are feeding.

By John C M. from Alma, AR
June 23, 2011

This was my first time dealing with this company but you can believe I will be back.The small size of this feeder is just what I was looking for very little waste. Shipping was very fast and packed very well.

By Shirley K. from Morganton, NC
June 18, 2011

I love this type of hummingbird feeder. I have been using them for years. I would recommend them to anyone who feeds hummingbirds.

By Greg H. from Ajijic, Jalisco, Mexico
May 12, 2011

I was somewhat surprised that as soon as we put the feeder out, the hummingbirds started using it. Sort of like, "build it and they will come" from Field of Dreams.

By Norma M. from Renton, WA
December 19, 2010

This is the best hummingbird feeder I've ever seen, for two reasons. One is that it is very easy to clean, and the second reason is that it gives the hummers a place to rest while they eat. I ordered some to give for gifts.

By Connie H. from Big Horn, WY
November 21, 2010

Best feeder ever!! Have five of them.

By William E. from SC
October 29, 2010

We had one of these feeders and several others. We noticed the hummingbirds were tactical over this particular feeder. The hummingbirds like it the best by far. It is so easy to clean and reasonably priced.

By Kathleen F. from Festus, MO
October 25, 2010

This is the best hummer feeder I've found....It's large enough to hold food for a few days, then small enough that it's not a pain to clean frequently so food is kept fresh and delicious for my hummingbirds! This style feeder is easier to clean than those with the yellow plastic flowers that can fall off and get lost.

By Barbara M. from Colchester, VT
October 17, 2010

I have owned a number of hummingbird feeders. This is the best. It is easy to see the level of liquid in the bottle, it is easy to clean, and the cup keeps ants from getting to the nectar.

By John A. from Castle Rock, CO
July 26, 2010

Best feeder I've ever found. It doesn't leak like some others and the hummers love it!

By Barbara E. from O Fallon, MO
July 7, 2010

I've had many hummingbird feeders over the years and this is the best hummer feeder ever. Most important, it is easy to clean. No worry about the birds getting ill. Simply clean it every few days, hang in a shady place and fill and "they will come".

By Ethylgene J. from Vincennes, IN
June 28, 2010

I have purchased this feeder before and this was an additional one. I have found it to be the best feeder available.

By Rheta S. from Cocoa, FL
April 20, 2010

Best hummingbird feeder I have ever had. It does not drip or leak like other designs do.

By Janet M. from Upland, CA
December 7, 2009

Our humming birds LOVE this feeder because it has a perch! There will be five at a time enjoying their homemade nectar - we love it!

By Maria A. from Lake Elsinore, CA
September 25, 2009

This is the best hummingbird feeder. It holds enough to feed them and doesn't spoil. I like it so much I have two and adding. One really isn't enough they are so territorial. The base is really solid construction and the glass bottle is great. It cleans so easily. The person that recommended it to me has 3 of the 32oz feeders. I've given these as gifts for people that are home bound and they love to watch all the birds.

By Mike S. from Alexandria, MN
July 10, 2009

This is a great hummingbird feeder! The hummers love it and perch on it to eat all the time. I now own 4 of them. It is also easy to clean and there are no spare parts for critters to break off and replace. Only problem is, they were hard to find in a store, until I Googled the name, and had to order over the web.

By James N. from Pryor, OK
July 2, 2009

We purchased the first of this type of feeder in Tulsa. After the store closed we looked for the item on line. That is how much we like the product.

By Willie D. from Bryan, TX
June 27, 2009

It is as good as the 32 oz. Good for those slow times at the feeder.

By Sam T. from Amarillo, TX
June 13, 2009

This is a really good design. It is the easiest feeder to clean that I have ever encountered! I know ALL hummingbird feeders have packaging or whatever that says they are easy to clean, but usually that it a big lie. In this case it's actually true. The base comes apart effortlessly for cleaning and none of that deal where you have to somehow pry apart the pieces. This has none of the problems of other feeders I have tried regarding the accidental trapping and drowning of little native bees. I like bees, too, and have every wish to avoid killing them. And the perches get a thumbs up in my book on a safety issue - I actually saw a photo once of a hummingbird that had become wedged and died in between a circular perch and the base, but this perch has several concentric circles so there is NO WAY a hummer could get wedged in there. I like knowing I can order bigger glass bottles and not entirely new feeders if the hummers around here start drinking more. This doesn't have little green or yellow fake plastic "flowers" around the drinking holes, but guess what - hummingbird research shows that hummingbirds don't give a flip about those little plastic fake flowers - it's just one more thing not to have to clean around.

By Mildred N. from Pearland, TX
April 21, 2009

I hate raccoons!!!

By Steve C. from Greensboro, NC
November 17, 2008

I have used this feeder for years. It is easy to load, clean and keeps bee's at bay!

By Willie D. from Texas
October 12, 2008

This is second best to the 32 oz model!

By Georgeanne H. from Snoqualmie, WA
July 14, 2008

This is the best feeder I have ever used!

By Susan D. from Gulf Breeze, FL
June 7, 2008

This is a very nice feeder. It comes apart easily for cleaning, and the perch gives the birds a chance to perch and feed, which means we can see them longer. I really like it!

By R.c. S. from Cocoa, L
January 13, 2008

Great feeder; it does not leak like other designs.

By Helen G. from Vincennes, IN
November 1, 2007

Love this feeder. Simple to use, easy to clean, and the glass never clouds like plastic. I've used this brand for 3 years and will not use anything else. The hummingbirds also seem to like it over the others I have out. I can also use bleach to clean and sanitize, unlike plastic which seems to retain the bleach odor and never rinse clean.

By Christine M. from Worthington, OH
October 30, 2007

I have three! They are the best!

By Deanna R. from Mt. Pleasant, UT
October 2, 2007

I have hummingbird feeders that hold more food and needed something smaller. The 8-oz feeders allow me to keep them fresh easier and I can have several in different areas which is good because these little darlings can be so territorial. I love the size and the quality!

By Hal K. from Plano, TX
July 19, 2007

Great product! Lasts well in our hot summer climate and the hummers love it.

By Doreen A. from Modesto, CA
July 3, 2007

It is a cute feeder. The hummingbirds are loving it!

By Cynthia C. from Memphis, TN
June 8, 2007

It is a really great product and great service.

By Pete P. from Apple Valley, CA
May 7, 2007

I have had two for 4 years and they are still like new. Hummers love them.

By Larry O. from St Louis, MO
December 28, 2006

It is a nice hummingbird.

By Amanda H. from Silverlake, CA
December 16, 2006

It is easy to use, affordable and the birds adore it!

By Tina O. from Manhattan Beach, CA
November 26, 2006

It is just perfect!

By Larry H. from Cortez, CO
August 24, 2006

Great product! Perfectly designed because you have the choice of either filling some or all of the bottle.

By Margaret S. from Northfield, MN
July 3, 2012

This bird feeder is the best feeder at keeping out ants I've ever tried. This is my second feeder the first one got broken. A bear took it done and smashed it.

By Anne F. from Perrysburg, OH
June 17, 2012

I don't waste as much with this feeder as it takes less and I can see if it is being used.

By Judy V. from Whittier, CA
March 24, 2012

Our hummers immediately fed from this feeder.

By Ed W. from Sacramento, CA
July 28, 2011

The hummers like it and the yellowjackets don't. That's super. If ants give trouble, just smear wheel bearing grease on the hook that holds the feeder. Most other feeders mainly satisfy the yelllowjackets. NOT THIS ONE!

By Inese M. from Phoenix, AZ
May 14, 2010

This is my second hummingbird feeder. It is easy to handle and keep clean.

By Kevyn M. from New Zealand
October 25, 2009

Arrived safely New Zealand small nectar birds are using it. Do you have a model with slightly larger perching area? We have a bird - Tui - that is larger and can not land on the perching ring

By Marvin H. from Cumbaya, Ecuador
April 18, 2008

We live in an area of the World where hummingbirds abound and we have been looking for feeders that have a perch as an integral part of the feeder. One can see the beauty of the various colorations of these lovely birds only when they are at rest so the perch becomes very important. The feeder we purchased serves that need extremely well. I would have preferred a perching area with a greater surface diameter in as much as hummingbirds are quite territorial and do not like to share space with other species of Colibri. We should have ordered 4 feeders instead of the 2 we ordered since we have both hanging to avoid the constant dispute over who will be allowed to drink from each feeder.

By Anne M. from Portland, OR
January 28, 2011

Although I like the design of this feeder better than any other, I'm noting that the quality of the item is not as strong as it once was. The metal holder seems different.

By Helen L. from Palm Desert,CA
September 16, 2008

This is exactly what I wanted except I ordered the one that is too small. Am using them, however.

By Ted A. from Seattle.WA
April 10, 2014

This product is too small. We end up refilling the bottle in less than a week When you fill the bottle, attach the bottom part and turn it over to fill the reservoir, the bottle is 1/3 empty. Get a bigger one.

By R Y. from Pensacola, FL
July 18, 2012

We are extremely disappointed with this item. We have been feeding hummingbirds for the past 15 yrs, and this is the first time, we have had horrible ant issues with our feeders. This item is not at all what it makes itself out to be. It can get full of ants and none of our hummingbirds are interested in this feeder, at all. What a waste of our money, and I would never recommend buying anything from this company too.

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