While Labor Day weekend may signal the unofficial end of summer, there’s sure to be some warm days still ahead. If you’re one of the many who take part in the summer-time treat of feeding the hummingbirds, commentator Donna Hartley of Black Forest Honey suggests you keep an open mind to the open invitation.

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