Make Your Own Hummingbird Nectar!

A couple things to remember when making your own hummingbird nectar…

  • Never use honey or artificial sweeteners! Honey ferments easily, and can cause sores in a hummers mouth. Artificial sweeteners have no food value.
  • Do not use red food coloring in your solution, as this could be harmful to your hummers. Most feeders have red on them and that should be enough

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe:

  1. Mix 4 parts water to 1 part white table sugar
  2. Bring water to a boil.
  3. Add sugar to boiling water
  4. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
  5. At this point, you’ll realize how easy it is to make your own nectar (And kick yourself for not doing it sooner)!!!
  6. Make a quart or more of nectar at a time to keep in your fridge. It’ll keep 12-14 days.

Freshen the nectar in your feeder every few days or more often if it’s not crystal clear. During summer heat, that may mean almost daily.

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