Who doesn’t love hummingbirds? The store bought nectar can be so expensive, so I researched how to make my own. It is very simple and doesn’t have to be red in color as most people think. I use a mixture of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. In a measuring cup, mix 1/2 cup sugar and 2 cups water. I microwave mine to dissolve the sugar and then let it cool. Fill up your feeders and the hummingbirds will come! You can use clear feeders or red ones…. No difference the hummingbirds love them all!
Editor’s tips: In the sun, warm sugar water can grow bacteria very easily. Sugar can also ferment in hot weather, so keep an eye on your feeder. If the mixture looks cloudy or milky, clean it out immediately. For best results, keep your feeder in the shade and clean with warm water and dish soap every few days. This will keep those birdies healthy and coming back for more.
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