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Make Your Own Hummingbird Nectar

 

 

Hummingbirds get the energy they need through flower nectar and sugar water in hummingbird feeders.

Making your own hummingbird nectar is as easy as opening a package of commercially prepared nectar and adding the water. Here is the recipe:

 

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe:

In a bowl or large measuring cup:

1 cup tap water (boiling not necessary)

1/4 cup granulated sugar

Stir well until the sugar is dissolved.

Pour into a clean hummingbird feeder.

Do not use artificial sweeteners or honey!

 

As mentioned above, boiling your water is not necessary; however, some believe that boiling may help the sugar dissolve faster and discourage molds or other bacteria from forming.

Change the nectar and wash the glass container every two weeks (or more often) for freshness. Leftover hummingbird nectar can be refrigerated.

If this is your first try at attracting hummingbirds, hang your feeder near your flower garden. My hummingbirds just love my cannas!

If you don't have a flower garden, no need to fret! Your colorful feeder will also attract hummers.

 

**Red food coloring is not necessary or recommended!**

 

 

 

 

 

         
 

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