1 cup of boiling water (measure after
1/6 cup of white granulated sugar (do not use honey or artificial
The basic recipe is six parts water to one part sugar. Granulated
sugar dissolves better in boiling water. Allow the water to cool
sufficiently before hanging the feeder back in its position outside.
Any left over sugar-water can be stored in the refrigerator for
Nectar should be replaced a minimum of once a week and more often
in the summer. If possible, it’s best to locate the feeder in the
shade. Always clean your oriole feeder with mild detergent and rinse
thoroughly each time you replace the nectar.
Do not add food coloring – it is not necessary and
may actually be harmful to birds!