Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

I just made my own homemade hummingbird nectar using two simple ingredients. Sugar and water is all you need. Some people add food coloring but you don’t need to and the birds don’t require the red juice to be attracted to your feeder.

These tiny little creatures are among the smallest bird species and are just so lovely to see up close. Here is one enjoying my homemade hummingbird nectar juice mix.

Simple recipe:
4 cups water to 1 cup sugar. No need to use food coloring and the birds don’t seem to care at all. They are still attracted by the red on the feeder and don’t need any artificial coloring. So 4 parts water to 1 part sugar is this simple recipe.

Mix well with a spoon and fill up your feeder. It is recommended to change out the homemade juice every week to keep it fresh and healthy for the hummingbirds. Even sooner in very hot weather. Remember to clean and rinse the feeder with hot water as needed so it stays nice and healthy for your hummingbirds.

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One Response to “Homemade Hummingbird Nectar”

  1. Judith St Marie October 22, 2017 at 6:33 pm #

    I also have been feeding the hummingbirds for many years and they love the nectar. 4 cups water – 1 cup sugar. I had to put 3 feeders out because of so many of them emptying the feeders fast. A friend told me a couple years ago to rub Olive Oil on the outside of the feeders to keep bees away. I’ve done this for several years. Although this year was the first time the feeders got so loaded with the bees I had to take them down. A bit tricky but I sprayed the bees with full blast of the water hose and then grabbed the feeders. That was dangerous but I didn’t get into any problem from the bees. I will continue next year using the Olive Oil. I’m done for this year until I find out what kind of bees they were.

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