how to make hummingbird food from sugar and water.?

how to make hummingbird food from sugar and water.?

15 July, 2010 (01:18) | hummingbird food | By: admin



The standard ratio is one part sugar to 4 parts water. Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar, remove from the heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cover the syrup and let it cool completely before filling clean feeders. It is not necessary to add any coloring to the syrup. The red on the feeders will attract the hummers just fine! Keep the syrup fresh. I’ve found the best way to keep our feeders clean is to invest in a bottle brush specifically for feeders and use hot water with a bit of white vinegar in it. Scrub well, rinse thoroughly, and enjoy watching your new little friends!

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Comments

Comment from jbwky4
Time July 15, 2010 at 6:31 am

In the wild hummingbirds drink nectar that is about 21% sucrose, and the closest you can come to that is to mix one part white cane sugar to four parts water. In other words, you could pour a half-cup of cane sugar into two cups of water.
Good luck! I love hummers ^_^
References :
http://www.hummingbirds.net/index.html
home hummer feeder, too

Comment from red_neck_25276
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:11 am

Not a good idea,sugar water lacks nutrition.
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Comment from Beth S
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:25 am

The standard ratio is one part sugar to 4 parts water. Bring the water to a boil, add the sugar, remove from the heat, and stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Cover the syrup and let it cool completely before filling clean feeders. It is not necessary to add any coloring to the syrup. The red on the feeders will attract the hummers just fine! Keep the syrup fresh. I’ve found the best way to keep our feeders clean is to invest in a bottle brush specifically for feeders and use hot water with a bit of white vinegar in it. Scrub well, rinse thoroughly, and enjoy watching your new little friends!
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Comment from Just Q
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:53 am

Beth is exactlly correct! BUT keep in mind,just because you put out a hummingbird feeder doesn’t mean you will attract hummingbirds if there aren’t any in your area as there isn’t any in my area. . . . darn!
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Comment from LANELL
Time August 13, 2011 at 12:22 pm

MY WATER AND SUGAR TURNS TO SYRUP IN THE BOTTOM OF THE FEDER. IT GET THICK AND HARD. IN JUST TWO DAYS.
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY?

Comment from debbie vause
Time July 20, 2015 at 7:48 am

I MAKE MY HUMMING BIRD FOOD . I PUT 2 CUPS SUGAR TO 8 CUPS OF WATER BRING TO BOIL CUT OF AND LET COOL COMPLETLEY, THEY LOVE IT ,I SAVE SO MUCH MONEY BY MAKING MY OWN, DON”T PUT ANY RED FOOD COLORING IN IT…… I HAVE ABOUT SIX HUMMING BIRDS ALL DAY LONG I LOVE MY HUMMING BIRDS AND ALL BIRDS I LOVE, I FEED THE WILD BIRDS TOO, BUT THE SQUIRRELS DRIVE ME CRAZY………….

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