i need a recipe for hummingbird food?

i need a recipe for hummingbird food?

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


anyone know of a website or has such a recipe

Just 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. For example, if you use 1/4 cup of sugar, use 1 cup of water. It is not necessary to add dye or food coloring. Just mix the sugar and water together in a pan over a medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil it for 2-3 minutes, then remove it from the heat and let it cool. Excess hummingbird food/nectar can be kept in a sealed container for up to a week.

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Comment from lbonkerz
Time July 15, 2010 at 6:49 am

Basic recipe is:

1 cup sugar
4 cups water

Good Luck!
References :
http://www.gotpetsonline.com/hummingbird/humming-bird-nest/recipe-for-hummingbird-food.html
http://www.lisashea.com/birding/encyc/hummingbird/nectar.html

Comment from Mandy P
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:18 am

Just 4 parts water to 1 part sugar. For example, if you use 1/4 cup of sugar, use 1 cup of water. It is not necessary to add dye or food coloring. Just mix the sugar and water together in a pan over a medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil it for 2-3 minutes, then remove it from the heat and let it cool. Excess hummingbird food/nectar can be kept in a sealed container for up to a week.
References :
This is the recipe I use. They love the stuff!

Comment from Bama
Time July 15, 2010 at 7:51 am

Others have given you the recipe. Just be sure to boil it until the sugar completely disolves and cool it before adding it to the feeder.
Also, be sure to leave the feeder half full (only half so it won’t freeze) on into early winter for the late stragglers that didn’t leave on time and need the energy to get them on their journey south.
Year before last, one stayed here all winter. They come here in the Spring, the same day as the swallows, March 20. He was alread here, but he didn’t stay behind last year, so I took my feeder down the middle of Dec. We have fairly mild winters and it sometimes fools them and they are waaaaay too late leaving.
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