What is the correct ratio of sugar and water for making home made hummingbird food?

What is the correct ratio of sugar and water for making home made hummingbird food?

3 March, 2010 (01:13) | hummingbird food | By: admin


3:1 or 4:1?
sugar:water, that is.

1 part sugar to 4 parts water. In other words 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water. Bring to boil and let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers after filling feeders.

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Comment from Yogi T
Time March 3, 2010 at 6:46 am

1 part sugar to 4 parts water. In other words 1/4 cup sugar to 1 cup water. Bring to boil and let cool. Refrigerate any leftovers after filling feeders.
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