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The hummingbird food recipe is made up of 1 part white granulated table sugar and  4 parts of regular tap water. This 1 to 4 ratio of sugar to water will closely resemble the nectar that hummingbirds get from flower blossoms.

The hummingbird food recipe is made up of 1 part white granulated table sugar and 4 parts of regular tap water. This 1 to 4 ratio of sugar to water will closely resemble the nectar that hummingbirds get from flower blossoms.

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How to Attract & Care for Hummingbirds (Plants to Grow, Homemade Hummingbird Food) -- great project for kids.
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Hummingbird Nectar Recipe  1 part sugar/4 parts water  Boil the water first, then measure and add sugar, at the rate of 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water.    Let cool and store excess in refrigerator until ready to use.    Do not add food coloring, honey (which ferments), or artificial sweetener, which has no nutritional value.  You will need to clean your feeder about once a week. According to the National Audubon Society

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe 1 part sugar/4 parts water Boil the water first, then measure and add sugar, at the rate of 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water. Let cool and store excess in refrigerator until ready to use. Do not add food coloring, honey (which ferments), or artificial sweetener, which has no nutritional value. You will need to clean your feeder about once a week. According to the National Audubon Society

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make humming bird food  4 parts water, 1 part sugar  NO red color!!!  Boil water for 2 minutes (helps chlorine evaporate & can kill harmful stuff in the refined sugar--don't over boil, as it may attract wasps)

make humming bird food 4 parts water, 1 part sugar NO red color!!! Boil water for 2 minutes (helps chlorine evaporate & can kill harmful stuff in the refined sugar--don't over boil, as it may attract wasps)

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Homemade Hummingbird Food - Boil 2 cups water, add 1/2 cup sugar, stir until dissolved.  Boil for 2 minutes, then let cool before adding to feeder.

Homemade Hummingbird Food - Boil 2 cups water, add 1/2 cup sugar, stir until dissolved. Boil for 2 minutes, then let cool before adding to feeder.

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Homemade hummingbird nectar. I've been doing this for years and I never add food coloring. Experts say it could be harmful to the birds.

Homemade hummingbird nectar. I've been doing this for years and I never add food coloring. Experts say it could be harmful to the birds.

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Homemade Hummingbird Food and My Favorite Nectar Feeder @ Common Sense Homesteading
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