Homemade Hummingbird Food Recipe
I love all birds feeding in my yard but there is something very special about the hummingbird that simply leaves you in awe when you watch them feed and zip around.
They truly are a wonder of nature!
You do not need to buy the red dye hummingbird food that is on the market..
Make your own, using this simple recipe, and avoid potentially harmful red dyes and food colorings.
Healthy Hummingbird Food
This recipe below will make 2 batches, enough for 2 feeders or simply feel the clean feeder with one half and save the other half in the refrigerator. It will be good for a month. There are only 2 ingredients needed
2 cups water
1/2 cup granulated sugar (do not substitute with anything else)
In a saucepan, over medium heat, bring water to a boil and then stir in sugar until it dissolves.
Return this mixture to a boil, remove from the heat and cool to room temperature with the lid on the pot.
Store the nectar in a clean tightly capped jar in the fridge for up to one month.
Always clean your hummingbird feeder by rinsing it with hot water, and fill with fresh nectar and ALWAYS hang your hummingbird feeder in the shade at eye level.
Always choose a feeder with a red base to attract the hummingbirds and sometimes orioles. The red on the feeder with attract the hummingbirds, so there is no need to use red colored food.
If you also plant red, orange or pink flowering shrubs or flowers and have the feeder nearby this will get them attracted to your yard.
Keep it natural, and make sure to empty your feeder every three days in hot weather or a week in cooler temperatures.
Your reward will be beautiful hummingbirds visiting your yard...