DIY Hummingbird Food


1 cup pure cane white granulated sugar

4 cups hot boiling water


Boil more than four (4) cups of water on the stove top.

Carefully measure out four (4) cups of boiling water into a large bowl.

Add one (1) cup of sugar.

Mix the sugar and water together until all of the sugar is dissolved.

Carefully place the mixture into the refrigerator to cool, usually overnight.

When mixture is cold, take the mixture out of the refrigerator. You now have a bowl of hummingbird food.


Clean the feeder with soap and water making sure your feeder is clean and free from any debris and/or mold.

Carefully pour the hummingbird nectar into the tank.

Don’t spill the hummingbird food or you will have an ant invasion in your house, and if you do, clean it up right away with soap and water.

Place your feeder in a quiet location that is out of the way of noise and traffic.

It is important to remember to change the nectar at a minimum of every three days. If you seen white floating strands, or the nectar gets cloudy, or it just doesn’t’ look right, make sure to take down the feeder and clean it.

Do not add red food coloring or dye to the hummingbird food.

Do not use the microwave to boil the water for hummingbird food.

Do not put hot hummingbird food into a feeder.

Do not use brown sugar, powered sugar, maple syrup, karo syrup, Splenda, Equal, Sweet’N’Low, or any other type of sugar or sugar substitute.

Do not use Kool-Aid to make hummingbird food.


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