Hummingbird Nectar Recipe

July 14, 2017

One of the smallest birds in the world called hummingbird. It is called hummingbird because of its huming sound. I used to hear that huming sound because my neighbor loves it. I noticed that there is a hummingbird feeder in his backyard. The neighbor told me that it was just like nectar produced by plants and he made it himself.

Uniquely, the hummingbirds have speedy metabolisms. They consume half their body weight in bugs and nectar. They even visit 1.000 to 2.000 flowers per day. The nectar is helping the hardworking hummingbirds to get the nutrient they need. So, it is important for you to know the hummingbird nectar recipe.

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You Will Need:

  • ¼ cup refined white sugar
  • 1 cup boiling water

Equipments You Will Need:

  • Bowl
  • Spoon

How to Make It:

  1. Simply mix sugar and boiling water until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Cool and fill the feeder.
  3. Hang up the feeder outside and wait for the hummingbirds to come.

In this recipe, you do not see the red coloring because there is no need actually. It can be harmful to the birds. Some other recipes may ask you to add honey but there is no need also because it can promote dangerous fungal growth. Only use the refined white sugar.

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Then, I would like to give you several tips on feeding the hummingbird based on my neighbor and my own little observation.

  • Do not forget to put the feeders up. The feeders you made is very useful for them when the natural flowers are not yet in bloom. Watch the map and put up the feeders.
  • Keep the feeders fresh and clean. You have to change it immediately if you find that it is cloudy or there is mold.
  • Bring the feeders inside in cold nights.

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