Sunday, September 11, 2016

Recipe for Hummingbird nectar

Homemade Hummingbird food nectar.

1 part sugar to 4 parts water
Boil the water first, Then measure and add the sugar, at the rate of 1 /4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water.
Let cool before filling hummingbird feeder
Store excess in refrigerator until ready to refill feeder
Do no add food coloring, honey ( will cause fermention), or artifical sweetener, which has no nutritional value

You should clean your hummingbird feeder at least once a week or more often if in the sun and the nectar looks cloudy.  According to the National Audubon Society. you can clear your feeder by rinsing with one part white vinegar to four parts water.  rinse with water.