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Attract beautiful hummingbirds to your backyard or garden with this simple homemade hummingbird food recipe!

The Best Homemade Hummingbird Food


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x

Description

Attract beautiful hummingbirds to your backyard or garden with this simple homemade hummingbird food recipe!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup white granulated sugar
  • 4 cups hot tap water
  • Please do NOT use red dye

Instructions

  • Add all of your ingredients to a large bowl, and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  • Fill your humming bird feeder as directed on individual instructions.
  • Store leftover sugar water in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Notes

  • If there is noticeable signs of mold on your sugar water before 2 weeks, discard and make a fresh batch.
  • Red dye is harmful to hummingbirds. Use a red feeder to attract them instead of dyeing their food.
  • Don’t use raw or natural sugars — they contain too much iron that can hurt hummingbirds.
  • Do not use honey or corn syrup.
  • Category: hobby farm
  • Method: no bake
  • Cuisine: hummingbird

Keywords: hummingbird food, humming birds, hummingbird food recipe