Proper Sugar Water Recipe for Hummingbird Feeders

To make hummingbird nectar, mix 1 part white granulated sugar with 4 parts water. Boil the water, add sugar, stir until dissolved, cool, and fill your feeder.

Avoid using honey, artificial sweeteners, or red dye in hummingbird nectar. Red coloring is unnecessary and can be harmful to the birds.

Change the nectar every 2-3 days in hot weather to prevent fermentation and mold growth. Clean the feeder thoroughly each time before refilling.

Place hummingbird feeders in shaded areas to keep the nectar fresh longer. Clean the feeder with hot water and a bottle brush at least once a week.

Attract more hummingbirds by planting native flowers and providing perches near the feeders. Enjoy watching these tiny, colorful birds visit your garden!

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