What Do You Need To Make Hummingbird Food?
First, you’ll want to assemble the kitchen items you’ll need to make hummingbird nectar.
- Measuring Cup for Water
- Measuring Scoop for Sugar
- Small pan for boiling
*It’s very important that you only use refined white cane sugar. Organic, natural or raw sugar contains iron that can be harmful to hummingbirds. Honey, guava nectar, stevia, or other sweeteners can ferment into a toxic mess for the birds. A simple white sugar mixture is perfect.
- Mix 1 part sugar to 4 parts water in a small pan on the stove and bring to a boil. (It’s important to boil the mixture together because it helps the sugar dissolve more completely into solution and the heat from boiling can kill any bacteria or mold that could be harmful to the hummers.)
- Take off heat and allow to cool. Stir gently to be sure all the sugar is dissolved.
- Place in a clean hummingbird feeder and hang outside.
- Store the remaining hummingbird nectar in the refrigerator.
Feeder Dimensions: 8" x 9" x 7" without bottle (bottle adds 7")