Homemade Hummingbird Food
A simple and inexpensive homemade hummingbird food that will bring those incredible birds back year after year!
Servings Prep Time
10-20hummingbirds 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 15minutes
Servings Prep Time
10-20hummingbirds 5minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10minutes 15minutes
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Bring 4 cups of water to a boil, remove from heat.
  2. Stir in 1 cup of sugar until it's dissolved, let cool. Use a funnel to pour cooled liquid into hummingbird feeder. Place humminbird feeder outside.
  3. Stir in 1 cup of sugar until it's dissolved, let cool.
  4. Use a funnel to pour cooled liquid into hummingbird feeder.
  5. Place humminbird feeder outside.
  6. Refrigerate any leftover nectar in a sealed container.
Recipe Notes

Hummingbird feeder cleaning notes: 

  • I like having two feeders to ensure the hummingbirds always have food. 
  • When the food gets old, I make a new batch and put it out for the hummingbirds. 
  • Then I start the washing process of the old food container.  I soak everything in warm soapy water, then use a special hummingbird cleaning brush to clean the bottle and lid. 
  • I also use toothpicks for the tiny holes on both sides of the lid.  Make sure your feeder is very clean before allowing to air dry. 
  • Store for later use.