How to Make Hummingbird Food
Making Hummingbird nectar isn't very hard, but I have to look up the ratios every time.
It's 4 parts water to one part sugar.
To fill my feeder I boil two cups of water in a saucepan and stir in 1/2 cup of sugar until all the grittiness is gone.
I let it cool while i clean the feeder.
Some people add red food colouring but I've read that it's is bad for their wee constitutions (but living on sugar water can't be that great either...apparently Hummingbirds are great eaters of insects, so I'm relieved to think of them as having protein to offset that sugar high!)
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