The Best Homemade Hummingbird Food Recipe

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

HOMEMADE HUMMINGBIRD FOOD RECIPE

Ive written before about my adoration for the whimsical creatures that are hummingbirds. Last month, I shared about how to attract them to your own yard in this web post! They just fascinate me and bring so much joy and wonder to outdoor spaces. 

I grew up watching their little bodies flit and flutter outside the window at my Grandmas house, and ever since, Ive always been delighted when they show up in my garden to feed on flowers or from my hummingbird feeder.

WHY MAKE DIY HUMMINGBIRD FOOD?

My kids always get a kick out of observing these little guys, too. Its just so much fun for the whole family! Thats why I want to share the simplest and best homemade hummingbird food with you all today. Its two ingredients and couldnt be easier( or faster) to make, and its sure to bring a few of these pretty birds to your yard this season.

MY OTHER RECIPES

I will advise right off the bat not to use red dye, which some sources say to mix into the food. Hummingbirds like the bright color red because it reminds them of sweet flowers, but just use a red feeder for the same effect, since dye can be harmful to hummingbirds health. With that, lets get into the recipe!

I love to make a batch of my kesukaan granola bar recipe( or a smoothie recipe), taking a snack outside, and spend some time enjoying nature and these highly entertaining little critters. Seriously, theyre so entertaining and good for the soul.

HUMMINGBIRD FOOD INGREDIENTS

Homemade hummingbird food only requires two sederhana ingredients that I guarantee you have at home. To make this hummingbird food recipe youll need:

• Hot Water

• Granulated sugar

Thats it!


HOW TO MAKE HUMMINGBIRD FOOD

To make hummingbird nectar simply boil the water, remove from the heat, add the sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolves. Let the mixture cool completely, then pour into your hummingbird feeder.

Start keeping an eye on your feeder because once these beautiful birds realize theres sweet sugar water for them to drink theyll start visiting your feeder as often as possible.

CAN I USE TAP WATER?

You can! Just be sure to boil it before using so that it dissolves the sugar and the boiling will remove any impurities.

WHAT KIND OF SUGAR SHOULD I USE?

Youll want to use granulated white sugar-- or regular table sugar. Do not use raw or unprocessed sugars or honey or corn syrup because those can be harmful to hummingbirds health.

SHOULD I BOIL THE WATER?

Its recommended to boil the water to help clean it of any impurities that might be in the water.

HOW LONG CAN I STORE EXTRA SUGAR WATER IN THE FRIDGE?

Store leftover sugar water in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. If you notice mold growing in the mixture, toss it and make a segar batch.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE THE FOOD IN THE HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER?

Its best to change and clean out feeders every other day, but if you miss a time or two, just make sure youre switching out the food and cleaning it out at least twice a week during warm months and once a week in cooler months. This helps to prevent mold growth.

WHEN SHOULD I PUT OUT MY HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER?

Hummingbirds migrate with the seasons, so when you put out a hummingbird feeder depends on where you live. For those World Health Organization lives in southern parts of the States, you can set up feeders from February through November. 

Across the middle of the country, plan on placing feeders from April through October. Along the northern states in the U. S., put hummingbird feeders out from early May through September.

WHERE SHOULD I SET UP MY HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER?

Place your hummingbird feeder in low- activity areas( away from where pets or kids might play often because hummingbirds can be shy and territorial!). Close to trees is best because they like to perch on branches to watch out for predators.

WHY SHOULDNT I ADD RED DYE TO THE HUMMINGBIRD FOOD?

Foremost, red dye isnt necessary because many feeders themselves are red-- plus, dye is harmful to hummingbirds health, so be sure to skip it.

WHAT PLANTS ATTRACT HUMMINGBIRDS?

Hummingbirds love flowers that are brightly colored and produce lots of nectar, including bee balm, trumpet honeysuckle, and bleeding hearts. They also really like red tubular flowers.

BEST HUMMINGBIRD FEEDERS

A hummingbird feeder should be sturdy, have lots of red on it, be easy to wash, fill, and hang AND it should be a good price.

Here are my top 3 hummingbird feeders to buy:

1. Natures Rhythm Red Antique Glass Bottle Hummingbird Feeder( holds 28 ounces, 5 feeding spots)

2. Juegoal Glass Hummingbird Feeders( holds 26 ounces, 5 feeding spots)

3. Sewanta Hummingbird Feeders, plastic( holds 32 ounces, 10 feeding spots, pack of 2 feeders)




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