If you are like me, you love to see humming birds and the best way to attract these regal little birds is by hanging a hummingbird feeder up and feeding them. I hate to buy the nectar because it has artificial coloring and chemicals inside of them and besides, I prefer FREE. :-)
To make your own is super easy and cheap. All it takes is plain sugar and water. Yep, that is all. Here is how to do it.
Boil some water. Once it comes to a good boil, measure 2 cups of the boiling water and put it into a bowl. Now stir in 1/2 cup of sugar and stir until it is dissolved. Put it on the counter or into the refrigerator to cool. Once it has cooled down, pour it into your feeder and enjoy the view.
|Here he is approaching the feeder.|
|"Oh, yeah! That is good stuff!"|
|Getting a good long drink!|
This little guy arrived at my feeder within 20 minutes of hanging it out. There is no need to add red food coloring to the food. . The red of the feeder will attract them. If your feeder is not red, just tie a bit of red ribbon to yours.
You can double the recipe if you want. It can store safely in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Be sure to change the feed out often to keep it fresh and from going spores. If the temperature is in the mid-80's, change the nectar out about every 3-4 days. If it is hotter, change it out every day or two.