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Chef Joey Z.'s Note:
This is such an easy recipe. I don't add any food color to this as I've heard it's not good for the little birds. Do not use honey or other types of sugar, the birds cannot digest them. Also if you have trouble with ants you can now get a little item that has ant repellent in it that doesn't harm the birds. I have one on my hummer feeder.
My Private Note
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- 1Bring the water to a boil.
- 2Take the water off the heat and add the sugar.
- 3Stir to dissolve completely.
- 4Let the nectar cool.
- 5Place in a clean hummingbird feeder and hang outside for the birds.
- 7Change the food at least every three to five days with a new batch to keep it fresh. Remember don't use food coloring.
- 8Check the bird feeder regularly and every time you change the food to see if any gray mold has formed inside the feeder base, or, any ants have crawled inside to get at the sugar water.
- 9If you see any take the feeder down and throw the bird food away. It's not good for the birds to drink this. Chances are they won't drink it anyway.
- 10Clean the hummingbird feeder by rinsing with warm water. Then, put a few drops of bleach into the water inside the feeder and clean with a bottle brush.
- 11Once clean, rinse thoroughly with fresh water and let dry.
- 12Fill up with new food and place outside.
- 13The birds will love you for it!
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Nutritional Facts for Hummingbird Food
Serving Size: 1 (1148 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 774.0
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 30.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 199.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 199.6 g
- Protein 0.0 g