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    Hummingbird Nectar Feeding Solution

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    7 mins

    5 mins

    2 mins

    Darla Emerson's Note:

    I've done some research and believe this to be the most healthy way to prepare the solution. Never use sugar substitute, brown sugar, honey or organic sugar. Some experts believe red food coloring can be harmful to hummingbirds. Since most hummingbird feeders are red or have some red on them, it is not necessary to add food coloring. *Tip - When first attracting hummingbirds, tie a red ribbon on the bottom of your feeder.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring 4 1/2 cups of filtered water to a boil for 2 minutes.
    2. 2
      Remove from heat and measure water to be sure you have 4 cups.
    3. 3
      Add sugar and allow sugar to dissolve.
    4. 4
      Place in refrigerator until cooled.
    5. 5
      Fill hummingbird feeders and enjoy.
    6. 6
      Store remaining nectar in the refrigerator for up to one week.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 30, 2008

      55

      Thanks so much for posting. Having the ratio here keeps me from having to Google it every spring. Now my hummers are buzzing, fat and happy!

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    • on July 21, 2010

      55

      I like this one as I can boil the H2O in the microwave and let cool with sugaron counter. My feeder is more decorative without red so I do add 4-5 drops of red coloring to the mix. Thank you for posting!

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    • on May 03, 2010

      55

      Thank you so much for the hot tip of the red ribbon! I get two species of hummers here in ND and this is the ratio I use too. They love my big flower garden as I plant what they love!!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Hummingbird Nectar Feeding Solution

    Serving Size: 1 (316 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 193.5
     
    Calories from Fat 0
    %
    Total Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 5.3 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 49.9 g
    16%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 49.9 g
    199%
    Protein 0.0 g
    0%

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