Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

This is a cheap recipe for hummingbird feeders my step mother-in-law uses all the time and she says it works as well as the syrup you buy in stores.


  1. Mix the water and sugars together. Add a few drops of red food coloring to attrached the birds. Store in the fridge to keep until you need it.
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2 5

Never ever put red food dye in this recipe. It is harmful to the birds and can cause the syrup to spoil quicker. Use 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present.

5 5

Easy and the hummingbirds don't know the difference! Thank you! Made for New Kids on the Block game.

5 5

This really works and is 100 times cheaper than store-bought which is the same thing