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.
Most Helpful

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.

traderslostart April 08, 2013

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

Sharon123 May 21, 2010

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

GingerlyJ May 02, 2010