Munchkin Mama's Note:
No need to buy commercial oriole nectar- you can make your own by following this easy recipe!
My Private Note
- 1Boil water.
- 2Mix in ordinary white granulated sugar.
- 3Stir and allow the mixture to cool.
- 4When the nectar is room temperature, fill your clean oriole feeder.
- 5Tips: This is 6 parts water to 1 part sugar.
- 6Never use dyes or food coloring, as they are not healthy for hummingbirds or orioles.
- 7Never use honey when making your nectar mix. Honey attracts bees and can grow black fungus that will cause a fatal liver and tongue disease in hummingbirds.
- 8Replace the nectar once every three to four days and clean the feeder thoroughly.
- 9Unused nectar can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
- 10You will need to clean your feeder every few days, with hot water and a mild (10%) bleach solution to inhibit mold. Rinse thoroughly before refilling with water syrup.
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Nutritional Facts for Oriole Nectar
Serving Size: 1 (541 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 257.7
- Calories from Fat 0
- Total Fat 0.0 g
- Saturated Fat 0.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 9.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 66.5 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
- Sugars 66.5 g
- Protein 0.0 g