Oriole Nectar

Recipe by Munchkin Mama
READY IN: 10mins
SERVES: 1
YIELD: 1 batch
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Boil water.
  • Mix in ordinary white granulated sugar.
  • Stir and allow the mixture to cool.
  • When the nectar is room temperature, fill your clean oriole feeder.
  • Tips: This is 6 parts water to 1 part sugar.
  • Never use dyes or food coloring, as they are not healthy for hummingbirds or orioles.
  • Never 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.
  • Replace the nectar once every three to four days and clean the feeder thoroughly.
  • Unused nectar can be refrigerated for up to two weeks.
  • You 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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