Hummingbird nectar recipe

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An easy recipe for hummingbird nectar — they’ll always come back for more!

Want to feed hummingbirds? Dissolve one part white cane sugar to¬†four parts water (1:4). That’s all there is to it! Leave it clear, don’t use food coloring. The water doesn’t have to be boiled, although that apparently kills off any bacteria in the water. Store leftover solution in the refrigerator. Replace mixture in the feeder every few days to prevent mold and bacteria growth. If it gets cloudy, you’ve waited too long.

If you provide a feeder with a perch, it allows hummingbirds a chance to rest for a bit while drinking.

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*Photo: Michelle Lynn Reynolds / Wiki; cc by 2.0

 
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