Hummingbird Nectar Recipe 1 part sugar/4 parts water Boil the water first, then measure and add sugar, at the rate of 1/4 cup of sugar to 1 cup of water. Let cool and store excess in refrigerator until ready to use. Do not add food coloring, honey (which ferments), or artificial sweetener, which has no nutritional value. You will need to clean your feeder about once a week. According to the National Audubon Society
This hanging hummingbird feeder is the perfect Tasting Room for your flying friends. These thoughtful gifts can be given with a bottle of wine to enjoy and then refill for your hummingbird friends. You provide your favorite empty wine bottle. This feeder allows you to recycle and reuse your wine bottles helping you save the environment one bottle at time. $16.99.
Dried Bay Leaves - Make ants disappear, FOREVER! The absolute BEST was to get rid of ANTS! Take a handful of dried bay leaves and grind them in a blender until they have turned to a fine powder. Sprinkle anywhere you are having problems with ants. Indoors or out! I do this to keep the ants off of my hummingbird feeder. The best part is it works for months and will not kill the ants or other creatures, but makes them go away. Safe to use around pets and children...will have to try this.