The hummingbird food recipe is made up of 1 part white granulated table sugar and 4 parts of regular tap water. This 1 to 4 ratio of sugar to water will closely resemble the nectar that hummingbirds get from flower blossoms.
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
Instructions 1 Bring one part sugar and four parts water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir the mixture well to ensure the sugar dissolves. 2 Boil the sugar water mixture for two minutes and remove from heat. Boiling the mixture will kill any mold spores present.
Hummingbird Food Recipe Use 1 part sugar to 4 parts water mixture. (example: 1cup white sugar + 4 cups water) 1. Boil the water. Measure after. 2. Add the sugar while hot and stir until all the granules are dissolved. 3. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature before filling clean feeders. 4. Refrigerate any leftover solution. Boiling will kill any bacteria or mold spores which may be present. It will also reduce any chlorine or fluorine that is in the water…