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Easy All-Natural Homemade Hummingbird Nectar

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

What is more enjoyable and relaxing than watching hummingbirds feed? This is a very basic simple syrup that these wonders of nature thrive on. The initial addition of natural red food colouring will alert area hummingbirds to come and visit for a tempting feast.(For more pet food recipes for specific needs; herbal remedies/cures; and so much more, please check the ‘category’ section of

This recipe will yield approximately one cup for your hummingbird feeder, and any unused Easy All-Natural Homemade Hummingbird Nectar should be replaced biweekly.

Ingredients ¼ c white sugar

¾ c water

6 drops red food colouring

  1. To make this simple Hummingbird Nectar, boil the water in a small saucepan.
  2. When the water boils, stir in the sugar until dissolved. Then continue cooking on a high heat for approximately 5 minutes, stirring to prevent the sugar syrup from burning.
  3. Remove your Easy All-Natural Homemade Hummingbird Nectar from the heat, and stir in the food colouring.
  4. Allow to cool completely; then fill your hummingbird feeder with this tasty hummingbird treat.

Note: Once the hummingbirds become a regular visitor to your feeder, gradually decrease the food colouring until it is no longer needed to attract them.