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You Will Need
- A saucepan
- Granulated sugar
- And a bird feeder
- A storage bottle
- And an ice cube tray
Choose a batch size
Decide how much nectar to make, using four parts water to one part sugar.
Make the mix
Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add the sugar, and stir until it dissolves.
Cover the pan and let the mixture boil for one to two minutes. Remove from heat.
Cool and use nectar
Cool the nectar mixture to room temperature and pour it into your hummingbird feeder.
Refill feeders frequently
Check your feeders for mold or fermentation twice a week, or more often during hot weather. If it's cloudy, it's time to clean and refill your feeders. Be glad you don't have to feed every 15 minutes, like hummingbirds do!