- Step 1: Choose a batch size Decide how much nectar to make, using four parts water to one part sugar.
- Step 2: Make the mix Bring water to a boil in a saucepan, add the sugar, and stir until it dissolves.
- Step 3: Add sugar Cover the pan and let the mixture boil for one to two minutes. Remove from heat.
- Step 4: Cool and use nectar Cool the nectar mixture to room temperature and pour it into your hummingbird feeder.
- TIP: Store leftover nectar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze. Thaw nectar cubes to room temperature before using them.
- Step 5: 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!
- FACT: Hummingbirds are found only in the western hemisphere.
You Will Need
- A saucepan
- Granulated sugar
- And a bird feeder
- A storage bottle
- And an ice cube tray