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Homemade Hummingbird Food

Updated: May 14, 2021

I love having hummingbird feeders through my kitchen windows so I can see these incredible creatures zip around our yard drinking from our flowers and the feeders while I do dishes or cook. Make your hummingbird food at home to save money and avoid unnecessary ingredients for these little guys.

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Hummingbird food is basically just sugar water, so why pay more, make a trip to the store, and have unnecessary added ingredients when you can make your own easily at home?

What You Will Need:

  • sugar

  • water

  • pot

  • funnel

  • hummingbird feeder -- my mom got us ours from Amazon.

The ration for mixing the sugar water is 1:4 sugar to water. Experiment to see how much will yield the right amount for your feeders. For our two feeders 2/3 cup sugar and 2 2/3 cup water is just perfect!

Heat the water and sugar in a pan on the stove until the sugar is totally incorporated into the water. Allow the mixture to cool before placing back outside for your hummingbirds. Change your hummingbird food and rinse out your feeders with warm water once per week. Enjoy!


Where do you hang your hummingbird feeders? Tell me in the comments.


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