Do you make hummingbird food? It’s super easy! This is the time of year to get out those hummingbird feeders and get ready to see these pretty little flying gems.
- Water that has be sterilized – either purchase distilled water or boil water and let it cool to kill any bacteria
- Sugar – good ol’ regular sugar
- Hummingbird feeder – These can be either elaborate or super inexpensive like the one I picked up at Dollar General for only $3!
- Measuring cup
- Spoon – or something to stir with
- The first thing I did was determine how much water could fit in the feeder. I filled it up with water and then poured that into the measuring cup to see what it would hold.
- To make hummingbird food just mix 4 parts of water to 1 part of sugar. My feeder holds about 4 cups so I mixed 3 cups of water to 3/4 a cup of sugar.
- Stir, stir, stir. Until all the sugar is dissolved.
- Turn the feeder upside down and pour in the water and sugar mixture.
- Be sure to screw on the bottom of the feeder all the way. Also when you turn this over make sure it’s over the sink or outside. Sometimes it spills out of the openings the hummingbird eats from.
Attract and Enjoy!
Now you are ready to hang the feeder and attract these tiny beauties! Be sure to place the feeder where they can reach all of the openings in case there are more than one bird. Also if you have an older feeder that has faded, paint it bright colors.
Having hummingbirds visit our yard is such a delight to me. I can’t remember a time in my childhood when we didn’t have them around. Oh, and with that said, don’t forget to remove your feeder during the beginning of the winter migration period for your area. Hummingbirds can sometimes get confused and not leave on time for the winter months. But during the spring and summer enjoy these little flying flowers with your easy to make hummingbird food.