This is a very easy “recipe” if you want to make your own food for hummers. Don’t use any food coloring to turn it red ~ they don’t need it and it’s really not good for the birds (at least that’s what I have been told by birders).
I put my feeders out late on Saturday and the hummers were feeding by Sunday morning.
The pictures are of my feeders!
DIY Hummingbird Solution
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups water
Mix sugar into water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Take off the heat and set aside until completely cool. Fill feeders. If there is any left store in the refrigerator and use within a week.
I always double this recipe for 2 feeders and I never have any leftover.