How To: Hummingbird Food

I heard a radio announcement that the last of the hummingbirds should be back in the state by now, so I promptly made a batch of hummingbird food. If you have never made it before the process is extremely easy, and only calls for water and sugar. Combine 1 part sugar to 4 parts water (ex. ½ cup sugar and 2 cups water). Bring the water and sugar to a boil and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Allow to cool before adding to your hummingbird feeder. I like to color mine red to help attract the birds, but it’s not necessary.


  1. I love hummingbirds! They are so fun to watch.

  2. You just reminded me that I need to pull out my feeder and make some nectar to get the little hummingbirds back.