You can make your own hummingbird nectar, with table sugar and boiling water.


Just Sugar and Water: Boil 1 cup of water for 1 – 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup white table sugar.  Do not use food color or honey.  Stir to dissolve thoroughly.  Cool completely before filling your hummingbird feeder.

Refresh Every 4 – 5 Days:  Fill your feeder with only as much nectar as will be consumed in 4 or 5 days.  Store the remaining nectar in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  Spoiled or moldy nectar can be deadly.

Keep it Clean! Every time you refill your feeder (no longer than 5 days), rinse the feeder with hot tap water and brush away any mold or mildew.