The Only Hummingbird Food Recipe You Need

Garden Betty

Watching hummingbirds flit from flower to flower in my garden is one of the simple joys in life, and I’m always trying to find ways to invite more of them into my yard.

I also like to hang hummingbird feeders throughout the yard to encourage them to stick around, as well as offer a source of food in early spring or late fall (when most flowers are either not in bloom yet, or have faded for the season).

Learn how to make your own hummingbird food and maintain your hummingbird feeder (even in winter).

What you’ll need

– 1 cup plain white sugar – 4 cups hot water – Large spoon – Mixing bowl (preferably with a pouring spout/lip) – Funnel (optional) – Hummingbird feeder

1. Stir the sugar and hot water in your mixing bowl until the sugar is dissolved. (What you end up with is a light simple syrup.)

2. Let the syrup cool down to lukewarm or room temperature.

3. As soon as the syrup has cooled, carefully pour it into your hummingbird feeder of choice (using a funnel if needed). Store any unused syrup in a lidded container in the fridge for up to two weeks.

You can make this recipe as often as needed. Just be sure to wash the feeder thoroughly before your next batch.

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Garden Betty