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  • What do you need to make a hummingbird recipe?

  • Nope, all you need for a DIY hummingbird recipe is white sugar and water. Repeat: white sugar and water, nothing else. The problem with artificial and low-carb sugars is they have zero calories.

  • How do you make sugar water for hummingbird feeders?

  • Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water (for example, 1 cup of sugar with 4 cups of water) until the sugar is dissolved. Do not add red dye. Fill your hummingbird feeders with the sugar water and place outside. Extra sugar water can be stored in a refrigerator.

  • How do you make hummingbird food without food coloring?

  • DIRECTIONS Bring the water to a boil. Take the water off the heat and add the sugar. Stir to dissolve completely. Let the nectar cool. Place in a clean hummingbird feeder and hang outside for the birds. Note: Change the food at least every three to five days with a new batch to keep it fresh. Remember don’t use food coloring.

  • What is the best food for hummingbirds?

  • The hummingbird food suitable for our feeders is simply white granulated sugar dissolved in boiling water (and cooled). It is very important to get the ratio right (listed below) so it mimics the amount of sugar found in the flower nectar hummingbirds have co-evolved with.