Saturday, October 11, 2008

Want Hummingbirds, Get Nectar

As you know, when hummingbirds are migrating through your neck of the woods, they're hungry. So go ahead and feed them already! They love homemade nectar, store-bought nectar and nectar from flowers. Here are a few suggestions so that they will want to keep coming around. The basic recipe for nectar is basically always a 4 to 1 ratio:

Domino® Sugar Hummingbird Nectar Recipe 1 cup tap water ¼ cup Domino® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar To make your own mixture, bring tap water to a boil and stir in Domino® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar. Allow mixture to cool to room temperature before adding it to your feeder. To yield larger portions, mix at the ratio of 1 part sugar to 4 parts water. The solution will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Please don’t use food coloring, honey, brown sugar, unrefined sugar or sugar substitutes, as they can be harmful to hummingbirds. Under no circumstances should insecticides or other poisons be used at hummingbird feeders.
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