Make Your Own Hummingbird Nectar & Baltimore Oriole Nectar

It's easy to make homemade nectar for Hummingbirds and Baltimore Orioles.  The following recipes have worked great for me over the years.






Homemade Hummingbird Nectar
(The ratio of water to sugar for Hummingbirds is 4:1;
4 parts water to 1 part white, granulated sugar.)

4 cups water
1 cup white, granulated sugar

If you want a smaller amount:
1 cup water
1/4 cup white, granulated sugar

Add water to saucepan. Stir in sugar. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stir to make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Unused portions may be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Because I make larger portions, I freeze any unused portions for later use. Allow frozen mixture to totally thaw and mix before placing in feeder.

Homemade Baltimore Oriole Nectar 
(The ration of water to sugar for Baltimore Orioles is 6:1;
6 parts water to 1 part white, granulated sugar.)

6 cups water
1 cup white, granulated sugar

If you want a smaller amount:
2 cups water
1/3 cup white, granulated sugar

Add water to saucepan. Stir in sugar. Once the mixture comes to a boil, stir to make sure sugar is totally dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Unused portions may be stored in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Because I make larger portions, I freeze any unused portions for later use. Allow frozen mixture to totally thaw and mix before placing in feeder.

Here is an interesting site about hummingbirds.

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