Each year, about the beginning of May here in Ohio, we put out homemade hummingbird food that attracts Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds to our yard. Making your own will save a little money and ensure you know the ingredients are pure.
Ingredients for Homemade Hummingbird Food:
1 part sugar
4 parts water
1 cup sugar/4cups water
3/4 cup sugar/3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar/2 cups water
1/4 cup sugar/1 cup water
Instructions for Homemade Hummingbird Food:
Pour sugar and water in an appropriate sized saucepan. Bring solution to a boil to slow spoilage and kill bacteria. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool completely before use. Fill your feeders with just enough ‘nectar’ to last 2-3 days.
Here is a little hummingbird visitor from last year, isn’t she beautiful?