The Bottom Line
Though its unconventional design may be initially unfamiliar, the ingenuity of the Hum Sweet Hum Feeding System is immediately apparent with its more than 50 feeding ports, tiered ability, and diamond-like facets. With extreme durability and easy refilling, including the ability to mix homemade hummingbird nectar directly in the reservoir, this feeder will rapidly become any hummingbird enthusiast's favorite.
- Dishwasher safe materials and construction.
- Able to be hung or pole-mounted.
- Can mix nectar directly in the feeder with proper proportions.
- Built in ant moat.
- Lifetime guarantee for repair or replacement.
- Heavy duty construction gives the feeder hefty weight.
- Not widely available at stores but able to be purchased online.
- Name: Hum Sweet Hum Feeding System
- Manufacturer: Love My Birds, LLC
- Feeder Type: Hummingbird / Nectar
- Height: 2.5” (6.35 cm) – single saucer not including hanging rod
- Diameter: 11” (27.9 cm)
- Capacity: 16 ounces per saucer
- Construction: Plastic
- Price: $49.99-$115.99 depending on number of tiers (via Love My Birds; prices from other retailers may vary)
Guide Review - Hum Sweet Hum Feeding System From Love My Birds, LLC
At first, the Hum Sweet Hum Feeding System could be overwhelming with its size, weight and complexity, but the included DVD with assembly, disassembly and nectar making instructions immediately demonstrates just how valuable this hummingbird feeder can be and how deceptively simple it is to use. Constructed in the U.S.A. of UV resistant polycarbonate plastic, the feeder is extremely durable – additional videos show the feeder in various durability tests, including being run over by vehicles and dropped from great heights without significant damage.
The 54 hexagonal feeding ports mimic true flower shapes and allow multiple birds to feed simultaneously, though unless the nectar level is high birds may have trouble drinking from the center ports. Each feeding port is faceted for a beautiful sparkle that will help attract birds, and the rich red of the lid will also attract hummingbirds. Sturdy perches surround the feeder and allow birds to rest while feeding, and because the feeder is a saucer design, backyard birders will have unimpeded views of feeding birds from any angle.
Each Hum Sweet Hum feeder has a built in four ounce ant moat, and the raised feeding ports also keep insects from accessing the nectar. Larger ant moats are available as an optional accessory and serve as pole mounts to attach the feeder to a standard one-inch pole.
For hanging, the feeder is attached to a central hanger with multiple slots for adjustable height. The feeder is hung from a simple clip, but if slightly misaligned it could slip, though with the feeder's durability damage is unlikely. Up to three feeders, each holding 16 ounces of nectar, can be hung from one hanger, giving the Hum Sweet Hum Feeding System unparalleled capacity and feeding capability for hummingbird flocks. Each hanger has a wide hook for easy hanging.
Like all saucer hummingbird feeders, the Hum Sweet Hum may leak if tipped excessively to the side, but this feeder's heavy weight makes tipping unlikely.
In addition to the larger ant moat, accessory perches are available that will clip to the feeder's built-in perches. The accessory perches provide space for up to 12 birds to perch, and will also provide additional views for backyard birders to watch hummingbirds.
Making hummingbird nectar is also simple with this feeder. Because of its durable construction, nectar can be mixed with hot water directly in the saucer, and special dividers are provided to create the proper water-to-sugar ratio (4:1) without external measuring. The hummingbird nectar recipe is engraved on the basin for convenience.
While at first glance the Hum Sweet Hum Feeding System may seem too unusual to be successful, its amazing worth becomes rapidly apparent as it is used. Creatively constructed with hummingbirds and birders both in mind, this is an easy, convenient, high quality feeder that will be popular with both hummingbirds and backyard birders for years.