It is simple to make homemade hummingbird nectar, and with four easy steps you can be feeding hummingbirds an inexpensive, nutritious nectar that will attract them to your yard year after year.
First, assemble your tools and ingredients:
- Water – Plain tap water or bottled water if your tap is heavily contaminated
- Sugar – White table sugar, no substitutes or artificial sweeteners
- Pan – A clean metal pan without a cracked lining that could have contaminants
- Spoon – A clean, non-contaminated spoon for stirring
The ideal hummingbird nectar recipe is four parts water to one part sugar, and you can make as much or as little nectar as you need with those proportions.