Carefully pour the homemade hummingbird nectar into your favorite hummingbird feeders and hang feeders for the birds to enjoy.
Note: Leftover nectar can be stored in the refrigerator for several days until needed.
More Tips for Making Hummingbird Nectar
- It is not necessary to add red dye to the nectar; red feeder parts, nearby flowers and garden decorations will attract the birds.
- Clean hummingbird feeders thoroughly before refilling to avoid mold growth that can be fatal to hummingbirds.
- Hang feeders in a shaded spot to keep nectar fresh longer, and change nectar every 2-3 days in the hottest weather so it does not spoil.
Photo – Feeding Hummingbirds © jeffreyw