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Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe – Crafty Morning

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Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Recipe - Crafty Morning

How to Make Hummingbird Nectar for Your Feeder

There’s nothing I love more than seeing hummingbirds at my feeder every year! It’s actually so easy to make their nectar, all you need are TWO ingredients!


Does the color of the hummingbird feeder matter? Hummingbirds do not have a strong sense of smell, so they are attracted to bright colors! There’s so many bright red hummingbird feeders to choose from!

Does the nectar need to be red? NO! Stay away from dyes as they are harmful to the hummingbirds.

Where should I place my hummingbird feeder? I recommend at least 3-4 feet off the ground and in a shady spot so the nectar won’t spoil as fast. The birds also get a break from the sun.

How do I know when my nectar is bad? Make sure you keep track of the day you place it outside. In hotter weather, you need to replace it every 2-3 days while in cooler temperatures, you need to do it once a week. When it turns cloudy you know it’s starting to ferment.

How do I find out when hummingbirds are coming? I like this hummingbird migration website that tells you where they are as well as the different species!

Hummingbird Nectar Recipe


  • 4 cups Water
  • 1 cup White Sugar


  • In a pot on the stove, boil 4 cups of water.

  • Stir in the sugar and turn off heat. Stir until completely dissolved.

  • Take off heat and let cool until it’s room temperature.

  • Fill your hummingbird feeder with the nectar.

  • Store extras in the fridge for a week. If the weather is hot, you’ll need to replace and clean the feeder every 2-3 days. If it’s cooler weather, you need to replace it once a week.