Hummingbird Nectar

Hummingbirds use nectar for energy, not as food. Keeping a full supply of nectar provides these busy little birds with fuel for their fast flight. Nectar can be made as a simple solution of 4:1 water and table sugar.

There are a few key things to remember when using Nectar.

  • Hummingbirds will not dine on old Nectar, so keep your Nectar as fresh as possible
  • Always keep your Hummingbird Feeder as clean as possible
  • Bacteria will grow in an unclean feeder and cause Nectar to sour
  • Do not put hot solution or Nectar into the feeder
  • After making Nectar, if there is any left over, excess should be stored in the refrigerator