Are you still buying the pre-made red hummingbird food? STOP! It is easy to make at home. But wait, don’t I need red liquid to attract them? Nope, not at all.
Here is a recipe that works great. Just use a 1 to 4 ratio of sugar and water. Tim heats up 4 cups of water on the stove in a pan, then adds 1 cup of sugar until it dissolves. That’s it! No red, no extra syrupy stuff, nothing! They love it!
Why is our water brown? Our hummingbirds just happen to be getting organic, raw sugar right now. That is what we had at the time. So I guess our hummingbirds might be a little extra healthy?!