We are big wildlife fans at my house. We love watching the squirrels eat from our tree mounted squirrel feeder. We are entertained for hours watching the sparrows pull birdseed from the feeder on our window. And we really love watching the hummingbirds drink from the feeders in the front yard. (The cat especially loves watching them – they are her absolute favorite!)
Because we have so many feeders at our house, we go through a lot of nectar. Truth be told, during the summer I was spending around $20 a month on hummingbird nectar concentrate. I knew there had to be a better way – and I was right.
That’s why I started making homemade hummingbird nectar.
As it turns out, hummingbird nectar is made from sugar and water. That’s it. You don’t need any red food coloring, you don’t need any honey. All you need is sugar and water. And, since I have both of those, I realized there was no reason for me to buy premade concentrate at the store.
The first time I filled up my feeder with the new homemade hummingbird nectar, the strangest thing happened. The hummingbirds didn’t even notice. They kept coming back, day after day, week after week. And they’re still coming back two years later.