Hummingbird Nectar Recipe
One part sugar to four parts water creates an ideal nectar for hummingbirds. (For instance, 1/4 cup sugar in 1 cup hot water.) Bring the water to a boil, remove from heat, and add the sugar, ensuring that it dissolves. Let the nectar cool before filling feeders. Store excess in the refrigerator.
Care and Cleaning
Depending on the season, clean hummingbird feeders every 3 to 5 days to prevent the growth of bacteria, more frequently in warm weather. Wash feeders with hot water and a mild detergent.