I often see hummingbird nectar for sale in the store and for the life of me I cannot fathom why anyone would ever BUY hummingbird nectar. It is extremely easy to make yourself at home. Usually when you see it in the store it is tinted red to help attract the hummingbirds. Well if you decide to make your own you can add red food coloring to it OR you can just buy a hummingbird feeder that is already red. That way, you never have to worry about dying your homemade nectar. The one you see above in the picture was less than $10.00 and I've had it for several years now. So here is how you make hummingbird nectar:
Step One: measure out 1 parts sugar to 4 parts water. In this case I did 1/2 cup sugar to 2 cups water
Step Two: place them both in a sauce pan and heat them together over medium-low heat. Stir occassionally and heat just until all the sugar is dissolved.
Step Three: allow to cool, then fill the feeder!
It's that easy! Really! See why I can't imagine anyone would want to buy nectar? Make it yourself! I guarantee you have the ingredients...