To first attract hummingbirds, make the ratio of sugar to water 1 to 3. After the birds become regular customers, change the ratio to 1 to 4. Wash the hummingbird feeder every week.
1 cup sugar
stove or heating element
4 cups water, preferably distilled
red food coloring
Let's make it
Combine the sugar and water in a pot and boil for 2 minutes. Add enough red food coloring to make the solution a bright color. The hummingbirds are attracted to the color. Place the solution in a sugar-water feeder.
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