06 Dec. 1977|
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I do use that recipe but I’m usually in a hurry to re-fill the feeder and wash it out so that I use 2 parts boiling water, mix in the 1 part sugar til dissolved, then mix 2 parts cold water to get it at a drinking temperature. Hummingbird feeders have to be cleaned and refilled regularly, since the sugar solution ferments quickly outdoors. You can follow comments to this article by subscribing to the RSS news feed with your favorite feed reader.
Hummingbirds can drink 2 to 5 times their weight in sugar water in a day, so the risks from lead-contaminated water are much greater for them than for us.
Some feeders have little bee guards that go over the ports to keep the bees and yellowjackets out, but I haven’t tried them.
I use water from that to make up a quart of nectar, which is enough to partially fill my 6 feeders.
I had someone tell me years ago that I should have my feeder out by April 20th for this part of the country.
If you keep the solution on the weak side, the birds will need to visit more often to get the same number of calories, and the feeder will be less attractive to bees.
So I clean each time and use dried beans in the feeder shaking and rotating the entire feeder and find this cleans away any residual mold etc.