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easy diy recipe for hummingbird feeder fluid liquid sugar water feed recipe all natural with added vitamic c powder to last longer and prevent molding or fermenting

Homemade Hummingbird Food

The Herbeevore
This homemade hummingbird food recipe is THE best feed to keep those hummingbirds coming back year after year, simple and homemade with kitchen ingredients. 
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course DIY, Home & Beauty
Servings 20 ounces


  • Pot
  • Hummingbird Feeder



  • Mix water and sugar, and stir until the sugar dissolves
  • Allow feed to cool to room temperature.
  • Add it to your feeder. Each feeder will be different, so make sure you read the directions.


Please note this recipe was revised 8/26/21, and the Vitamin C powder was removed from the recipe. The kind people over at Indiana Hummingbirds helped me to correct my recipe to only sugar/water, and no additives.  
This recipe makes about 20 ounces of feed, just enough to fill one of these feeders which we have on our porch.
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