Directions for making safe hummingbird food:
- Mix 1 part sugar with 4 parts water and bring to a boil to kill any bacteria or mold present
- Cool and fill feeder
- Extra sugar water may be stored in a refrigerator
- Red dye should not be added . Weighing in at a little more than a penny, it must double its body weight in order to fuel its migration from breeding grounds in the Pacific Northwest (Alaska to northern California) to wintering grounds in central Mexico.