1: Learn the perfect ratio of sugar to water for homemade hummingbird food.

2: Boil water and mix in sugar until dissolved - no dye needed.

3: Cool the mixture and fill up your hummingbird feeder.

4: Hang the feeder in a shady spot away from predators.

5: Clean and refill the feeder every 3-4 days to keep birds healthy.

6: Avoid using honey, artificial sweeteners, or red dye.

7: Attract more hummingbirds by planting native flowers in your garden.

8: Enjoy watching these beautiful creatures sip on your homemade nectar.

9: Share your hummingbird food recipe with friends and family.