Since several people have commented on my natural nectar I'm using for my hummingbird feeder, I thought I would do a post on it.
I always felt guilty when I put out the hummingbird feeder with its thick, sugary syrup, reasoning that refined sugar was probably not the best for them. So this year, as I was buying my hummingbird feeder, I saw the nectar the store had for sale. I’ve seen it in the past, but thought, “Who would buy nectar when they can make it themselves?” I thought it was largely a convenience item. While some of the prepared nectars are just sugar and water and dye (and thereby a convenience), the others are made with natural ingredients. The nectar I purchased is even naturally dyed with hibiscus flowers. It makes me happy that my hummingbirds can be health food nuts. LOL If the label on the bottle can be trusted, the hummingbirds will actually prefer my feeder to the neighbor’s sugar-laden nectar. We’ll see! I only filled the hummingbird feeder half way, since I'm not sure that the hummingbirds have made it to our region yet.