The added vanilla in this recipe is a real treat to Hummingbirds and they just love it!

You'll never be without these beauties in your yard when you use this recipe unless, of course, you live in an area in which they migrate away from during the winter months, but you can guarantee they'll come back looking for more next season!


Hummingbird Food


1 gallon Water

3 cups Sugar

1 tsp vanilla


Bring water and sugar to a boil (this prevents the sugar from crystallizing in the feeder).

Stir occasionally and remove from heat when boiling point is reached and the sugar is completely dissolved.

Add vanilla and let cool.

Store excess in refrigerator.


This recipe can be halved for anyone who does not have a lot of feeders.