Using coconut sugar to make nectar

by Louisa
(Eastern PA)

Is coconut sugar ok for humming birds? The last thing I want to do is deprive them!

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May 24, 2018
using coconut sugar to make nectar NEW
by: Brook

Hi, it's always good to check first. Coconut sugar is NOT OK, the little birds can't process it. The closest to their natural nectar is white cane sugar. I've read on the Cornell Ornithology site to not even use organic sugar.

Boil water for 3 mins to remove all impurities but not all the oxygen
Add 1/4 c white sugar to 1 c water
be sure to stir very well
let cool and refridgerate until needed

if the nectar turns cloudy it has spoiled
ALWAYS WASH FEEDER WTH HOT SOAPY WATER & RINSE WELL before filling with fresh nectar
* 80 or above...the feeder needs to be cleaned daily
* 75 every two days
* 65 every three days
* 60 and below wash and refill every 5 days to once a week

use a tiny brush designed to clean inside the port and a bottle brush designed for hummingbird feeders

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