Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Stir in 1/3 cup granulated sugar. Allow the mixture to cool. Once at room temperature, place in oriole feeder.
Things to keep in mind: You may adjust the recipe as needed, since this is 6 parts water to 1 part sugar. Simply adjust this recipe to store in the Not Your Nectar Carafe, which is properly labeled on the front and back, so you won’t confuse it for iced tea.
Do not use food coloring or dyes, as they are unhealthy for both hummingbirds and orioles.Our set of Oriole Nectar does not use any artificial food coloring or dyes, mixes easily with tap water, and saves you the trouble of making a nectar mess. Also do not use honey, since it attracts bees and may grow black fungus, which will prove fatal.
You may replace the nectar every three or four days. Before refilling, clean feeder thoroughly with hot water and a mild bleach. Rinse and refill. Any unused nectar may be refrigerated for up to two weeks. This recipe works well for hummingbirds, too.
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