Homemade Hummingbird Food 4 parts water to 1 part sugar, bring water to a boil, add sugar, boil for 2 minutes, allow to cool. Can store for 2 weeks in fridge. This link also has info on an "ant moat" in case ants start getting into the feeder.
Feeding Hummingbirds - Food In nature, hummingbirds eat flower nectar for energy and bugs for protein. Flower nectar is 21% to 23% sucrose - regular table sugar - so it is very easy and inexpensive to make. Here is the recipe for making hummingbird nectar: ( Please go to their site for recipe) it is a simple recipe, they do have information on storing it etc.