Hummingbirds are one of my favorite animals. I love the sound they make when the zoom off into the trees and they have such beautiful coloring.
Making the nectar is quite easy.
1 part sugar -- 4 parts water
1/4 cup of sugar -- 1 cup of water
1/2 cup of sugar -- 2 cups of water
3/4 cups of sugar -- 3 cups of water
1 cup of sugar -- 4 cups of water
Make sure you use plain, table sugar. Honey and other sweeteners can be dangerous to hummingbirds.
Combine the sugar and water in a pot and heat on the stove until the sugar is dissolved. Let cool and fill your feeders.
No food coloring is necessary. I try to avoid it in what I consume and wouldn't dare give it to my little bird friends. The red of the feeder is enough to attract them.
Sit back and enjoy the show!