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Canning Homemade Hummingbird Food

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One way to have homemade hummingbird nectar on hand whenever you need it, is to make large batches and can it. This is a guide about canning homemade hummingbird food.


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October 7, 2015

Is it OK to home can hummingbird food? It would be in sterile jars and lids. Then it would be processed in a water bath for 10 minutes. Would this change the nectar in anyway? Thanks in advance for any help.

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October 7, 20150 found this helpful
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Canning should not make a difference in quality; freezing also. The correct ratio for water to sugar is 4:1.

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October 12, 20150 found this helpful
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I think it would be fine. It would be just like canning fruit, except no fruit in the jars, just sugar syrup.

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September 26, 20160 found this helpful

As you state, the ratio is 4:1 but I do believe it is 4 C. of sugar to 1 C. of water. Not the other way around as your post reads. Correct me if I am wrong, please.

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