Home » DIY Projects » Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Homemade Hummingbird Nectar Make your own hummingbird nectar. I use this recipe and the hummingbirds just flock to the feeder. Ingredients: 1 cup white sugar 4 cups water Procedure: Bring water and sugar to a boil for 2 minutes. Let cool. Fill feeder. Watch the humming birds!