Hummingbirds Want Better than Refined White Table Sugar

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Hummingbird Market, in alliance with university researchers, scientifically formulated a proprietary blend of plant sugars that most closely replicate nectar from Mother Nature’s flowers.

Hummingbirds are perhaps the most loved and frequently fed bird in the avian world.

There are 330+ species indigenous only to the Americas (North, Central and South America). The greatest hummingbird concentration is at the equator. The United States has 17+ hummingbird visitors. Arizona receives 16+ species, the east coast is visited by one hummingbird species with occasional transient migrants.

Hummingbirds derive their energy from flower nectar and nectar in human provided feeders and then they feast on spiders, flies, gnats and other insects for their protein.

While the pet industry has established standards and regulations the wild animal feed industry is essentially unregulated. Thus, there are many products on the market that may cause more harm than good to the hummingbirds.

Hummingbird Market founder Douglas Everett states, "We studied 237 nectar-producing wild flowers and each one is ever so slightly different from the other. Our goal was to formulate a nectar concentrate that would benefit all species of hummingbirds that utilize these nectar producing plants."

After two years of scientific and university research, Hummingbird Market formulated a new nectar product with a precise blend of correct plant sugars—a proprietary blend of sucrose, d-glucose and d-fructose—without adding any potentially harmful ingredients such as preservatives, stabilizers, enhancers or coloring. A nectar that simulates the natural nectar of nature’s flowers as well as, if not better than, any other nectar available and is more cost effective than any nectar on the market.

Once ingested, the hummingbird transforms this complex formula into their ideal sugar – glucose! This in turn is digested and absorbed as 100% energy, giving the birds an equal return on energy expended. Lesser quality commercial nectars and homemade sugar solutions only deliver only as little as 60% of a hummingbirds required energy needs, leaving them energy deficient.

Many customers have become extremely loyal to our nectar, as their testimonials demonstrate. From a fan in Snohomish, WA we received, "On behalf of my semi-frozen torpid Hummers, thanks for the special nectar brew. I have Rufous Hummingbirds lining up from the Columbia to the Klondike to taste this nectar."

Hummingbird Market nectar enables hummingbirds to not just simply survive, but thrive!

Six (6) simple logical and fool-proof steps to attracting and feeding hummingbirds:
1.    Offer quality nectar and not table sugar/water. And never add red food coloring.
2.    Use a high quality functional polycarbonate feeder that is easy to clean.
3.    Nectar should be changed every two to three days (whether the nectar is being consumed or not.) in hot weather, every four to five days in cooler weather. If you see black spots or cloudiness in the feeder change nectar immediately
4.    The feeder should be thoroughly cleaned each time the nectar is changed. Feeders need to be absolutely clean. Use a bottle brush or a set of brushes made especially for hummingbird feeders to remove any mold or insects that may be left behind after emptying the old nectar. Black mold is not only bad for the birds, but they will likely never return to the feeder.
5.    It is recommended to use a recipe of four (4) parts hot tap water to one (1) part of our nectar for optimal results. Humans erroneously believe sweeter is better and this is certainly not always true in nature or for hummers. After an initial introductory period of two to four weeks of that 4:1 formula, depending on your climate, it can be further diluted to six-to-one (6:1), especially if your feeder is not bee-proof or if you live in a region that experiences 100 degree plus weather.
6.    Please have patience to allow hummers to find your feeder.

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Douglas Everett
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