• Glenn Wilson
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    If you are using sugar to make syrup for a hummingbird feeder please be aware that only white granulated sugar should be used for hummingbirds according to several sources.

    "Unrefined sugar from sugar cane has iron, mineral salts and other minerals that are not present in white granulated sugar (only sucrose) nor in natural flower nectar.
    While a better choice for humans, the added minerals in unrefined sugar may have an adverse affect on hummingbirds.

    Brown sugar has molasses added to it which also contains iron and other minerals. Plain, white granulated sugar is best for making your hummingbird solution."
    http://www.birdwatching-bliss.com/hummingbird-food-recipe.html

    "Please do use refined white sugar. Honey can promote dangerous fungal growth. Organic, natural, and raw sugars contain levels of iron that could be harmful. Plain white table sugar is sucrose, which, when mixed with water, very closely mimics the chemical composition of natural nectar."
    http://www.audubon.org/news/how-make-hummingbird-nectar
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