Making hummingbird food should not be controversial, but in today’s culture it seems to be.
The site online that I read said that one should make the hummingbird food 4 to 1: (4 cups of water to 1 cup of sugar, and no food coloring.) It also said that one should empty the bird feeder at least every five days and put in fresh to avoid fermentation. I don’t do any of those things, which is probably why I have high flying birds.
It seems that everyone has an opinion about what to do and how to do it, leaving birds, bees and people in a lurch. I think that is, in part, what the scripture is about. We are called to live our lives supporting justice and love in the world. God doesn’t expect us to be right, but we are called to be faithful as we live into God’s love. Just in case you wondered, I do add food coloring and use a lot more sugar!!