Please, do not put honey, Jell-O, brown sugar, fruit, or red food coloring in your feeder! Honey ferments rapidly when diluted with water and can cause mouth sores and even kill hummingbirds. The red dye has NO beneficial ingredients, and it is not necessary to color the water to attract birds to your feeder. Further, there are unverified reports that red dye can cause tumors in hummers.
How To Make Your Garden a Hummingbird Haven! Grow plants that naturally attract hummingbirds. Flowers with long throats or large amounts of nectar are their favorites. Some of their favorites? Butterfly Bush Penstemon Fuchsia Bee Balm Honeysuckle Hollyhocks