Orange Nectar Mix (10 x 150gm sachets Bulk Bag)

Category: Bird Food, Nectar

OrangeNectarMix

Orange Nectar Mix (10 x 150gm sachets Bulk Bag)

R90.00 Incl. VAT @ 15%

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R90.00 Incl. VAT @ 15%

Orange Nectar Mix (10 x 150gm sachets Bulk Bag)

With plenty of perching space, wild birds flock to drink nectar from this nectar bottle for that extra energy needed throughout the day. Fresh water can also be used for birds just to quench their thirst. Use our simple recipe attached. Do not add colouring or honey or any other additive. Its not good for birds!

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Brand: Elaine’s Birding & Wildlife Products

Orange Nectar Mix (10 x 150gm sachets Bulk Bag)

With plenty of perching space, wild birds flock to drink nectar from this nectar bottle for that extra energy needed throughout the day. Fresh water can also be used for birds just to quench their thirst. Use our simple recipe attached. Do not add colouring or honey or any other additive. Its not good for birds!

Elaine’s Nectar Mix is available in two flavours:

– Orange Nectar
– Strawberry Nectar

Both variants have been extensively tested for South African birds, and are very successful. The drink is a sugar mixture as recommended by an eminent South African sunbird ornithologist, coupled to an imported flavourant extract. The result is a healthy nectar supplement, that provides the necessary energy for the birds. The supplied powder is simply mixed and placed in one of our beautiful nectar feeders.

The 150g nectar sachet makes 850ml.

Frequently Asked Questions?

1. Where to place the Nectar Feeder?

To help the birds find your nectar feeder, initially place the nectar feeder in your “bird feeding zone,” where all your other feeders are situated. Always ensure it is a shady spot as food and nectar will last longer out of the sun. Usually Bulbuls, Weavers and White Eyes will be attracted to your nectar first, if it starts to take a while, do not despair. Simply move the feeder to different positions in your garden. Birds don’t mind if you move your feeder around, as long as you keep it full.

2. Do I need to add dye/food colouring to the mixture to attract Sunbirds?

A very common question, with the answer being no! Food colouring is an additive that is not found in nature, so why give it to your birds? Your nectar should be clear. It is true, that Sunbirds are attracted to colour, which is one of the reasons why flowers are so colourful. Rather use a nectar feeder that contains colour, for example, a red lid that will entice the Sunbirds to drink.

3. Which birds can I expect to attract to the Nectar Feeder?

Birds that visit garden nectar feeders fall into two groups:

Specialist nectarivores, such as Sunbirds and Sugarbirds.

Generalist nectarivores, such as Bulbuls, Starlings, White Eyes, Weavers, Drongos, Boubous, Sparrows and Orioles. White Eyes, Weavers and Bulbuls that get to the feeder first.

4. Do nectarivores pollinate flowers?

Nectar birds are very important pollinators of flowers. According to DR Mark Brown, although research has been conducted on the specialist nectarivores for almost a century, very little work has been done on the preferences of the generalist nectarivores, mainly because they were not considered important pollinators. We now know differently: There are many plant species, especially in Southern Africa, that are pollinated not by the specialist nectarivores, but rather by birds that visit flowers less frequently.

5. What do I do about bees?

Sugar attracts bees, often they will end up getting stuck inside the nectar nozzle which can cause some irritation, and the death of the bees. For this reason we supply Elaine’s Nectar Feeders which come with a good quality bee guard to prevent bees from getting trapped.

6. What nectar solution do I put in the nectar feeder?

The most common question of all; we decided to save the best till last. Firstly, forget about all these “recipes” that contain all sorts of additives such as Beetroot, Soy, Bovril, Syrup and honey as these are very difficult for birds to digest. Flowers that birds feed on contain three types of sugar, in varying amounts. Most contain sucrose (table sugar) and some contain glucose and fructose as a mix (which are the monosaccharide sugars that make up sucrose). Birds have evolved to digest sugars found in nectar, which are sucrose, glucose and fructose. So nectar mixes and sugar water is prefect for the birds.

So, how much sugar water to add into the nectar feeders? The best option is a 15–25 per cent solution of plain table sugar (sucrose), which is easy to prepare and does not ferment quickly in the sun. This mixture best emulates what is produced naturally from flowers.

Elaine’s Birding Nectar Mix is specifically formulated to offer birds a very natural Nectar Mix; we recommend her Nectar Mix as the best option for the birds.

Notice: Current Factory Work Overload

We wish to advise all patrons that both the bird factory and bird feeders production facility are working at full capacity and have a backlog of orders at present. We therefor ask you (until further notice) to accept a delivery delay of up to 1 week depending on the products that are ordered. We apologize for the delay and ask for your patience in this regard.

 

 

 

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Weight 1.500 kg

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