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When was the last time you had the opportunity to lunch with a robin? Garden with a sparrow? Have tea with a chickadee? Invite the birds in your neighbourhood to come and “hang out for awhile” with our honey bird seed feed! Here at honibe® not only are we passionate about our products, including our honibe® all natural, specialty liquid and creamed honey, but we are also committed to preserving the wildlife, including the birds, bees and butterflies, that help make our products so delicious.
Not only is having birds in your backyard entertaining, there are also tons of other benefits of supporting your backyard ecosystem.
Here are our 5 favourite perks of being a backyard birder:
Do you want to encourage birds to come to your backyard and stay awhile? Whip them up this delicious honey filled treat to encourage your feathered friends to come back time and time again!
1 cup of birdseed
½ cup of honibe honey
1 tablespoon of corn starch (optional, this will thicken your mixture and help hold it together)
2 tablespoons of peanut butter (optional, this also helps to thicken your mixture)
6 muffin liners (We like the silicone ones to avoid sticking)
Bird feeder (We used a mesh strainer tied up with baker’s twine)
Step 1: In a small saucepan combine bird seed and honey. Stir to combine.
Step 2: If you’d like a more solid “honey bird seed feed puck” add corn starch and peanut butter. Stir to combine.
Step 3: Spoon bird seed mixture into muffin liners, packing firmly.
Step 4: Put “honey bird seed feed pucks” into freezer to set. Allow to freeze for at least 30 minutes.
Step 5: Remove “honey bird seed feed pucks” from the muffin liners, place them in your bird feeder and put outdoors. If you don’t have a bird feeder you can use a mesh strainer, a pie plate or even a tea cup set in a secure location. Store extra “honey bird seed feed pucks” in the freezer.
Tip: If you live in a rainy environment, use a mesh strainer for your bird feeder. Drill holes into the outer ring of the strainer and hang using baker’s twine. The mesh strainer will keep the seeds in but allow the rain to drain out.
Don’t forget to leave out a bit of water for your new friends to sip with their lunch!