1. DO NOT add red food dye to the nectar. People used to think this attracted the birds, but it is not healthy for them to ingest the dyes.2. Clean your feeder and change out the nectar weekly. Sugar water can grow all sorts of unhealthy stuff if it sits for too long.3. If possible, place your feeder in a shady, sheltered spot. The hummingbirds will feel more secure there and are more likely to visit.4. Be patient! It will take a while for the hummingbirds to find your feeder and a bit longer to get the courage to approach. Eventually you will get some hummingbirds and possibly orioles too!5. Put your feeder out in early Spring and leave it out for 2 weeks after you have seen your last hummingbird.