UBER Bee!!

I have had several request to share my recipe for UBER Bee & have finally caved!  Enjoy & may your bees be UBER too!

Ingredients:

8-10 cups sugar

40-50 drops Lemongrass oil

40-50 drops Spearmint oil

30-40 drops White Thyme oil

2-3 tablespoons Lecithin

Directions:

Fill a gallon container roughly half full with sugar (8-10 cups).  Fill approximately 2 cups short of topping off with boiling water, shake well to completely dissolve the sugar & let sit overnight or until at room temperature.  Place approximately 2 cups of water in a small sauce pan & heat on high until just before boiling.  Reduce the heat to medium & add the lecithin.  Keep at a very low boil, stirring constantly, until the lecithin is completely dissolved.  Remove from heat & allow to rad for half an hour.  Add the dissolved lecithin to the gallon container of sugar water & shake to mix fully.  Add the essential oils, shake again.  Keep refrigerated & shake vigorously before using.  Add this mixture to your sugar water feed in a roughly one to two ounces per gallon ratio,.

Notes:

Lecithin & the essential oils can be found in most health food store.  Lecithin acts as an emulsifier to bind the essential oils & can be usually purchased in small quantities & is usually processed into small yellow beads. It must be kept refrigerated.  The essential oils are volatile & will evaporate quite easily so be sure that your mixture is room temp before you add them.  I’ve added photos so you have a visual to go on.  If you are in the Savannah area these ingredients can be purchased at Brighter Day Natural Foods at the end of Forsyth Park.

A small beg like this as approximately $2 & will last several years.

Lecithin granules as they come in bulk.Lemongrass, Spearmint & White Thyme oils