I have had several request to share my recipe for UBER Bee & have finally caved! Enjoy & may your bees be UBER too!
8-10 cups sugar
40-50 drops Lemongrass oil
40-50 drops Spearmint oil
30-40 drops White Thyme oil
2-3 tablespoons Lecithin
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,.
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.