Essential Oil Recipe – Thanks Alan !

Essential Oil Recipe
(Homemade Honey-B-Healthy)
Ingredients:
5 cup Water
2 ½ lbs Sugar
⅛ tsp Lecithin granules
30 drops Essential oils (total)
Examples of essential oils:
Spearmint
Lemongrass
Wintergreen
Step 1
Bring water to boil. Add Lecithin to boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Lecithin is difficult to dissolve. Continue stirring until dissolved.

Step 2
Turn off heat. Add sugar. Stir until sugar dissolves.

Step 3
Wait until mixture cools. Adding essential oils to hot syrup will cause them to evaporate.

Step 4
Add essential oils. A little goes a long way. The total amount is 30 drops. I use Spearmint and Lemongrass. Lemongrass may also be used as a swarm attractant in the spring.
This makes about 2 quarts. DO NOT FEED THIS TO BEES WITHOUT DILUTING. Add 1 teaspoonful (5ML) per quart of feeding syrup.

The internet is a good source for reading about the benefits from essential oils. Try this link. http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?216009-Honey-B-Healthy

The Lecithin and essential oils may be found online, compounding pharmacies ( C&D Drug), or possibly nutrition stores.

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