March 9

Homemade Honey Bee Healthy – Half the Price!


Okay everyone…here is a reall money saver and it is not too hard to make.  These essential oils are vital to maintaining a really healthy hive when when we are feeding.  I have a good friend who sells very high quality essential oils and I plan to order mine through her in the future.  If you are interested in ordering I can put you in touch with her.




Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 quarts

“Honey Bee Healthy”


5 cups water
2 1/2 pounds of sugar
1/8 teaspoon lecithin granules (used as an emulsifier)
15 drops spearmint oil
15 drops lemongrass oil

Bring the water to a boil and integrate the sugar until dissolved.
Once the sugar is dissolved, remove the mixture from the heat and quickly add the lecithin and the essential oils.
Stir until everything is evenly distributed. This solution should have a strong scent and not be left open around bees. Cool before using.

Notes:  A resource for some of the ingredients:

LorAnn Oils, 4518 Aurelius Road, P.O. Box 22009, Lansing, Michigan 48909 (517) 882-0215, 1-800-248-1302, fax (517) 882-0507, E-mail