bee food recipe

Ingredients (for 1 gallon)

  • 1/2 gallon filtered water
  • 4-1/3 lbs organic white sugar (~8 1/4 cups)
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 2 tsp organic loose chamomile tea or 2 tea bags
  • 4-6 tsp fresh organic lemon juice (enough to bring pH to 4.5)
  • 1 drop eucalyptus essential oil
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable glycerin

Directions

  • Bring water to a rolling boil then remove from the heat
  • Add chamomile and let steep for 2 minutes
  • Remove steeped chamomileĀ and add sugar, stirring until fully dissolved
  • Add salt and mix thoroughly
  • Mix eucalyptus oil w/vegetable glycerin
  • Let cool to just lukewarm, and add essential oil mix
  • Adjust for pH by adding lemon juice
  • Cool to room temp before feeding to bees

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