Tips & Techniques


There are many recipes out there to choose from.  This one works well for me.  (Very Well!)

2 quarts (8 cups) of white sugar (do not use brown sugar or other substitute)
3 cups of almost boiling water
1 cup of chamomile tea (can use chamomile flowers or tea bags)
2 tablespoons of your own honey
½ teaspoon of fresh squeezed lemon juice
a healthy pinch of sea salt
3-4 drops of lemongrass essential oil
1 teaspoon vegetable glycerine
 Mix sugar and water until all sugar is dissolved.Mix in the chamomile tea, honey, lemon juice and sea salt until well combined.
Mix the lemongrass oil into the glycerine, then add to the syrup.
Cover and let cool to room temperature before feeding your bees.