Essential Oil Recipe for Honey Bees: Lemongrass and Spearmint Oil Feeding Stimulant by Grant Gillard
Approx. 2,440 words.
Published on November 12, 2013.
Over the past ten to twelve years, beekeepers have benefitted from adding a feeding stimulant to their syrups, namely one made out of lemongrass essential oil and spearmint essential oil. Since neither of these oils mix with water, an emulsifier must be added. You can make your own feeding stimulant with my recipe and save money, making a mix that 1/3 the cost of commercial varieties.