WOLF CREEK APIARIES
930 HWY. 438
CENTERVILLE, TN. 37033
(931) 729-9229 ( PLEASE: Call before coming )
1. Put 5-8 drops of Thyme oil in 16 ounces of mineral oil, shake it up and squirt it on
a paper towel making a double SS. Then put it in the hive on top of the frames up
till 3 weeks before the honey flow and anytime after the honey flow.
2. Mix 1 Tablespoon of garlic powder with 1 cup of water in a blender on low speed
for 2-3 minutes. Add the cup of blended mixture to a gallon of sugar water, mix
by shaking, and feed it to the bees in early spring up till 3 weeks before the honey
flow. Can be used again in the fall after the honey flow.
3. Put 4 ounces of granulated sugar per deep hive box into a blender on low speed in
order to make your own powdered sugar. The powdered sugar that you buy in the
stores contains corn starch which the bees cannot digest. Place the 4 ounces of
home made powdered sugar into a baggie. Use one 4 oz. baggie to a deep box and
3 ounces per medium box. The next time that you are in your bee yard, dump the
sugar onto the top of the frames. Use a new paint brush ( must be a foam type ) to
brush the powder off of the frames onto the bees early in the morning or late in
the evening 4 times at 10 days apart starting in late August and continuing into
September. Best to have screen bottom boards for this with a tray underneath to
catch the powdered sugar dust. Then put the dust in the freezer for 48 hours to
kill the mites. For a solid bottom board, place a piece of cardboard on to it to
catch the dust. Then remove the cardboard and put dust in to the freezer for 48
hours to kill the mites. This is done so that the bees won’t play in the sugar and
take the mites back into the hive with them.
4. Use 20-25 drops of Thyme oil in 16 ounces of mineral oil if you use a fogger for
mite control. Walk by the landing board, hold fogger 6" from the entrance for 8 to
10 seconds and then move on to the next hive.
5. A very effective treatment for Varroa mites on artificially sized 5.4 bees and the
natural 4.9 bees is the wintergreen oil study found at
MUST BE FOLLOWED EXACTLY!!
SMALL HIVE BEETLE:
1. Mix 10-12 drops of eucalyptus oil with 1 cup of Crisco shortening. Stir in ½ to ¾
cup of sugar and make into a small patty. Place patty on a piece of wax paper and
place on top of the frames. ( use latex or rubber gloves anytime when working
with eucalyptus oil. )
2. Dust diatomaceous earth on the ground around your hive instead of using Guard
Star. Be sure and make a 8-10 foot radius around the hive, watering it into the
ground or apply before a rain.
3. Use old cortex boards for traps by cutting them into 3x4 inch rectangles. Hold 6
of the cortex boards lined up together and cover the open end with Crisco. Turn
over and spoon in 1/8 to 1/4 inch ( 2 teaspoons full ) of the Boric Acid into the
other end and seal with the Crisco shortening. Place into hive on the bottom
board, securing it with staples, or put on top of the frames.
4. When using the West SHB traps, place 1/8 to 3/16 inches of hydrated lime into a
clean, dry tray, put the grill on top and place into the hive as if you had oil in it.
This method is better than using vegetable oil since oil tends to run out or to settle
in low spots leaving other spots dry. Lime has a higher kill ratio than oil.
Mix 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil with ½ cup of water. Put into a blender and blend
on low speed for 4-5 minutes. Put the mixture into a ½ gallon jar of water and shake it
up. Then pour 1 cup of the afore mentioned mixture into a gallon of sugar water and
feed this mixture to the bees for a month.
1. Same as above but use 2 teaspoons instead of 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil.
1 drop of tea tree oil
4 drops of lemon grass oil
¼ cup water
NOTE: Sugar water is a 1 to 1 ratio in the spring and 2 parts sugar to 1 part water in the
Mix all ingredients in a blender on low for 4-5 minutes and add this mixture to 1
gallon of sugar water and feed to the bees in the spring.
1 cup soy flour
½ cup sugar
2-3 tablets of crushed up vitamin C
¼ cup brewers yeast
3 drops lemon grass oil
¼ cup honey ( use only your own honey )
Mix into a small ball, flatten, put on wax paper and place out in the bee yard
protected from the weather such as an old bird feeder.
WE SELL PHARMACEUTICAL GRADE OILS AND OTHER
WOLF CREEK APIARIES
930 HWY 438
CENTERVILLE, TN. 37033
931.729.9229 ( PLEASE: Call before coming )
All oils must be pharmaceutical grade!! Essential Oils are for perfume purposes
and not for healing.
Diatomaceous earth must be of food grade. Caution must be used since it is an eye
and lung irritant.
Lime dust may also be an eye, skin and lung irritant.
NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR
COLONIES WHEN USING OUR TREATMENTS SINCE WE HAVE
NO CONTROL OVER APPLICATION OF TREATMENTS.