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  1. #1
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    Default Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    I'm planning to treat for nosema with tree oil and was wondering if anyone has a recipe for mixing it up? I'm pretty sure it needs to be mixed in a blender with sugar water but how much tea tree oil would you add to a gallon of sugar water and would you also add lemongrass oil and/or wintergreen oil?

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    My recipe has been tweaked a bit based on FatBeeMan's videos on the subject. This is what I currently use:

    Bee Tonic Concentrate

    In a blender combine:
    1 cup water
    1 teaspoon tea tree oil
    1 teaspoon lemongrass oil
    1 teaspoon spearmint oil

    Blend until thoroughly emulsified, approximately 5 minutes. Pour into a gal jug and add water to make 2 quarts. (Do not heat EOs, as this causes the oil to dissipate.) This is the concentrate and will keep for months.

    To feed:
    Add 1 cup concentrate to 1 gal. cooled 1:1 sugar syrup. Feed once a week for 3-4 weeks spring and fall.


    Just remember to clean the blender thoroughly after mixing because EOs can ruin your blender seals otherwise.

    HTH

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper & Rusty's Bees ( LC and T)

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    I warm up a cup of honey and mix the tea tree oil and pepperment oil in the honey then add to a gallon of sugar 1:1 or 2:1 depending on the time of year. This is feedback honey from extractor clean up or cappings.

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    Thank you for posting this guys..

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    How do you apply it?

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    How do you apply it?

    Add 1 cup of concentrate and to 1 gallon of sugar water and feed to your bees.

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    Go Vols!! Go Butch!!

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    Default Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

    Quote Originally Posted by Connie1 View Post
    How do you apply it?
    Mixed into 1:1 sugar syrup and fed in a feeder. There are a variety of feeders that will do the job--the jar on the inner cover, in a hive top feeder, in plastic bags on the frames--whatever method you usually use to feed your bees. Just don't add it to hot syrup as the heat can dissipate the oil.

    HTH

    Rusty
    Rusty Hills Farm -- home of AQHA A Rusty Zipper & Rusty's Bees ( LC and T)

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