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    Default How do you make honey be health

    Can you just use 25 drops of wintergreen and one pint raw honey to 1/2 gal sugar water i hear that is good way ?

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Use the search function. Look for "honey b healthy recipe" first and then search for "essential oils". Lots of good info.

    Look here:
    https://www.beesource.com/forums/show...healthy+recipe

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/show...healthy+recipe

    Also out in the wiki, go look here. You want option 6.1 General Purpose Essential Oil Mixture. What you are trying to do is the same thing I just did 4 weeks ago. Mixes up a batch of Generic Honey B Healthy.

    Note that the results of this is the concentrate. You want to mix only a tsp of concentrate per quart of syrup to feed to the bees. I have used this with good success getting the bees to take syrup.

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Here is a mixture with thymol but if you just want to make the hbh without it just fore go the thymol and the rest should give you a good hbh substitute.

    2 Quarts of Water
    2 Quarts of Sugar
    12 drops of thyme oil
    28 drops of lemongrass oil
    28 drops of spearmint oil
    3 teaspoons of Soy Lecithin Granules
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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Quote Originally Posted by alpha6 View Post
    Here is a mixture with thymol but if you just want to make the hbh without it just fore go the thymol and the rest should give you a good hbh substitute.

    2 Quarts of Water
    2 Quarts of Sugar
    12 drops of thyme oil
    28 drops of lemongrass oil
    28 drops of spearmint oil
    3 teaspoons of Soy Lecithin Granules
    How come this mixture is not as thick and milky as hbh?
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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Quote Originally Posted by nater37 View Post
    How come this mixture is not as thick and milky as hbh?
    Because HBH is a commercial product protected by patents. However, the research that resulted in HBH is available online and is where most of the homemade formulas originate from. I've even got one posted on my website that does not require lecithin.

    HTH

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    >How come this mixture is not as thick and milky as hbh?

    Sodium lauryl sulfate?
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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Sodium Lauryl sulfate? that is detergent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >How come this mixture is not as thick and milky as hbh?

    Sodium lauryl sulfate?

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    >Sodium Lauryl sulfate? that is detergent.

    Yes. That is the emulsifying agent used in HBH last I checked.
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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Bush View Post
    >Sodium Lauryl sulfate? that is detergent.

    Yes. That is the emulsifying agent used in HBH last I checked.
    Also used in shampoos and garage floor clearers.

    YUM!
    I want some of that in my honey.

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Don't even feed honey from an unknown source to your bees, unless you enjoy disease. My recipe for honey bee healthy is 1 part honey b healthy to 1 part honey b healthy. Great stuff

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Quote Originally Posted by FlowerPlanter View Post
    Also used in shampoos and garage floor clearers.

    YUM!
    I want some of that in my honey.
    I think you can just add it directly to your honey, no need to feed it to the bees first.
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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Quote Originally Posted by thehackleguy View Post
    I think you can just add it directly to your honey, no need to feed it to the bees first.
    have you tried washing you hair with honey?

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    Default Re: How do you make honey be health

    Quote Originally Posted by dsegrest View Post
    have you tried washing you hair with honey?
    How about washing your honey in shampoo

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