Use some of our Beekeeping recipes!

Essential Oil Patty Recipe

Liquid (1st)

  • 2 cups or 1 Pint Tea Tree Oil
  • 2 cups or 1 Pint Camphor White
  • 1 cup or 1/2 Pint Orange Sweet
  • 6 cups or 3 Pint Eucalyptus
  • 2 ¼ cup or 1 Pint + ¼ cup Lemongrass
  • 2 cups or 1 Pint Peppermint Or Wintergreen (we use peppermint)

Crystal  (2nd)  need to crush fine or make liquid

  • 2 cups or 1 Pint Menthol Crystals
  • 26 cups or 13 Pint Thymol Crystals
    (all the above can be purchased from The Lebermuth Company, Inc.)
  • 2 cups or 1 Pint Copper Gluconate
    (can be purchased from Jost Chemical)
  • 25 lbs. Powdered Sugar

Sugar  (3rd)

  • 50 lbs. Granulated Sugar

Grease (4th)

  • 25 lb. Crisco (Cake icing shorting)

Scientists say you should replace every 60 days or should be given every 60 days.

1 lb. = 6 patties but I am doing 1 lb. = 10 patties because fresh every 60 days or before if it is all eaten.  We are putting this in 4 ½ x 6 ¾ flat Glassine bags.  Bags can be purchased from Uline.

Extras they are adding:

  • 3 cups citric acid
  • 3 cups mineral salt

They are finding if you mix the grease in before the liquid it is smoother.
Source: Hackenberg Apiaries

Sugar Patty Recipe

Ingredients

  • 225 lbs Sugar
  • 10 oz. Cinnamon
  • 25 lb. Brewer Yeast
  • 15 gallons Sugar Syrup
  • 12 lb. Honey
  • 1 cup Honeybee Healthy
  • 1 cup Lemongrass Oil
  • 1 cup Spearmint Oil
  • 8 oz. Thymol (Liquify)
  • 2 cups Mineral Salt

Cinnamon, Thymol, Mineral salt are new additives we are now trying. But basic sugar, brewer's yeast, honey, syrup and honeybee healthy are a quick boost for the bees and see good results.

Source: Hackenberg Apiaries

Protein Patty Recipe

  1. 125 lbs.  Sugar  (Add water and keep wet.  Should be a little thicker than pancake batter.)
  2. Add either 3 cups citric acid or 4 quarts of lemon juice, (this is to put the ph at 4 ½  to 5)
  3. Add 1 cup Honey Bee Healthy (optional , but we prefer)
  4. 3 cups trace mineral salt
  5. Add ½ bag Vitamins & Electrolytes (we use Russell’s)  (2 oz. worth)  
  6. Add 10 lbs. pollen (optional)
  7. (Keep Mix Wet) Mix in 25 lbs. of Inedible Dries eggs
  8. Add 3 ½ cups Canola Oil
  9. Mix in 24 lbs. (2 gallons) Honey
  10. Finish by adding 50 lbs. Brewtech Brewers Yeast.  Water until it has the consistency you desire.

Source: Hackenberg Apiaries

 
 
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