Optima is a new all natural honey bee food supplement and feeding stimulant that is to be mixed into sugar syrup and pollen patties. It contains whole plant polyphenols known for their intestinal cleaning properties along with a complex essential oil package to help promote a healthy intestinal tract in the honey bee as well as overall hive health, vigor, productivity and cleanliness. Benefits: Feeding stimulant, antibacterial for bees and hive components, calms bees when sprayed on bees, queen acceptance, combining weak hives and swarms, encourages hygienic behavior.
Basic Hive Maintenance- Add 1 teaspoon (5ml) to quart or litre of 1:1 sugar water. Pour mixture into hive feeder. Feed when bees are taking sugar water mixture.
Stressed and Migratory Pollinators - Apply approximately 1 cup of mixed Optima solution per hive by spray or drench method to top of frames in brood box. Optima solution is 4 teaspoons (20ml) of Optima per quart or litre of 1 to 1 sugar water. Repeat treatment 4 times, 4 days apart in Spring and Fall. Feed Optima solution 2-3 times in Summer Dearth and dry periods. Protein Patty - add 1 teaspoon (5ml) per finished weight of 1 pound or 1/2 kilo protein patty.
Ship wt. 2 lbs.