Honey Bee Preference Plain Sugar Water over Honey B Healthy essential oils

Honey Bee Preference Plain Sugar Water over Honey B Healthy essential oils

Links to this feeding stimulant and drinkers:
Honey B Healthy:
Plastic Feeders:

This one is for those who disliked the music and narration,
Same test, different camera, no narration or music as requested.

Test parameters:

Four- one quart honey bee feeders
All filled with the same 2 to 1 sugar to filtered water mix.
As marked, 2 of the 4 Bee Feeders have been thoroughly mixed with 1 teaspoon each of Honey B Healthy “Feeding Stimulant With Essential Oils”
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Our honey bees overwhelmingly preferred the 2 to 1 Sugar water mix that did not have the Honey B Healthy added.
After first consuming the sugar water, then they continued to feed on the sugar water with Honey B Healthy added.

What’s in Honey B Healthy?
From the bottle label:
“Sucrose, Water, Spearmint Oil, Lemon Grass Oil, and Lecithin.”

The 16 ounce bottle of Honey B Healthy for this test/demonstration was purchased on Amazon (see link at top of video description).
The purchase price was $29.50 plus shipping. Sold by Laura’s
Bees.

The entry feeders shown in this video are also sold on Amazon
I hope someone else lists these drinkers on Amazon as the current seller has overpriced them and is charging a lot for shipping, Prime shipping not available. IF someone out there starts selling these drinkers on Amazon with Prime, I will change my links asap.

There have been no published scientific studies regarding the health claims of additives such as Honey B Healthy or Pro Health bee feed stimulants that I was able to find. If there are any more warm days to be had this season, I will also be testing Pro Health.

IF you know of a viable study which has been done or is ongoing, please feel free to post your link in the comments.

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