Optima is an all natural Honey Bee Food Supplement and Feeding Stimulant.
Optima contains whole plant polyphenols - long known for their intestinal cleansing 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.
Optima is a complete, complex, economical all natural product easily replacing many simple -incomplete products currently on the market, saving the beekeeper valuable time in product application, financial resources, and equipment requirements.
Optima is not time sensitive. Product can be mixed in large batches of syrup and stored for an extended period of time between applications.
Optima is available in 4 convenient sizes. 100ml (3.3 oz.) for the small scale beekeeper, 500ml (16.9 oz.), 1 litre (33.8 oz.), and 5 litre (169 oz.) bottles for sideliner and commercial applications.
Benefits and Uses of OPTIMA:
Encourages Hygienic Behaviour when used as a spray or drench when mixed in light syrup at the rate of 1/3 teaspoon Optima in 1/3 quart syrup per colony.
Food Supplement containing all natural whole plant technology polyphenols together with a proven complete essential oil package.
Feeding Stimulant that encourages syrup consumption.
Antibacterial for the bees as well as the hive components.
Encourages drawing out wax when sprayed on new plastic foundation.
Calms Bees when mixed in sugar syrup and sprayed on bees – use in place of smoker and is much better for our environment.
Used to help new queen acceptance - especially bees of different races.
Used when combining hives and swarms.
Package Bee and Queen Producers should add Optima to the canned syrup and bee candy to help insure clean healthy packaged bees and queens with greater acceptance upon arrival at final destination.
OPTIMA is a wonderful feed stimulant and food supplement for honey bees that has been tested, examined, and proven on three continents and is made of only the highest quality elements including a complete essential oil package. We use it in a spray bottle instead of a smoker throughout the entire working season. It is also used on new foundation to help encourage the bees to draw comb faster.
Basic Hive Maintenance:
Mix 1 to 2 teaspoon Optima in 1 gallon syrup and feed through preferred hive feeder.
A small 100ml (3.3 oz.) bottle goes a long way, mixing with up to 20 gallons of light syrup. This is the minimum recommendation for basic hive maintenance. You can mix heavier concentration depending on hive and environmental conditions. Some beekeepers use up to 4 teaspoons Optima per gallon syrup in hive feeder applications.
Stressed – Migratory – Pollinator - Operations:
Mix at the rate of 4 teaspoons per quart syrup solution and apply by spray or drench method at the rate of 1/3 quart or 10 to 12 ounces mixed Optima solution per colony, 4 times, 4 days apart for maximum benefit.
After spraying or drenching hives we recommend immediately filling and feeding Optima on same hive with mixed syrup solution at the rate of 1 to 2 teaspoons per gallon of syrup in hive feeders. Only use hive feeders where the bees will consume syrup in a timely manner as essential oils can evaporate over a period of time. Hive top can and jar feeders prevent evaporation of essential oils.
We recommend applying Optima at above concentration and frequency in the early Spring as soon as possible to help promote brood production, during summer dearth in the dry areas of the country when you would normally provide feed for your bees, and in late Autumn to help hives consume feed, get cleaned up and prepared for winter.
It is always recommended to add Optima at the rate of ½ teaspoon per 1 lb. final weight protein patty to encourage consumption and give all the added benefits of Optima to the bees.
Only the highest quality, all natural, pharmaceutical grade components are used in the making of OPTIMA in equipment specifically designed and dedicated to the production of OPTIMA. We control all phases of production in house and absolutely guarantee product quality!