How to mix the BeeMushroomed Food

The BeeMushroomed Feeder (BMF) kit includes:

  • BeeMushroomed Feeder (blue & clear)

  • 450 milliliter clear plastic (recyclable PET) jar

  • 1oz (30ml) Polypore Mushroom extract

  • Hanging kit (1 hook & 3 strings)

Recipe for 1 gallon (~4 liters):

    Add 8 lbs (3.6 kg) white sugar (do not use brown sugar) to 1 gallon (~4 liters) of non-chlorinated water. Heat water until warm and stir in sugar until dissolved. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Mix in extract. Stir thoroughly and refrigerate.

Recipe for 1 quart (~1 liter):

Add 2 lbs (.9 kg) white sugar (do not use brown sugar) to 1 quart (~1 liters) of non-chlorinated water. Heat water until warm and stir in sugar until dissolved. Let the mixture cool to room temperature. Mix in extract. Stir thoroughly and refrigerate.

Now that you’ve made your “BMF Food”

1. Attach hanging system to your BMF.
2. Fill jar. Gently screw jar into thread and flip it over. Click here to watch a short video by Paul Stamets with his twist and tie solution for the 1st generation hanging system.
3. Ideal locations are hanging from a tree limb, awning or anywhere off the ground. If you can’t, then put your BMF on any raised surface that bees can access. Other insects may be attracted, so relocate accordingly.

It typically takes 5-14 days for the bees to find this special food.
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