So I'm studying the topic of making an essential mix for my syrup and I'm thinking of spraying the Ritecell when I check the girls next time. Since the girls are trying to get going after the supersedure I figured I should go back to feeding them. They still hadn't touched the bare Ritecell when I checked them on Thursday. Brood looks good though so I want to give them a boost. Anything I should know before going down this road? I'm going to use this recipe: > 5 cups water > 2 1/2 pounds of sugar > 1/8 teaspoon lecithin granules (used as an emulsifier) > 15 drops spearmint oil > 15 drops lemongrass oil Bring the water to a boil and stir in the sugar until it is dissolved. Once the sugar is dissolved remove the mixture from the heat and quickly add the lecithin and the essential oils. Stir the mixture thoroughly. This solution should have a strong scent and not be left open around bees. Cool before using.