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New Bee Hive Cleaner

Use this cleaner to clean out a new bee hive before adding your bees.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Infusion Time 6 hours


  • 16-oz glass spray bottle


  • Thyme
  • Rosemary
  • Catnip
  • Sage
  • Peppermint
  • Distilled water
  • Witch hazel


  • Add handfuls of fresh herbs (or a tablespoon each of dried herbs) to a 16-oz glass spray bottle.
  • Fill bottle three-quarters of the way with distilled water, and fill the remainder with witch hazel.
  • Allow bottle to set for six hours before using.
  • Shake well, then spray inside of hive thoroughly while cleaning. Wipe well.