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    Default Coconut Oil

    I bought some coconut oil that is supposed to be 100% natural and pure. I can hardly smell it; I wonder if it will help treating the hives.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    what would be the indication for using coconut oil? What do you like to treat the bees against through coconut oil?

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=103224302366

    "Red Bennett, who is owner of Bennett Honey Farm in Fillmore California, was experiencing CCD in his hives and it seemed to be due in large part to bee mites. Red makes this statement concerning CCD and his experiment to treat the problem:

    “After learning that coconut oil has been used for centuries in the tropics for the treatment of body lice, we started using Organic Coconut Oil to treat for mites in our beehives. We have been using this treatment for 6-9 months with excellent results.” You can read Red’s complete statement on Bennett’s Honey Farm’s experiment with Nutiva organic coconut oil to treat CCD here:

    http://bennetthoney.com/Beekeepingsupplies.aspx"

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    i see, here in the Philippines we use coconut oil for the hair and the skin, topically, and orally. although i never thought or heard that it is also good against lice and mites.

    would you be using this as additive in your feeds or topically apply it on your combs?

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    There were already many suggestions as to how to apply it. Some said to mix with bee feed, some to use with cotton pads, and so on.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by azeryth View Post
    i see, here in the Philippines we use coconut oil for the hair and the skin, topically, and orally. although i never thought or heard that it is also good against lice and mites.

    would you be using this as additive in your feeds or topically apply it on your combs?


    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...oil#post593980

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    thank you for the link. this is a great help. though we don't have mite infestation yet..prevention is always better than cure and i don't really want to use meds on our hives.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Sounds like a new spin on FGMO.
    I’m really not that serious

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    sounds like a new spin on fgmo.
    fgmo?

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Dave Miska says he adds it to his pollen supplements. Says it's better for the bees than canola, which he used to use.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Quote Originally Posted by camero7 View Post
    Dave Miska says he adds it to his pollen supplements. Says it's better for the bees than canola, which he used to use.
    camero7,
    You beat me to it!

    Were you at the sneba meeting?
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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Yes, that's where I heard it.

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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    fgmo - Food Grade Mineral Oil

    Studies now indicate it is inefective, and an even greater concern is one could ignite the oil fog and receive severe burns and destroy equipment.

    bee safe and goodluck
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    Default Re: Coconut Oil

    Has anyone come across any current print info by Pedro regarding his work with FGMO?
    Regards, Barry

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