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  1. #1
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    Greene County, NY, USA
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    Default Hbh recipe/ food grade oils?

    Do have to use food grade oils for adding to sugar syurp?

  2. #2
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    Greensburg, Ky.
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    Default Re: Hbh recipe/ food grade oils?

    You dont have to, you can just mix sugar/water 1:1 ratio. But i took notice that the bees really like it when you do add it...

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Hbh recipe/ food grade oils?

    i guess i should clarify. most oils say not for internal use. Does that mean you need to use food grade oils, do they even make food grade lemon grass oil?

  4. #4
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    Columbia, Goochland, VA
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    Default Re: Hbh recipe/ food grade oils?

    Do you want anything in your hive that you can not ingest yourself? I would stick with food grade, and I do. Also to get your oils to mix in, use some honey or soy lecithin granules as an emulsifier, if not when your ladies hit the pure oil it will kill them almost instantly.

    I put some lemon grass oil in a plastic bottle to give some to a friend, with in an hour it hand melted the plastic and has my bag smelling like lemon grass, permanently so far.

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