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  1. Bee Forum
    hello all.. here's my normal hbh mix - open feed only 2.4lbs sugar 1 quart of hot water 2-4 tsp lecithin as the emulsifier 2 tsp lemongrass 2 tsp spiramint oil all blended up to make a concentrate whereby i add 1 tsp/quart sugar water. In my tired state yesterday, I added 2 tsp of...
  2. Diseases and Pests
    I want to add lemon grass, spearmint & tea tree oil to 7.5 litres (7.9US quarts) of sugar syrup for my 3 hives. How much of each oil do I use for this? I don't want to overdose on oils but want it to be effective for varroa treatment also. I have heard that tea tree oil in sugar syrup is helpful...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    I apologize if this has been answered before. I tried searching and didn't get the results I was looking for. I have seen some information on the web of people using tea tree oil in sugar syrup to help with varroa mites. I am having a hard time finding a recipe with an actual quantity of how...
  4. Diseases and Pests
    I've heard about feeding hives with syrup with essential oils added to it -- does anyone have a recipe for this? It sounds like it might be really helpful vs. varroa -- would anyone talk about their experience with using the stuff? I'm interested in keeping my hives healthy without using...
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