I would find a source of Lemongrass oil online. That is where I get my menthol and other essential oils. How would an apiary make Lemongrass oil? They may repackage it and supplement their income.
Most of the E.O.'s come with a built in droper. You don't need to make up viles for the traps. Use a drop or two on the landing board, top of a frame (or two) and a couple drops on a frame of comb or two. You only need about 6-7drops per trap. Reapply drops every 3-4 weeks if you haven't caught a swarm yet.I figure I could make up plenty of viles with just a few mLs in each vile.
Indeed.........old queens crushed make the best lure. some variation/mixture of this is likely what they sell(the apiary). good luck,mike
Yikes!! That's just short of robbery.1 fluid ounce costs $18.60. After 20% is taken off of this price, thats $14.88 for 1 fluid ounce of essential lemongrass oil.
It might hang around longer that way. But it's just something else to worry about for me. I like it simple. A few drops and go. Plus when a swam moves in I have to remember to take that out. Which is the last thing on my mind.So you just put the drops directly on the woodenware. Do you think the scent would hang around longer if I were to put a few drops on a cotton ball inside of a film canister...or not even worth that extra step?