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Use of essential oils?

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IS the use of essential oils acceptable as "biological" beekeeping or do you consider that a chemical?

What Essential Oils are recommended and how are they typically used?

I had found a site with a recipe for HBH which included sugar water, Spearmint oil, lemongrass oil, and lecithin. Now I can't find that recipe on line... arghh. Does anyone have good home recipes for this stuff and a tried and true means of use?

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Yes, I consider it a chemical and not part of biological beekeeping. Unless the bees bring it in themselves, the beekeeper doesn't put it in. If you want to discuss EO, that needs to be done in a different forum. Thanks.
I would disagree that EO's are chemicals. EO's are allowed as part of organic certification and are in fact bought in by the bees when they work lemongrass, spearmint or thyme plants. As far as discussing in another forum, well Barry's the boss so it should be moved under a different forum if he says so.
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