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.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.