Essential Oil Therapy vs Mites

Varroa Mites Essential oils, in regards to mite control, have two apparent modes of operation, primarily, direct toxicity. In the case of varroa mites, once a mite comes in to direct contact with an essential oil such as wintergreen or tea tree oil mixed into a grease patty they are usually killed within a few … Read more

Essential Oils for Beekeeping

There exist a wider variety of essential oils. In general, beekeepers are only interested in a few of them. The following is a list of some of the more common oils that may concern a beekeeper. Banana Though it has been unconfirmed, reports state that banana oil seems to closely mimic the alarm pheromone of … Read more

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