Lemongrass Oil For Honey Bee

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Lemongrass oil for bees is regularly promoted as a way of attracting bees to hives.  

Evidence suggests this works. We will take a closer look at how you can use lemongrass oil to benefit your beekeeping. 

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Lemongrass refers to a family of grasses with lemon-scented essential oils. These grasses contain a high concentration of terpenes in their stems  

What Is Lemongra

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It got slightly frosted in winter but will recover with some help. I keep this plant for culinary purposes, making gin, and for my method ... 

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A Quick Introduction To Terpene

his is a simple lid that fits on top of the hive, flush with the side of the box.

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Off-center Stacked Supers

During a very strong honey flow, a beekeeper can take the supers and angle them a bit to create open spaces for ventilation. I do not encourage this as...

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This board allows air to flow in through the base of the hive, and, if used in conjunction with a ventilated lid allows the bees to move huge volumes of air through the brood nest and out of the lid...

3.  Screened Bottom Boards

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Beehive Ventilation Holes

While using a ventilated migratory lid, we can take a portable drill and a hole saw and drill a few holes in the side of our supers.

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ADVICE

The mesh segments from migratory lids and ventilated supers can be washed with alcohol to remove high-value medical propolis. Store the mesh and pipe segments for the next season after washing.

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