Need Bees Removed?
International
Beekeeping Forums
August 30, 2014, 08:52:41 AM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
News: ATTENTION ALL NEW MEMBERS
PLEASE READ THIS OR YOUR ACCOUNT MAY BE DELETED - CLICK HERE
 
   Home   Help Search Calendar bee removal Login Register Chat  

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: Lemongrass Oil for Bait Hives  (Read 933 times)
justgojumpit
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 216


Location: North Salem, NY


« on: January 08, 2009, 09:20:42 PM »

I just bought some lemongrass oil to get ready for the swarm season!

I have never put out bait hives, before, but my plan is to put out a nuc with some frames of drawn, dark comb and some empty frames.  Then add a few drops of lemongrass oil.  How many drops of oil are recommended, and how often does it need to be reapplied?

thanks,
justgojumpit
Logged

Keeper of bees and builder of custom beekeeping equipment.
danno
Super Bee
*****
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 2240


Location: Ludington, Michigan


« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2009, 08:27:56 AM »

Last year all I did was hang the traps and then took a syring and shot some in the enterance hole one time
Logged
Greg Peck
House Bee
**
Offline Offline

Gender: Male
Posts: 388


Location: Harrisburg Pa


WWW
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2009, 03:11:54 PM »

I was told to put a few drops on a cotton ball and place the cotton ball inside the "trap" somewhere. I opened the two traps I had this year and added a few drops to the cotton ball about once a month. I never caught any swarms in the traps but I did see bees go in and out on occasion. So this really is not a success story but may help you in some way. 
Logged

"Your fire arms are useless against them" - Chris Farley in Tommy Boy
Semper Fi
www.gregsbees.com www.secondfast.com/gregsworkshop/ www.secondfast.com/bees
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Beemaster's Beekeeping Ring
Previous | Home | Join | Random | Next
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines | Sitemap Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!
Page created in 0.126 seconds with 22 queries.

Google visited last this page August 12, 2014, 05:51:42 PM