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Offline son800

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Essential oils
« on: March 13, 2014, 01:53:08 AM »
What essential oils are recommended to use in the hive?

Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Essential oils
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 07:36:58 AM »
My recommendation is none... it will kill off the microbes in their gut that protect them from Nosema, AFB, EFB and chalkbrood.

http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033188
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