Experts, How well does this work?

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  1. billyj

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    I don't use any of that kind of stuff. I use some lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to lower the ph of sugar syrup or in sugar bricks.
     

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    I use it in my sugar blocks I make for the winter. I use it in my spring sugar water for packages and nucs. It certainly doesn't hurt and I think it makes them more active in taking down the feed. Do not use this expecting it to handle your mite problems. I have seen NO effect on mites with it's use.
     
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    There are a number of branded essential oil additives on the market and, imo, they all seem about the same. I use it in spring feed. It does seem to make it more attractive to the bees. If you are using top feeders, it seems to keep the syrup from spoilage a bit longer.

    I have not found the miraculous properties of using it as a drench.

    ​Mann Lakes frequently has theirs on sale during the winter.