Using Essential Oils for Honey Bee Mite Control?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by R Dewhurst, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. R Dewhurst

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    Sounds to me like snake oil. The oils in pure form will kill mites, along with bees. In diluted form, where is the threshold between killing mites and not harming bees?

    Better yet, does this threshold even exist? Will a treatment strong enough to kill mites also harm, if not kill, the bees?

    I would think it would.
     

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    hi guys what is the usual method you boys in the statesuse for mite control <when you say mites i take it you refer to varoa>
     
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