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Spearmint oil is often used in conjunction with Lemongrass oil during feeding to improve hive health and work as a recruiting scent. Spearmint oil and Lemongrass oil are commonly used together to complete many tasks with bees, including avoiding the reliance on smoke when opening hives. The mint family of essential oils also assist in treating the varroa mite in the same manner as thyme oil. They can mask other scents while not mimicking any of the honeybee’s own pheromones.
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