Using Essential Oils for Honeybees. Three primary essential oils are useful in beekeeping: lemongrass, spearmint and thyme. Other oils such as wintergreen, spearmint and tea tree oil are also used in some formulations.
DIY Backyard Beekeeping: A Guide for Beginners If you can garden, you can be a beekeeper. Here are the first steps: the questions to ask, the equipment you'll need and how to choose the right bees. By Kim Flottum