small black bee

ZO-Brabant

water met tijmolie

At the left a smoker, at the right a bottle of thyme oil and plant sprayer with water

 

Smoking causes anxiety, so stress.

A much better method and much less cumbersome is the use of a plant sprayer filled with water and added a few drops of thyme oil.

The bees do not panic, while the pheromones are suppressed. It is often sufficient to spray once when opening the hive.