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Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2016, 07:07:39 PM »
Thanks Capt.
That is a great price for 16 oz. I just bought 2-2 oz bottles, on amazon, for more than that.
They have every oil essence there is.
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Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Reply #41 on: November 11, 2016, 02:56:23 AM »
I've found putting bait hives on top of hot water systems works well.
(Caution N=1).
The idea being that the heat from a gas hot water system keeps the lemongrass vapour in the air.
Also maybe the bees like a slightly warming hive ?

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Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2016, 07:52:14 PM »
I have a huge amount of lemongrass, so I googled making lemongrass oil.  One place I looked, it listed the things I'd need to make lemongrass oil and the list included a wine press.  I googled wine presses and they cost hundreds of dollars.

Yeah, I'm going to spend $300 for a wine press to make lemongrass oil?  Not real likely.

Gotta be a better way.  Hope this is amusing to somebody.
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Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Reply #43 on: December 06, 2016, 08:39:11 AM »
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Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Reply #44 on: December 06, 2016, 12:24:41 PM »
I have tried to make lemongrass oil last year. Smashed the stems and put them in a jar with (I think ) alcohol and oil. It did not work.
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Re: LEMON GRASS TO CATCH SWARMS?
« Reply #45 on: December 06, 2016, 09:08:39 PM »
Here they raise mint and when they harvest it for the oil, it is chopped into a large enclosed trailer and then steam is forced through it.  Then the oil comes out.  I don't know what kind of apparatus you could use.  Perhaps, you could use a canning juicer/steamer with the three compartments--one for the lemongrass, one for water, and one to catch the oil.  We use one to juice berries and grapes on the stovetop.
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