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This spring, I will be installing my first package of bees into my just-built top bar hive. One of the books I have been reading suggests using lemongrass essential old and an old brood comb in the new hive so it smells like a hive and not something new. 

Based on your experience, will scenting with lemongrass oil and old brood comb be necessary to reduce the chances of new bees absconding? 


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