plant mint to ward off mites?
Not sure if this works, but it sounds good. A beekeeper friend says he plants a big bed of flowering mint (not sure what kind) in front of his beehives. Apparently the bees stop at the mint flowers on their way in and out of the hive and the mint oil from the flowers apparently wards off mites. Anybody know if this is really useful? If so, I'll plant some spearmint and peppermint in front of my hives.