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What will repel bees?

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According to She Knows, tea tree oil and baby powder are both effective bee repellents. Do It Yourself recommends placing bitter cucumber peels where bees are problematic to drive them away.

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Do It Yourself states that spraying a bee with a mixture of water and a mild detergent will drive the bee away without killing it. Spreading cinnamon near a beehive every day for a week may cause them to move their colony.

Bees find the scent of peppermint to be unpleasant, so planting peppermint plants can be an excellent way to keep them away. Garlic, vanilla extract and diluted baby oil are also effective for repelling bees without harming them.

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