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.Know More
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.Learn more about Stinging Insects
Bees prefer to live near wildflowers and will build their nests in old wood and in areas that are sheltered from the elements. They will stay clear of areas where insecticides are present. Because the natural habits favored by bees are becoming less abundant, some farmers and gardeners set up places that are hospitable to bees so to attract them to their property.Full Answer >
Honeybees communicate via chemical signals known as pheromones and through a movement-based communication known as dancing. Their pheromone communication serves to cement the position of the queen, to suppress egg laying by workers, to attract mates and to keep group cohesion while swarming. Dancing is performed by foraging worker bees to inform other bees in the hive about food they have located.Full Answer >
Italian bees are a subspecies of Apis mellifera ligustica. Very popular with beekeepers, they are the most commonly sold honey bee globally. The bees originally come from the Italian peninsula.Full Answer >
The average life span of a bee depends upon the hive's activity when she is born, and is 40 days during the active season and five months if born the season before. Queen bees live an average of three years, and drones live until they mate or for 90 days.Full Answer >