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Offline CBEE

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Bee Repelent
« on: November 06, 2008, 02:45:29 PM »
For some reason my neighbor has had some bees that are congregating around the corner of his house. Its a little strange as there is nothing there for them and no reason for them to be there. He is very alergic to bee stings and is concerned about being stung.  Is there anything that can be sprayed around the area that they dont like to keep them away from there ? 

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Re: Bee Repelent
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2008, 03:19:17 PM »
Maybe smear some Bee Quick or other "fume board" mixture in that area (not sure how long the scent remains) but maybe long enough to steer their attention somewhere else.
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Re: Bee Repelent
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2008, 03:52:34 PM »
What are you winters like?  Provided you get cold winters, my bet is they won't congregate there come spring.  If they fly year round though, that may be another story.

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Re: Bee Repelent
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2008, 08:17:16 PM »
Is there anything giving off a bright color? Anything blue, yellow, or even white, will attract bees as they are checking out anything in search of the last places to visit a flower. I had a bag of potting soil mix on the back porch and it had some nice flowers on the packaging. Bees were constantly checking it out. I wore a bright colored yellow t-shirt outside this afternoon, and the bees were all over me.
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Re: Bee Repelent
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2008, 09:18:53 AM »
I would look real close to see if there is a small hole. They may be looking for a new home. I know that it's the wrong time of year but bees do strange thing's.
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Re: Bee Repelent
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2008, 04:50:10 PM »
I wonder if there is a source of water that you're not seeing.  Perhaps a leaky water main that is seeping up at that spot?  I haven't tried Bee Quick for such purposes but it's a repellent when used in the hives. I suppose you could try Bee Go, but it will definitely be a human repellent as well...
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Re: Bee Repelent
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008, 02:24:14 AM »
I had read that you could also place moth balls around the perimeter to discourage bees from coming around. When I moved my bees this summer, I tried it, yet can't be for certain how well it worked. (We had landscaping done in the backyard, and workers were getting stung. Also, the moth balls were bought at WalMart, and were located in a plastic hanging container. Very convenient)

Maybe someone can chime in about this and help me get clarity on whether it might have worked.