I wear dark colored pants many times with my veil and jacket. They do not seem to care about the colors. I truly believe they really do not care about the colors. I think also that they are just attracted to the breath and perhaps the eyes.
Also I believe they just know when an animal is around by the smell.
I agree with you Annette.
I think they recognize a threat greatly by smell, but probably they draw on all their senses to "feel" if there's a threat.
as Brian said drawing on eons of instinctual programming.
I was watching a show on TV called the dog whisper.
It was very intersting how the dogs unwelcome behaviors are triggered by the owners as he puts it "negative energy" , tension or fear.
Perhaps the bees pickup on things of this nature also.
I think that means JP must be a great smelling "cool cat" 8-) and the bees love him no matter what he's wearing :-D
He's the "The Bee Whisper" :-D