I am a documenary producer by trade. I am researching something for Nat Geo and came across an article on new "crowd control" methods - I found this.
Pheromones: The chemical substances released by animals to influence physiology or behavior of other members of the same species. One use of pheromones, at the most elemental level, could be to mark target individuals and then release bees to attack them.
As a (novice) beekeeper I thought it sounded ridiculous.... then I remembered the business about the bees sending out alarm smells and wondered how real could this bee.... any thoughts????
Makes me think of (was it) Austin Powers and his threat to use a gun that shoots bees....