Every time I read one of these stories I wonder if there isn't some sort of scent bomb that could be developed that would confuse the bees and make them less aggressive.
I mean hikers carry emergency gear all the time and frequently carry pepper spray for bears or other people why not a 'scent bomb'.
Just thinking out load here, not saying whether it's feasible or practical, but along those lines....I wonder if something like "bee quick" would/could be effective? In theory, if you were being attacked and poured an entire bottle of bee quick on yourself, would it help, or would it bee ineffective once they're in attack mode?...Hmm? Thoughts?