OK, I noted something the other day when checking my girls
I had drank a beer with my lunch and along the lines of the glass of wine, I knew that might not be good to breathe on the bees. So I ruffled around and found a peppermint hard candy to suck on while checking the hives. I had less "bees in face" (WITH a veil on - thank-you), then I have had before.
Does anyone think there is a connection??