Trot, it seems to me in the cobwebs of my mind that I recall you mentioning one time that your wife was not overly, overly fond of being around the bees. If my memory serves me, I don't blame her one little bit.
I remember last summer a bee pal of mine whose 2 colonies he kept at my place came over. This is a fellow that sometimes comes over after working really hard in the sun building. I told him that I heard that bees didn't particularly like the smell of the sweaty human body. Now he can be rather smelly after that hard day working.
We were standing quite a distance from the hives, perhaps 20 feet, just talking. Sure enough, I could smell is sweat, and wouldn't you know it, a bee actually flew at him and started flying around his head. Of course, him being a very new person to the bee world (well, sometimes I guess that does not matter one hoot), he started flailing his hands at the bee. Well, I know that this antagonized the bee and he started to run, sure enough, the bee flew faster. He must of outrun the bee or something because in a couple of minutes he turned around at me and smiled.
I smiled back. I told him he probably just simply smelled. I know this guy well enough that he did not take offence. But the funniest thing was, the next time he came over he was clean shave, washed hair and looked and smelled pretty good. Lessons learned?
Great day. Cindi