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Are any colognes known to attract bees? Worse yet, anger them? A scent is a stimulus for bees, so I was just wondering.
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:( ...Oh no ! I guess I'll have to go back to bathing again in order to smell good...Thanks, Iddee
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People come to our bee workshops every month with everything in the world on, and sometimes very little. The perfume and deodorant does not bother the bees. It is another old wives tale! There is one perfume. I believe it is Chanel Number 5 that is made with bee venom, or use to be. I would avoid that around the hive. Colors do not rile them up either. See the variety at our workshops?
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might be an old wives tale but I would suggest most new bee keepers avoid any flowery smelling perfume and most especially anything with alcohol as a base.

if you doubt this take out you average marks a lot pen and after doing some minor manipulation remove the cap and write a couple of lines anywhere near the front entry to the hive.

and yes LtlWillie there are various scent that attrack (flowery perfumes added to hot tub come first to my mind), repel (fisher bee quick anyone) and anger bees (sometime I think body odor and sweat do this here but with out a doubt the smell of a skunk would do the same).
 

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Strange.... I have never heard of fisher bee quick. I have not been around bees like this right now, in a while..Does it really work and who sells it?...At least it sounds interesting to me.
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Thanks again, iddee. I appreciate it ,and I'll probably buy it soon...I'm putting off harvesting until the Russian olive bloom is over...If I get a good showing from it, I'll have honey to take. As it is, I might get 3-4 supers, and that's all.
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