According to She Knows, tea tree oil and baby powder are both effective bee repellents. Do It Yourself recommends placing bitter cucumber peels where bees are problematic to drive them away.Continue Reading
Do It Yourself states that spraying a bee with a mixture of water and a mild detergent will drive the bee away without killing it. Spreading cinnamon near a beehive every day for a week may cause them to move their colony.
Bees find the scent of peppermint to be unpleasant, so planting peppermint plants can be an excellent way to keep them away. Garlic, vanilla extract and diluted baby oil are also effective for repelling bees without harming them.Learn more about Stinging Insects
Many animals, such as skunks, badgers, hedgehogs, fox, minks, weasels, bear and mice, eat bees, as do several types of birds and many insects. However, there is no mammal that specifically preys on bees.Full Answer >
Bees feed on pollen, honey and a sugary liquid called nectar. All larvae eat royal jelly, a super-nutritional substance that is produced by the hypopharyngeal gland of mature worker bees, and bee bread, which is a honey and pollen mix.Full Answer >
The main cause of honey bees being endangered are parasites, including tracheal and varroa mites that were introduced into North America in the 1980s. These parasites cause diseases that can be harmful to the bees' colonies, such as a disease that causes newly raised bees to emerge with malformed wings and the inability to fly.Full Answer >
Bees are very important because they are the leading pollinators in the world. Humans depend on pollinators to help produce food crops. These pollinated crops contribute to one-third of the world’s food supply, according to Nature.com.Full Answer >