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.Know More
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
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 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 average lifespan of a bee depends upon the hive's activity when she is born, and is 40 days during the active season and five months if born the season before. Queen bees live an average of three years, and drones live until they mate or for 90 days.Full Answer >
To start keeping bees as a hobby or commercial venture, first gather as much information as possible and look up any city restrictions concerning keeping bee hives. Then, collect the necessary equipment and gear before purchasing the bees. Check them periodically for ailments or to see if they need feeding.Full Answer >