Plants do not repel bees because of the dependent relationship between plants and bees. Plants are designed to attract bees. Bees are necessary to pollinate plants to ensure that new plants continue to grow. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

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. More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

The most common ingredient in many mosquito repellents comes from citronella. A large clumping grass that grows up to 6 feet tall, citronella is a perennial plant that can be grown in large pots or raised planter beds. I... More » Home & Garden Pest Control Invasive Insects
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Bees play a critical role in the life cycle of plants by pollinating them. Michigan State University explains that pollination occurs when pollen from the male part of the plant fertilizes the female part of the plant. B... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

Flowering plants that provide nectar, pollen or both attract bees, according to the UC Berkeley Urban Bee Lab. Bees prefer a single plant type in large patches of at least 10 square feet, since this allows bees to remain... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

Good plants for attracting honeybees include common yarrow, pale purple coneflowers, sunflowers and goldenrods. Honeybees love the miniature daisy flowers that the common yarrow produces. Bees enjoy the pale purple conef... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects

Bees generally mate at a collective mating site while flying in midair. The female bees typically mate with several male bees to collect all the sperm needed to last their entire lifetime. Male honeybees and some other s... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Stinging Insects