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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 »

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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 »

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To repel bees, cover any sweet scents on yourself such as perfume or lotion. Hide food scents with cloves, mint or even a pot of marigolds. Avoid using floral patterns on clothing or outdoor furniture, as bees are also a... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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Italian bees are a subspecies of Apis mellifera ligustica. Very popular with beekeepers, they are the most commonly sold honey bee globally. The bees originally come from the Italian peninsula. More »

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