What scent keeps away bees? Bees also have a distaste for lavender oil, citronella oil, olive oil, vegetable oil, lemon, and lime. These are all topical defenses you can add to your skin to keep bees away. Unlike other flying insects, bees are not attracted to the scent of humans; they are just curious by nature.
Why are bees flying around my porch? Why Are Bees Coming to Visit? During the ‘swarming’ season, bee populations start to reproduce. Because of this growth in the colony, they branch out to make new colonies. These bee swarms migrate together—their new queen resting nearby while a scout bees check the surrounding area for an ideal place to nest.
How do I make bees go away? Pennyroyal, neem, mint, cloves, eucalyptus, and citronella all have strong smells that deter bees. Red germaniums and red marigolds are among the few bee repellent plants that produce flowers. Bees do not see the color red and will flock to these flowers, thinking that they have pollen.
How do you keep bees away from sitting outside?
- Make a Mixture. Take a banana peel, cut it into thin strips then insert the strips into an empty 2 liter bottle.
- Mothballs. This is another effective repellent for bees.
- Keep Food Separate.
- Keep Food Covered and Sealed.
- Mint Leaves.
- Avoid Bright Colors.