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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 11
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Wasps and bees don’t like strong-smelling herbs like mint. THEY HATE PEPPERMINT OIL.

Here are truly four effective bee repellents.


1. Peppermint mixture:

Combine equal parts of peppermint essential oil and water in a dish.

Rub a very small amount on your hair, arms, wrists and ankles or socks.

Do not to apply undiluted active ingredients to your skin. Do a skin test for irritation before applying.

2. Spicy spray:

Boil 2 or 3 cups of water

Add 2 chopped spicy chili peppers.

Boil for 2 minutes and turn off heat.

Let the mixture set and cool for 30 minutes.

Strain in a spray bottle.

Spray the spicy solution at bees to repel them and if they wander in your house.

3. Soapy peppermint oil spray:

Mix 1 cup unscented baby shampoo and 1o drops of peppermint essential oil.

Fill a spray bottle with the mixture and spray on areas and surfaces where you wish to repel bees and wasps.

4. Cinnamon powder:

Spreading cinnamon powder near beehives will make the bees move their colony somewhere else. Do this daily for at least 14 days for long-term results.

Note: Plant MINT, as wasps do not like mint plants. Planting mint around your house will create a protective field.

All these remedies work to repel wasps too.

We recommend Mountain Rose Herbs as a reputable source for essential oils and the cinnamon.

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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: / Knowledgeable
Post # 12
If the "bees" have no fuzz but instead look shiny, they are wasps, which are bee killers. I personally have no qualms killing wasps because they mutilated the quiet little honey bee hive on my property two years ago.
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Re: Bee infestation, help!
By: / Novice
Post # 13
Thanks, White. Your info is great!
And Brysing, no, I don't know much about bees, other than the Africanized ones came to Arizona years ago. I got thanked for reporting them. They even killed a horse out here! And going into water doesn't help. They will wait. lol
MaidenCrow, I would leave it to the pros to fix your problem, unless you want to get stung. If they already have a hive, it needs moved or destroyed; moved being preferable.
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