We love our treasured bees and this is not harmful to them. These are recipes meant to repel them only.
But we don’t like wasps.
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.