DIY natural wasp and bee repellent

DIY natural wasp and bee repellent

  • 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.
  • Directions:
  • 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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  1. I used peppermint essential oil mixed with water. Sprayed at a couple of wasps. Both promptly buzzed off.

  2. Huw Davies says:

    I’m sat here looking at a bee flying in and out of my peppermint and applemint plants! Doesn’t seem deterred at all. I was searching to see if bees were attracted to mint so am a bit surprised to find the opposite!

  3. David Young says:

    I don’t know about mint or the combination of mint and lemon grass shown above but myself and other beekeepers use lemon grass oil to attract a swarm of bees into a hive trap. They love it! Do a quick search on any of the honeybee forums.

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