Re: Plants that bees don't like
Oleanders. I've only seen a bee on Oleanders once, and it was not on the bloom. I believe I've heard that Oleanders are poisonous. I think it was just resting (the bee). That said, plants that would repel bees are a little different than plants that bees don't go to. I don't know of any plants that will actually repel bees, but then, sometimes I don't know very much! Oh, and come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen any bugs on Oleanders, not that I can recall. I've got beehives within 6 feet of Oleander now, and there is never a bee on the plants.
20+ years, raise my own queens, feed when needed. I treat, but have not perfected varroa management yet.