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    Default Do blondes have more fun?

    I have long dark hair about the color of a bear, and the bees can't stand it. I can't get to close to a hive without bees getting in my hair around my neck. Once they get tangled up in my hair they won't stop until they find some meat, and drive one in my neck. I have noticed that people with lighter color, or gray hair, don't seem to have the same problem. Has anyone else noticed this?
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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    I don't think it is your hair color, I think it is your shampoo/conditioner. I switched to Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine conditioner a couple weeks ago and got dive bombed 3 times just working 25 ft. from my hives. It was the first and last day I used it, and the only time it happened. It does have fruit extracts in it, although it doesn't specify banana like I suspected. But I'm sure it was the problem. Try switching to a different one and see if it helps. BTW I have light silver blonde very curly hair so if they get trapped, they do burrow in and sting. If it is your neck they are going after, it might be your soap. Or any other fragrance on your skin, hair, clothes, etc.
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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    I have shaggy snowboard/surfer hair and don't necessarily notice my bees attacking me, but if they do get near my head they usually get trapped by the hair...this makes them angry and I too have gotten stung from them due to this. I also how brown hair but am curious if blonde hair would be the same story as well.

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    Wish I had hair.

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Quiney WI View Post
    Wish I had hair.
    LOL me too Adrian. Slick headed here, darn genes. But since it all fell out I haven't been late to anywhere yet, lol.

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    I was not payign attention the other day when I went out to take a quick look in one of my hives. I was wearing a dark brown fleece shirt. I felt so appreciated that so many of my bees where coming out to great me. until realized they where not so pleased. Then I notice what I was wearing. They did not sting me but they sure had a lot of interest in what I was.
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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    I will see if my gray angers them when girls arrive next month.

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    Haa, ha! You folks are funny. I have short black hair with some grey in it. They don't seem
    to bother me except to chase me away when they are mad. Mad bees!
    I think it is the one hive smell that I work on without changing clothes that the second hive
    bees like to chase me away and will not hesitate to sting if I don't leave their area. So second hive
    got the mad bees smelling the first one on me. I wonder if you have the same issue here.

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    I switched to Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine

    Italian bees,,,,,,,French products,,,,,,,hhuummm

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    Shampooo emphisis on poooo..... Hair color is a factor.... dark spots are targets to bees.... Most experts think its something to do with bears. My goatee is a huge target. most get me there.

    BUT being blonde wont solve the problem of tangled bees....

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcharlie View Post

    BUT being blonde wont solve the problem of tangled bees....
    Wearing a hat/veil and keeping all the hair inside probably would, though?

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    Default Re: Do blondes have more fun?

    Gmcaharlie I don't doubt that. When I got my first nucs I went to the guys bee yard to watch and learn. I bought a nice pair of tight fitting black gloves and the bees tore them up. It didn't take long to realize i made a mistake. I had to spend the rest of the day with my hands behind my back.

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