Smells that bees typically hate
I plan on conducting my two week inspection after I get off of work today. I did my best to plan ahead and I went so far as to apply "unscented" deodorant this morning and did not apply any aftershave or cologne. I figured that the smell of Irish Spring and Dove shampoo would have faded sufficiently by this afternoon. However, just before I was planning on leaving work, I realized I hadn't cleaned my gun since my last day at the range, so without thinking, I just cleaned it. So now I smell strongly of gun oil. I will still conduct my inspection as planned, but I think I might be more noticeable to my bees now.
My question for the more experienced beeks is whether there are obvious smells that bees notice and disagree with or if the "no strong smells cause bees hate it" rule is more of a philosophy or myth or something?
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Zone 5b - Utah - Elevation 4,300 ft