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  1. #1
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    Default Bee Pied Piper

    Why do my girls follow me around, they come to my porch looking for me daily and at times I am covered with them buzzing and landing on me. My girls are Italian Bees and very gentle.

  2. #2
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Bee Pied Piper

    Welcome to Beesource!

    As to why bees may follow you, you haven't provided any details as to your hive or feeding practices, if any.

    It could be that the bees are attracted by smell, perhaps from a shampoo or perfume that you might be using.
    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 12-05-2013 at 07:06 AM. Reason: typo
    Graham
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    Default Re: Bee Pied Piper

    I second the scent attractant. Some shampoo's and conditioners are heavily scented with a floral scent.
    Just for the heck of it, grab a bar of unscented soap from a sporting goods store and try that from head to toe. Refrain from using perfume (cologne) or even deodorant and see if they follow you then.

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    Default Re: Bee Pied Piper

    Bees are particularly attracted to "lemon" scent. Are you using anything with a citrus aroma? Perfumes, lotions, fabric softeners?
    To everything there is a season....

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