So my neighbours are all bee keepers and our orchard is swarming with bees. There are the Stingless bees, the Black and White Carpenter Bees and then there are the dark European honey bees. The latter have lately become quite aggressive towards me and I'm looking for factors that provoke them.
I'm dealing with house cleaning 50% of the time and I'm constantly using various types of detergents but being a green cleaning supporter, I only use lemon, baking soda, vinegar and such. I've heard bees tend to get annoyed by sweet odours so I avoid that as much as possible but they keep getting tangled in my hair.
One even chased me on a 300-meter speed run around the garden. It finally got distracted by a nearby hung jacket so I was able to escape. When I finally got out of my hiding place it quickly sensed me and tried to attack again.
I avoid messing around with the flowers while there are bees around and usually keep my hair on a tight bun so I'm sure the fellows don't get stuck in my hair by accident.
I wonder what's the reason behind their random attacks?
Wild bees: There's also a wild bumble bee hive ( currently around 5 bees constantly buzzing around the spot ) trying to nest under our staircase right next to our outdoor dining area but they never attacked us even when they got provoked. How can we make sure the hive doesn't nest under our staircase, they manage to get in the hole no matter how well we seal it and they are circling around it all day even if it's well sealed. Is there any smell or chemical that can make up their mind about leaving the place?