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We have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience. My wife had put a hair roller cage next to one of our hives. For some reason, the hive decided that the black hair scrunchie attached to it was a threat and attacked it. The scunchie has at least ten bee stingers in it. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any ideas what might have provoked the hive?

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perfume, hair spray, other bees scent, alarm pheromone on her hand when she put the cage down???

The first sting set the ball rolling and other bees would have followed suite because of the alarm pheromone.

no telling really
 

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black color
 

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I have seen it with cell phone cases. Guy was photographing the hive, and shows a picture after the fact, where they had gone crazy on the black cell phone case and it was so covered in stingers you couldn't see the color of the case through them.
 

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This is interesting, I did not know bees did not like black stuff
 

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think big black noses, lips, and areas around the eyes

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perfume, hair spray, other bees scent, alarm pheromone on her hand when she put the cage down???

The first sting set the ball rolling and other bees would have followed suite because of the alarm pheromone.

no telling really
I was also thinking some sort of shampoo or something like that. Was it a brand new hair tie or was it used? I have seen and heard of bees reacting to floral and peppermint shampoo's, so that scent ending up in a used hair tie is an easy jump.
 

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We have a bit of a mystery and I wonder if anyone else has had a similar experience. My wife had put a hair roller cage next to one of our hives. For some reason, the hive decided that the black hair scrunchie attached to it was a threat and attacked it. The scunchie has at least ten bee stingers in it. Has anyone had a similar experience? Any ideas what might have provoked the hive?

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Yes! In my hair, it doesn’t matter what color the scrunching is, the bees attack it. I use nothing in my hair.
 
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