Hi, I got my first bees late last spring. Everything went well last year, however, as the bees have started flying this spring they have decided to fly in to my wife’s hair. I can stand next to the hive without issue. It is located about 50m from the house, next to our horses paddock - facing away from the house. It happened two days ago when my wife was in the horses field - I hoped it was a one off but it happened again yesterday in the garden. Is my only option to move the hive further away? Thanks, Harry
Leave the bees and shave her head
It’s fair to say that she is a little ‘waspy’ about the situation…
Change her hair shampoo and conditioner to a non scented brand. What she is presently using is attracting the bees. No perfume in any way is the fix.
I wonder if it’s a co-incidence that your wife happened to be in the bee’s flight path & the bees accidentally got trapped in her hair. Did the bees show any aggression?
I remember the episode with Lysa, we were about 75 meters from the hive when one got in her hair and put her thru hell, she later said she used a rose fragrance shampoo and conditioner. We had been chatting there for about 5 minutes so it wasn’t a guard bee attack in my opinion. I figure it was a bee that picked up the smell of roses and decided to check it out. But when it got tangled in her hair the result was the same.
The bees weren’t aggressive and didn’t sting, but tricky to get out.
Buy a Lotto ticket mate, Lysa went into cardiac arrest after the one sting, she had been my off-sider for many months helping me and learning bee keeping and we had no idea that she would have such a reaction, she had the odd sting previously but apart from the cussing there was no reaction.