Natural Bee Repellent Explained
If you're looking for bee repellent of the natural variety, a little creativity and know-how can go a long way. Some manufactured insect repellents may contain harmful chemicals that nobody particularly enjoys breathing. Others may not want to harm the insects, but rather keep them out of their house or yard.
The first step in safeguarding your home from bees the natural way is it to remove any garbage or junk from your yard. This includes piles of wood or broken down old cars. A clean yard is the first step in avoiding infestation.
Natural bee repellents, including certain herbal insect repellents like those from Burt's Bees, can be found in retail stores. Homemade recipes work as good repellents as well, although some seem to work better than others.
Certain essential oils work as repellents when diluted with alcohol or with a carrier oil. Some examples of carrier oils include olive oil, sunflower oil and other cooking oils. The essential oil that works best as a repellent against bees is orange oil, but to create a more universal repellent you can combine several essential oils like cinnamon oil and citronella oil.
The formula should consist of roughly 1 part natural oil and 10 parts carrier oil. Rub this on your skin or clothes while avoiding the eyes and you're good to go.