Do bees respond negatively to human scents and hormones ?
So I checked my hive to verify they didn’t need an emergency feeding. First time the hive had been opened since late October. When I lifted the lid I was swarmed immediately….the bees were very aggressive. I had been playing basketball for about 3 hours and was really sweaty. Do human hormones or smells provoke the bees ? I feel they have done this before one time doing a hive inspection after a bunch of lawnwork.