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What Colors Are Bees Attracted To?

What colors are bees attracted to? Many would say that they didn’t know bees had a preference for any color. Really, what could what you wear be of interest to a bee? Based on the color you are wearing, you could be seen as a flower or a predator. If you’re lucky enough, you won’t be wearing the colors that would identify you as either. This means the threat of them coming near you is minimized.

What you may not realize is that many insects and animals have complicated eyesight. What they see is quite different than what we see. Bees are often confused about what they actually see and therefore they fly are drawn to the wrong things.

What Are Bees Attracted To?

Some people like the smell of flowers and that is why they buy perfumes that smell like flowers. Now if you do not want to attract bees we wouldn’t advise you to do this. In fact, we would suggest that you avoid this altogether. Their eyes created to identify the colors of flowers. The brighter it is the more drawn to it they are. The same is true with regard to the clothes that you wear.

If you are wearing bright clothes, you could easily be mistaken for a flower. If you use a laundry detergent with UV brightener, beware; you are almost certain to attract any bees that are around. We would recommend that you keep your clothing light and matted, pale colors.

The Colors That Make A Bee Attack

You might be interested in knowing that the most aggressive colors that a bee sees is black and red. To them, dark colors are seen as natural predators like the ones they may come in contact with on a regular basis, such as skunks. Although they may not attack immediately, they will be on the defense. This means that even the slightest motion could set them in motion.

What is even more interesting is that the bees will usually attack areas of your cuff or collar because they see these as a weak spot. On the predator these would be the area around their eyes or any other place on them that a bee knows they can easily take advantage of.

The Colors That Repel Bees

Our exterminators at Rest Easy Pest Control New York City are unable to tell you with certainty that there is a specific color that repels bees. We can, however, tell you the colors they are less likely to be drawn to. This would include lighter shades of any color but especially pale colors. These will almost make you invisible to bees.

If this is exactly how you want to appear because you know the area you’ll be in has lots of bees, just wear white. This is the safest color to wear; you’ll be virtually invisible to bees and wasps. This you will notice beekeepers wearing white when they are around the bees.

Just because you have never had an issue with bees before doesn’t mean that you never will. We hope that this information will come in handy so that when you notice a problem with bees, you’ll revert back to this information.

Remember if you do not want to become a target for them don’t wear red and black, as you will be seen as a predator. You can avoid an attack of bees if you know what colors to avoid and how to act around them. If you have a beehive near your home, contact Rest Easy Pest Control today!