While many people like to encourage bees to come to their outdoor space, plenty of others prefer to keep them away.

Whether you’re allergic or simply don’t like insects, knowing the best prevention methods can help keep your space bug free.

Here are 7 tips for how to keep bees away from a balcony. They all use natural products, but be aware that some still aren’t safe to use around pets and kids.

Reconsider What You Grow

Bees are pollinators, and one of the easiest ways to attract them is with brightly colored flowers. So, if we want to keep them away, we must do the opposite.

Tidy Your Balcony

Some bee species live alone and don’t build nests. An easy way to avoid them moving into your balcony is to keep it clutter-free.

Use Essential Oils

Citronella candles are a good option, as is peppermint oil. Other options include thyme, fennel, or lemongrass oil.

Try Other Natural Repellents

You’re almost spoiled for choice with the number of natural repellents you can use to deter bees. Along with essential oils, the following can help: - Vinegar  - Cinnamon - Garlic - Chilis

Grow Cucumber Plants

Although cucumber plants flower, their smells repels bees, both during growth and flowering cycles. Luckily, you don’t need bees to pollinate them, as you can do it by hand.

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