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Why do bee's like me?(4 posts)

Why do bee's like me?Caadrider
Jan 31, 2004 10:34 PM
Every ride over the past few weeks ive had bees fly into my helmet. Its a white Bell. Its summer here in New Zealand. Has Bell added a bug attracting agent to thier helmets?
re: Why do bee's like me?pbraun
Feb 1, 2004 8:43 AM
Do you eat bananas? I read on the bottom of a snapple drink cap (they have obscure facts on the bottle caps) that bees are attracted to people after they eat bananas. Don't ask me why, but they can smell something I guess
re: Why do bee's like me?BaadDawg
Feb 1, 2004 1:47 PM
I am hitting wasps pretty regularly here in Ottawa (Canada). You can hear them hitting the helmet, or your body (at biking speeds, not while stopped).

Last year near the end of the season I hit one near my eye and instantly felt a sting. It was right in the corner of my eye almost behind the frame for my sunglasses.

I was a bit worried a bout getting a bad reaction, expecially with about 20 kms left in the ride to get home and with my heart pumping hard.

By the time I got home it wasnt too bad. Funny enough it got to be more of an annoyance a few days later. All in all it wasn't too bad. The bugger hit me and stung me almost instantly. Must of been going 30kms per hour at the time too.
re: Why do bee's like me?aliensporebomb
Feb 2, 2004 5:47 AM
Could it be your jersey with a big flower on it and your yellow and black striped bike and bike bell which is a
sample of bees buzzing the "food available" call? Maybe
not.....