Foods/drinks to avoid before inspecting?

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I'm wondering if anyone has experience of the smell of particular foods and drinks on the breath upsetting the bees? I've had more veil-bangers than usual recently & wonder if it's a factor (coffee).
I know pear drops is a bad idea as the flavouring mimics the alarm pheromone!!
Anything else people have noticed upsets them?
 

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I think a lot depends on your bees, I’ve never had to consider what I should or shouldn’t eat!
 

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Not food or drink (hopefully), but I swim a fair bit, to the point where you just can't get rid of the faint aroma of chlorine and I have been wondering if they take exception to that.

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Avoid smelling of honey. 😉 Don't inspect after applying lemongrass oil to you bait hive.
 
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I have found that the style of veil with the round broad brimmed hat and corresponding sort of “saucer” part below the veil directs one’s breath towards the comb: there is sometimes a transient flurry of wings on the comb as I breathe out. Have changed to a fencing style and it doesn’t happen now with normal breathing.
 

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