A bee swarm is a terrifying thing, but they can be avoided for the most part. While it is uncommon, being attacked by a bee swarm is still possible and you should know what to do if that does happen. Here are a few tips to avoid a bee swarm attack, as well as what to do if you do get attacked by bee swarms.
Bees are creatures of smell, so they will be able to smell you before they see you. This means that everything, even your breath, can alert bees to your presence. This means that if you see a potential bee swarm it may be beneficial to hold your breath and run. Always run away from bees when you see them as well as holding your breath can potentially give you a few extra seconds when running from bee swarms.
Bees love colors but are afraid of muted colors. Muted colors, like brown and gray, can remind bees of natural predators like bears. On the other hand, wearing primary colors might help turn bees on to your presence, because they are more similar to the colors of flowers.
If you do see a collection of bees crawling around a stump, corner, or anything else, run. Stay as far away from these bees as you can, because being near them increases the likelihood that they will be alerted to your presence, and attack.
If you do happen to get attacked by bee swarms, run away as fast as possible. Bee swarms will follow, but they might give up if you get far enough. When running do not swat at bees or attempt to fight back because bees will always win. Do not jump in water, because bees will wait for you to resurface.
While bee swarms can be scary, your best bet is to stay far away. Don’t mess with bees, and they won’t mess with you.