I am allergic to bees but have a massive Cuphea plant in my garden, which I love. Is there anything I can spray on it to keep the bees away without damaging the plant?
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No, you cannot simply spray something to deter the bees. Keep in mind that these creatures are actually a welcome addition--they're very important pollinators. They are simply doing what bees do, pollinating plants---of which those beautiful blooms you like would not be without them. If you're concerned with bee stings, I would recommend moving the plant to another location, one that is not a high traffic area, where it can still be enjoyed but at a safe distance.