Bees can clone themselves. I wondered if the lilac I smell is coming from all these bees? âMuch to our surprise, the bees are capable of â¦ Trained bees can identify explosives whose odors were masked by âlotions, underarm deodorants, and tobacco products,â Wingo says. If the bees don't have the correct odor of that particular hive they are expelled. Question: Do bees adopt the odor of the flowers they pollinate? Bees can relieve symptoms of arthritis and multiple sclerosis, detect cancer and kill HIV. However, they do have a sense of smell and they use it to communicate through pheromones or odor cues that bees send to each other. Insects don't have noses the way mammals do but that doesn't mean they don't smell things. An insect's acute sense of smell enables it to find mates, locate food, avoid predators, and even gather in â¦ The amazing smell of bees is nowadays used by the scientists to detect and track down explosives hidden by terrorists. The first hive smell would be during a nectar flow when you can smell honey hundreds of feet from the apiary, strong and sweet, probably the most conspicuous scent a hive can have. A pheromone is a chemical or mixture of chemicals that is released by an individual and affects the behavior or physiology of another individual of the same species. While honey bees don't need many taste buds, they do require an excellent sense of smell to detect chemical signals, such as pheromones, â¦ We donât have that flower in my yard but they are all around. Smell Bees "smell" many things. These watchers also smell the scent of the flower on the dancing beesâs hind end. 6. Insects are able to detect chemicals in the air using their antennae or other sense organs. Bees see the world quite differently from you or me. One difference is that bees have difficulty distinguishing red colors. Male bees have half a set of chromosomes. The new virgin queens produce a special odor called a sex pheromone to attract drones during the mating flight . Bees are better at math than you are. What is that Smell?â¦American Foulbrood! Drop for drop, bee toxin is more deadly than rattlesnake venom. 8. What do bees see? I ask because bees are out in force in my yard and there is this strong sort-of lilac smell. O nce you fall in love with honey bees, it is easy to characterize them as intelligent, practical, even prescient. Bees communicate through smell. These clues help the watching bees locate the correct flower patch outside the hive. Lots of different smells depending on where you are sniffing. 9. May 26, 2011 June 10, 2014 by Rob Snyder ... How does AFB spread? 7. The infection begins when spores are introduced to the hive. No, bees cannot smell fear. America Foulbrood is introduced to the hive by drifting bees from nearby colonies, infected equipment/tools, beekeepers and robbing. The prototype under trial is made up of a box device containing three trained bees built into a removable drawer. But in fact, honey bees do the things they do in response to pheromones. Guard bees sit or hover near the hive entrance and "smell" other bees trying to enter the hive. A person that is scared of a bee might perform more sudden movements which make the bee feel threatened. 10.