I have not tried this, but read somewhere that rubbing a regular Bounce softener sheet on your skin would repel the bees and wasps. I guess it's worth a try. I've also heard that spraying regular Listerine around an area would keep mosquitos away, but don't know about the stinging critters. Bounce would smell better! Perhaps you could find more ideas online. I do know that perfume, hairspray, and even scented shampoo can attract them, though, so be sure not to use those things when you'll be outside and possibly near bees and wasps. Good luck!