I had a number of ya'll ask many questions about the bee repellent that I showed in the last post so I thought I'd put up the info from the website I bought the stuff from. You can go HERE to read all about the stuff. I think they do a good job explaining the product. They are very clear that it is NOT an insecticide. It will not kill the bees and if you already have an infestation you may need to use something else first. This stuff is solely a repellent.
I can tell you from my experience that the smell does fade somewhat so it's not like a strong overpowering odor all the time. Because it's natural oils I think the faded odor smells kinda nice actually. Also, it did not change the finish of the stain that I mixed it in. I even touched up some spots on previously painted trim and I couldn't tell any difference in the sheen or anything when it dried. I have not tried mixing it in water and spraying it on yet but I will tell you about that when I do. I may actually mix it in water and spray the deck because it does really seem to repel ANY bug. It seems that there are not as many flies and skeeters around the areas I have been working.