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I'm told by beekeepers that they wear white overalls because the natural predators of beehives are brown - bears, honey badgers, and the like - and they instinctively attack any large brown creature that approaches them.It seems to extend to all dark colours. I used to wear navy trousers when I first started and would get lots of stings in the material, none in the cream top. Because their sensitivity is shifted over to uv compared to humans, they see any red as black so beware.
Guard bees will also check out any movement near the nest as will wasps and hornets, rapid movement is seen as a threat.