I stand corrected. Arnold Byline: Rebecca Jones Denver Rocky Mountain News Staff Writer Do bees smell? When you wear perfume, they congregate around you. - Daniel Garcia, Denver Bees, like many insects, have a remarkable sense of smell, says University of Wyoming entomologist Jim Wangberg. ``They can detect many, many odors that are not detectable to humans,'' he says. ``And there are certain kinds of odors they are best adapted to detect, like the odor of their food source - flowers, pollen and nectar.'' You'll forgive a bee that gets confused by Jungle Gardenia. Bees have no noses, by the way. They smell through antennae. In addition to smelling flowers, bees are good at detecting each other's odor, Wangberg says. ``They recognize hivemates,'' he says. ``If you don't belong to the hive, you won't be allowed in. And in the pitch blackness of a hive, where vision can play no role, the bees communicate all kinds of things through odors.''