well sometimes I put out apple cider vinegar for fruit flies... seems to work, never tried honey though, seems like that would just attract ants.
heehee, funny when you think about some sayings that dont make sense. just a guess: back when there were house flies you wanted to catch them and swat them dead so they would stop bugging you.
yeah, flies are often more attracted to foul smells
the saying is bees...
I've NO interest...in catching Any flies. (just swatting them; IF they bother me.)