Hi all, looking for some expert advice on how to deter bees from invading my Los Angeles backyard without hurting them if possible.
There's apparently a hive nearby but I have no idea where, since it's a residential area and I can't go looking around for it. I have a large area of flat faux-rocks that water runs over whenever the pump's running, between the Jacuzzi and the pool (it's an ozone pool, thus barely chlorinated), and on sunny days I get a lot of bees hanging out where they can land and, I assume, drink the water right by the pool. As you can imagine, this is somewhat disconcerting to guests when there are 50-100 bees zooming around the yard constantly. I've only been stung once when I accidentally stepped on one, but I'd really like to keep them away.
Is there anything I can hang up, put in bowls, slather on the rocks, whatever? I'm open to anything at this point.
I really appreciate any suggestions.