Now that swimming season is fully upon us, I'm noticing that we have lots of bees around the pool. By lots, I don't mean a swarm, but somewhere around 10 or 12 buzzing around the waterfall and the perimeter. I'm allergic to bee stings, so anything more than 1 bee far away seems like a lot. I know there are no hives on our property--I've checked. Most likely, they live out in the desert behind us, so I'm pretty sure moving the hive won't be an option.
Is there anything that can be used to deter them from coming around, or to lure them to another spot, or even to trap them? I'd rather not have to use something to kill them, but it may be a "me or them" situation.
I'm going to talk to my doctor about an Epi pen, and I think I'll get some water shoes with rubber soles that I can wear into the pool to avoid inadvertently stepping on one when I'm getting in and out of the pool. Other suggestions?