Not the birds.
Did you know?
If it's HOT out, and there is no access to water - bird baths or puddles - they will find that which humans don't think about.
Try a cushy rug on the deck near a pool.
If that water doesn't dry up and if it never dries up due to the nature of the rug and the in and out of the swimmers, guess what?
Bees will come.
Looking for moisture in a most convenient location.
Convenient for them, not us humans.
Don't blame the bees.
Don't curse them and walk around in affronted belief that they're doing this to you on purpose.
They are trying to survive.
If you can't give them their own water space, be prepared to share.
If there is a beekeeper in the area, be undertanding.
Nature is Nature.
The beekeeper cannot control where the bees fly.
YOU can control your draw as the bees savior.
A light coating of vineger in the saturated fibers should disgust the bees enough for the returning scouters to do their "direction dance" and indicate that the Hot Happenin' Place is now a No Go.
Poison is not necessary. Neither is profanity. (except when you get stung)
Bee a good neighbor to the Bee, natures pollinator and provider of sweet stuff.