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I live isolated out in the boondocks in Aridzona and presently have a quanity of bees coming to get water from my dogs watering dishes . Not wanting to see a problem with my dogs possibly causing a confrontation with the bees , is there any suggestion by you beekeepers types as to how to discourage bees from visiting ?
I read your post differently - looks like you do not have a hive, you have dogs whose dish is being raided. Once bees find a location they like - they tell the others and they come to that spot.
So, you could move the dog dish to a very different location. You may choose to leave a bowl for the bees - to keep the dogs safe - elevate it off the ground, perhaps a small bird bath in the bee drinking location. Then the bees will not go looking for a source of water and find the new dog bowl location.