You want to sun bathe?
You want to swim in the pool?
You want to sit outside and read book?
And then some more.....
You figured it out.....these guys have invaded Illinois.
They are about 1/4” long and will hover and land on you. They are not bees. The easiest identifier is that they only have one wing on each side and bees have two wings per side. They cannot sting or bite although while they are licking you, you can feel it and you might think you are about to be stung, but they are after your sweat, (hence why they are also called sweat bees). They are actually syrphid flies which is a term that includes a lot of flies. They feed on the same things as bees, pollen and nectar. These flies are pollinators and their larvae feed on dead organic matter. The larvae are predators of aphids. Birds and dragonflies like to catch them. It is useless to attempt to reduce their numbers. Bug spray usually doesn’t keep them off. They will only disappear when the first frost hits.
But I don't want to wait for the first frost. Actually, I don't want any frost at all! I guess I will have to just enjoy their presence.