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Bees, don't make me shake this pagan goddess at you!
Here is the original swarm. Looks like a 4-5 pounder. Amazing!!!! The reason that the pagan goddess is needed is because these little rascals didn't like the hive. They keep swarming out of the box. We have all the bee lures known to mankind in the box. We have sugar water, honey comb, pure honey poured in the box and lemongrass essence sprayed on the hive body. The hive is named Canada and maybe they don't like Canada. Everybody likes Canada. You can't take your guns there.... maybe that's the reason.