Mother Nature is around us so much, that sometimes we take it for granted. Sure, this year it rained a ton this spring and disrupted outdoor work, but the flowers loved it. Crocus came first, then daffodils brighten the yard. Normal enough, but then the honey bees moved into the window lintels again. We have caulked, used expanding foam, and even provided two bee hives courtesy of a nice keeper named Clayton Armstrong from near Paris (MO). He has been more than helpful and very informative. Alas, the bees have ignored the hives and multiplied in the windows. Clayton even used his best phernom attractant to no avail. It appears they are able to eat through the caulk to get back to their stored honey in the lentils. The cast metal lentels are hollow, so they creat a storage area that they like. Sometimes, when the weather is in the 90's, the bees move outside the lentil to cool off and the swarm can be seen in a cluster fanning their wings to creat a cooling breeze. We like them, but for over 60 years the bees have been making honey in the house and it has even seeped into the wallpaper on occasion. While steaming off the wallpaper in the receiving room, the oder of the ancient honey was evident. Previous owners from the 50's and 60's had warned me of the bee's persistance.