A few years ago I heard a girl say just a couple words as a Segulah to repel some hornet bothering her (and it actually worked).

I'm pretty sure this wasn't something she made up, as I've heard this Segulah before. IIRC, it's about 2 or 3 words tops.

And it might be linked to a discussion in the Talmud talking about the 10 Miracles that happened in the Beit HaMikdash, as one of which was that there were no flies or other bugs flying around despite all the sacrifices going on.

So by any chance, does anyone remember about this Segula? Thanks in advance for your kind help!

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    It might have to do with the Mishnah that says that "no fly was seen in the slaughterhouse" (Avos 5:5)
    – Shmuel
    Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 17:57
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    The best segulo is to ask Hashem to get rid of them Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 17:57
  • Might also be interesting: וגם את הצרעה. מלמד שהצרעה עברה עמהם בירדן, וכל אותם אורבים שהיו מטמינים עצמם במערות כדי להרוג, היתה הצרעה נכנסת לשם ומכה אותם בעיניהם והיו מתים:
    – Shmuel
    Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 18:10
  • Also, maybe it is in the sefer סגולות ישראל by ליפשיץ, שבתי בן יעקב יצחק?
    – Shmuel
    Commented Aug 16, 2023 at 18:17
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    @Grapefruit : THIS iS IT ! Gosh thank G.od, and thank you so so much — exactly the one I heard as well. PS: Love Ramat Shlomo, amazing neighborhood to live in B’H!
    – Zacchino
    Commented Apr 5 at 5:33

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Rav Shraga Kallus (16:00) said in passing that in order to keep bees away, he has a mesorah from the heim to say, "bee bee gei avek ich bin a kin frum avraham avinu."

  • Nice find. Interesting why telling this would serve as a segulah.
    – Shmuel
    Commented Aug 27, 2023 at 14:20
  • Thanks for this gem! That sounds closer to what I've heard actually... But who's the "Heim" ?
    – Zacchino
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 3:44
  • @Zacchino Rav Kallus is from New York, so he may be referring to "word on the streets of New York."
    – NJM
    Commented Sep 3, 2023 at 4:56
  • Got it. And thanks again! Wait, is that segulah in Yiddish? Cuz there’s a couple words I don’t get if it’s in Hebrew or Aramaic…
    – Zacchino
    Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 5:52
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    @Zacchino Yes, this is mostly Yiddish - loosely translated as, "Bee, bee, go away, I am a descendant of Avraham Avinu."
    – NJM
    Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 19:39

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