NYPD beekeeper removes swarm of 10k bees from Times Square

The NYPD beekeeping team is all the buzz lately after it removed multiple swarms from Times Square


By Joseph Ostapiuk
Staten Island Advance, N.Y.

NEW YORK, N.Y. — An NYPD beekeeper removed a swarm of 10,000 bees from a Times Square recycling receptacle Tuesday, just a couple weeks after another smaller swarm was removed from the same area.

NYPD Officer Darren Mays safely removed the swarm, which managed to overtake the trash container — with bees even slipping into an open Pepsi can, according to a tweet from the NYPD.

The bees were safely relocated, the department said.

Two weeks ago, Mays responded to Times Square and removed and relocated a smaller swarm of about 25,000 bees, said the NYPD.

Those bees were transferred to the Hudson Valley, "where they will live out the rest of their lives," the NYPD Bees account said on Twitter.

"The @NYPDTimesSquare bees are alive and doing well," the account wrote regarding the smaller swarm. "They're adapting to their new environment quite well."

 

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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