A swarm of bees cause a buzz in New York City’s Times Square
By: A.C. Allen, Xiro Xone News August 29, 2018 Updated: 1:16 PM PT
New York’s Times Square became Bee square when a swarm of honeybees descended on a Hot Dog on Tuesday afternoon, causing a buzz in the world famous tourist destination.
The bees gathered around on top of the hot dog stand’s landed umbrella. NYPD cordoned off the area around the stand.
Officer Michael Lauriano of the New York City Police Department’s beekeeping unit took about an hour to collect the 25,000 bees with a special vacuum to safely remove the insects where they were later released to a new hive in Staten Island. There were no reports of injuries at the scene.
On their official Twitter @NYPDBees said the bees may have left their hive due to the intense heat by this week's extremely humid weather. "With the heat humidity today, they swarmed because of the hive was overcrowded and they were unable to keep cool. That was a full colony swarm from the looks of it. Lot of bees," they wrote.
Social media was a buzz at the sight of the bees as well as the NYPD beekeepers.