Tuesday, May 8, 2012
The great Astoria bee invasion
From DNA Info:
A quiet Astoria street was briefly shut down Friday by a huge swarm of bees.
The swarm contained two groups of bees, each with roughly 10,000 of the flying insects, officials said. One group buzzed out of their hive in a tree along 35th Street, while the second covered a decorative lion at the entrance gate to a home at 24-21 35th Street, near Astoria Blvd.
Police removed the bees, which will be taken to a hive in Connecticut.
Still, some residents were unsatisfied. They want the branch where the hive where the queen bee still lives to be cut down.