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.


KG2V said...

The queen no longer lives there - the Queen swarms WITH the hive. Now the old hive (with the old queen) MAY still be in a local tree, but

Anonymous said...

Hipsters and their retarded urban rooftop bee hives in Astoria.

Something like this happened in lower manhattan recently, like 3 weeks ago.

Anonymous said...

I guess it was true - everyone does want to hang out in Astoria.