Friday, August 24, 2012
To bee or not to bee
From CBS New York:
Members of the New York City Beekeepers Association sealed up some 3 million bees in 45 hives at a home in Queens Wednesday night.
The bees apparently belong to a restaurant owner, who was a beekeeper in China. They were kept in a 20 by 20 space in his Corona driveway on 111th Street.
One member of the Beekeeper’s Association said the bees would be sealed and moved within the next few days. It’s not clear where they will be transported. If they stay sealed in the hives, they will die.
The city’s Health Department and police were also previously been at the scene, according to neighbors.
On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene may have also cited and fined the owner — who was not home at the time the bees were sealed up Wednesday night.
People who live nearby said they had grown fed up with all the neighborhood buzz. They said the bees have, at times, attacked by swarms.
While it is legal to keep bees in the city, they are supposed to be registered with the Health Department.