Anthony Planakis

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Flushing »

Tony Bees saved a large hive that had grown underneath a second-floor balcony.

Elmhurst »

Anthony Planakis and apiarist Larry Stone teamed up to remove 50,000 bees from an Elmhurst apartment.

Civic Center »

Anthony Planakis, 52, retired after 20 years corralling hornets and honeybees for the NYPD.

Fort Greene »

The bee swarm was found outside 267 Waverly Ave. on Friday.

Downtown Brooklyn »

The bees were humanely removed and will be transported to an apiary in upstate New York.

Corona »

The bees were taken away by the NYPD's resident beekeeper. 

Upper West Side »

Police moved the insects from the West 72nd Street tree.

Astoria »

Anthony Planakis, the NYPD's resident bee-catcher, estimates there were between 30,000 to 36,000 bees.

Midtown East »

The bees flew toward a tree behind the high-end department store's corporate office.

Borough Park »

An NYPD bee expert vacuumed up 15,000 bees Saturday, the second swam he'd seen in two weeks.

Bushwick »

The NYPD's bee specialist vacuumed the swarm and then sprayed the bees' tree with horse manure smoke.

Great Kills »

The NYPD's resident bee expert said the 15,000-bee swarm means more could be on the way.

New York City »

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Upper West Side »

Thousands of honey bees swarmed an Upper West Side garbage can