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Fort Greene »

Massive Fort Greene Bee Swarm Doused With Sugar Water and Run Over

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

Downtown Brooklyn »

Thousands of Bees Removed from Downtown Brooklyn Scaffold

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

Corona »

Swarm of Bees Removed From Corona Plaza

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

Upper West Side »

Swarm of 18K Bees Takes Over UWS Tree

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

Astoria »

Massive Swarm of Bees Removed From Tree in Astoria

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

Midtown East »

More Than 4,000 Bees Swarm Saks Fifth Avenue Headquarters

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

Borough Park »

Expert Warns of Massive Bee Activity in Borough Park

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

Bushwick »

NYPD Staves Off Swarm of Bushwick Bees With Horse Manure

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

Great Kills »

Bee Swarm Outside Staten Island School Evades NYPD

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

New York City »

Most Memorable Moments of 2012 New York looks back at 2012's biggest stories and most dramatic photos.

Upper West Side »

Thousands of Bees Swarm Upper West Side Garbage Can

Thousands of honey bees swarmed an Upper West Side garbage can

Corona »

3 Million Bees Seized From Queens Home

Yi Gin Chen, 42, kept 42 hives in his Corona home, officials said.

Bushwick »

NYPD Clears Nest of 'Extremely Aggressive' Hornets in Bushwick

Detective Anthony Planakis removed a hive that hung from a tree near a Brooklyn church.

South Street Seaport »

Beehive Removal Near Brooklyn Bridge Marks End to Busy Swarm Season

Beekeeper Anthony Planakis rescued a hive of about 18,000 bees near the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday.