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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rego Park »

A Day in the Life of the NYPD's Bee Expert

Anthony "Tony Bees" Planakis has been responding to city bee swarms for more than 15 years.

Bed-Stuy »

Bedford-Stuyvesant Bee Swarm Has Neighbors Buzzing

About 9,000 bees massed outside a Herkimer Street building Tuesday morning.

Downtown Brooklyn »

Massive Bee Swarm Brings 20,000 Insects to Brooklyn Tree

Cops found a massive swarm of 20,000 honeybees clinging to a tree in Downtown Brooklyn.

Hell's Kitchen & Clinton »

Bee Swarm Traps Family in Car at Pier 92 Parking Lot

A swarm engulfed a family's Volvo at a garage Sunday until rescuers could contain the giant mass of bees.

Melrose »

Bees Swarm on Melrose Corner in The Bronx

Two swarms of bees appeared on Melrose Avenue and East 154th Street May 11, 2012.

Fort Greene and DUMBO »

Tricks of the Bee Trade Being Taught at Inner City Rooftop Farm

The Big Apple Apiary  is offering beekeeping apprenticeships. 

Manhattan »

Bee Keepers Warn of Swarms Due to Early Spring

There could be more bee swarms this season due to the mild winter and the early arrival of spring.

Murray Hill, Gramercy & Midtown East »

Two Bee Swarms Hit Flatiron District in One Day

A swarm hit a Flatiron shop's awning early Tuesday, then another swarm landed half a block away.

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