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Elmhurst »

Retired NYPD Bee Expert 'Tony Bees' Returns to Remove 50K Insects From Home

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

Upper West Side »

Police Use Chemical Spray to Kill Swarm in UWS Playground

Police said they cleared the park before spraying an insecticide to kill the bees.

Civic Center »

NYPD's In-House Bee Expert Buzzes Off Into Retirement

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

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.

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.

Rockaway Beach »

Honey Festival Gets Rockaway Sweet on Bees This Weekend

A variety of vendors will sell everything inspired by bees, from honey to t-shirts.

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.

New York City »

Most Memorable Moments of 2012

DNAinfo.com 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.

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