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Bees Hijack Bike in Midtown

By Savannah Cox | August 4, 2015 1:45pm
 Apparently bicycle handlebars are the new beehive.
Bees swarm a bicycle in Midtown
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MIDTOWN — A hive of bees hijacked a bicycle parked on a Midtown street corner Tuesday, police say.

The Midtown South Precinct began receiving phone calls at approximately noon that large amounts of bees had congregated on a bicycle parked on the corner of 56th Street and Seventh Avenue, according to police.

"We have no idea why the bees are here," said an NYPD officer at the scene, "but we're working to get them removed."

Within the hour, police arrived and blocked off the street corner from pedestrian traffic, and have since arranged for a beekeeper to remove the bees from the bicycle, police said.

Meanwhile, police had to deal with another swarm: people stopping to take photos of the bee-cycle.

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