Gallery: 45 Beehives Confiscated From Queens “Bee Hoarder” Yi Gin Chen

Image credit: Jeanne Noonan for New York Daily News

In a turn of events that could have aired on TV as Hoarders: Bee Edition, 45 beehives hosting 3 million bees were seized last week from a home in Corona, Queens. Bees have been generating quite a buzz this summer by occupying fire-hydrants and delaying flights but this time, it’s the beekeeper that’s making the headlines. After neighbors and police felt that Yi Gin Chen’s “hobby” had gone overboard, a large scale bee-removal operation was put into effect to remove the hives from the area.

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