Gallery: New Yorkers BEEware – Bee Swarms on the Rise in NYC

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Beware New Yorkers – experts are warning that the city could see a rise in bee swarms this summer. Since beekeeping was legalized in NYC, the number of registered swarms skyrocketed from 3 to 161 in the last two years, including a case of tourists at South Street Seaport being attacked by 15,000 bees from a dropped contained hive. The news is a bit ironic considering that we usually report on the dangers of the declining bee population, but it seems that the bees themselves could pose a risk if the proper precautions aren’t taken.

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1 Comment

  1. triptoes June 8, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    A honey bee swarm has neither young nor food stores and will not exhibit defensive behavior unless unduly provoked. Please don't make New Yorkers frightened of our bees. Remember, no bees no food.