Entire Manhattan Street Shut Down Today Because Of Swarming Bees

New York Police Department via Twitter		A group of bees swarmed a New York City hot dog vendor on Tuesday

New York Police Department via Twitter A group of bees swarmed a New York City hot dog vendor on Tuesday

I am not 100 percent sure, but there sure were a lot of bees on this hot dog stand in Times Square.

Eventually a New York Police Department roadblock was set up, and a man in protective gear removed the swarm with the aid of a vacuum cleaner.

People react to a swarm of bees in Times Square in New York City, U.S., August 28, 2018.

Twitter was abuzz with bee chatter on Tuesday after an enormous number of bees overtook a Sabrett's umbrella on 43rd Street in Manhattan.

NYPD Sgt. Sheldo said at the scene that "a bunch" of the flying insects were initially spotted "swarming" around the pedestrian plaza at nearby Military Island.

"It took about 45 minutes to suck the [bees] up", Detective Mason said.

"We try to get as many as we can", Lauriano said.

"We've got to determine [where to take them], but definitely in a hive", Lauriano said. The beekeeper noted that the "very humid day" likely caused the bees to relocate. It's unknown whether any bees were harmed during the incident.

The New York City Beekeeper's Association advises residents to make sure to place hives in the correct places, advising quiet areas not directly against a neighboring property for them unless there's a solid fence or dense plant barrier between the two properties.

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