Saturday, June 04, 2011

Bees Take Over New York City Mailbox

A mailbox on a New York street corner in Little Italy became a honey of a tourist attraction this week  when passersby found it covered by a giant swarm of bees according to the All News Headlines website                                                                                       

It goes on to say, "Curious onlookers witnessed thousands of bees attached to the side of a mailbox in front of the Italian-American Museum at 155 Mulberry Street at the corner of Mulberry and Grand Streets at midday.The mailbox was almost unidentifiable because of the bees.

"According to local reports, no one was hurt in the incident and the 15,000 bees were removed by an NYPD-sanctioned beekeeper and another local beekeeper."

Elie Miodownik of the New York City Beekeepers Association is quoted as saying that a nearby beehive probably became too crowded and the queen and her worker bees decided to relocate.

The sidewalk where the mailbox was located was closed for several hours as the bees were removed.

To watch a video of the bees being removed, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM