Archive for Sunday, May 24, 2009

Buzz off! Bee swarm traps workers in store

May 24, 2009


— Thousands of bees have swarmed outside a New York City game store, trapping employees inside for hours.

Worried employees looked out the window of the Manhattan store while talking on the phone as the bees clustered Saturday afternoon. A sign in the window warned: “Look! ... closed due to bee infestation.”

Most passers-by avoided the GameStop store near Union Square, one of the city’s busiest shopping areas. But Edward Albers tried to help. Dressed in regular clothes, he lured many bees into a box without getting stung.

Eventually, bee specialist Tony Planakis arrived in protective gear and used the scent of a queen bee to collect the rest of them.


repaste 8 years, 6 months ago

when bees are swarming they are very docile, there was very little danger to people. I have seen my 9 year old stand in the middle while the keeper collected the Queen (rest follow), no gear what so ever.

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