Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Remember those bees the NYPD found on the Bowery earlier today?

The ones that Gawker reported on...?

Well, the NYPD and some bee types just released bees into Tompkins Square Park... Police on the scene said that these were, in fact, the Bowery Bees.

Photos via EVG reader psm ...



13 comments:

Anonymous said...

bees > rats

Anonymous said...

Beelieve it or not!!!

Peter said...

That bee man is Andrew Cote, and he is one cool dude. He often sells honey at local farmer's markets and is only a quick call away when NYPD needs a hand.

Marty Wombacher said...

I'll bee damned!

Shawn Chittle said...

Welcome to Avenue B!

Marty Wombacher said...

Avenue Bee!

Stiggly Holistics said...

oh man that's wild, I actually rode my bike right through those bees (that I thought were wasps at the time, but I was riding fast, head down). At first they appeared to be falling leaves/blossoms, it was only when it was far too late to swerve away. Bonkers! And have you see the wild strawberry meadow in tompkins? Nature abundant in the east village

terry said...

My four year old son was stung yesterday playing hide and seek with his mother on the lawn. Who's stupid idea was it to dump them in an area where children play instead of the many closed lawns where no one is allowed. I took pictures today. How can I add an image? The bees are still there in a wad probably around a queen they are protecting.

glamma said...

WTF

terry said...

http://towery.lehman.edu/bees.jpg

Anonymous said...

I was just stung 3 times ion the lawn In Tompkins. I didn't know what hit me, I looked down and my jeans were covered with bees. How is anyone supposed to know that the orange cone in the middle of lawn means that there's a bees nest near by? Really, really, REALLY not fucking smart!!! A child or someone who's allergic could be injured badly.

Anonymous said...

Terry again,
After mentioning the number of stings to her, the Tompkins Sq park gardener got in touch with animal control to have the bees exterminated.

While placing a trash can over the orange cone which was over the awarm, she was berated by some moron on a bicycle. No one inthe park rose to her defense.

The central lawn of the park and the rest of the plantings all around the park are directly from her care. The park looks great this year. The lawn opened months before it ever has. The gardener does not deserve to be treated so poorly. Instead we should praise her.

Keep the bees off the areas that humans, especially children frequent.

Beekeeper said...

I just happened to find this - there was a swarm of bees near the Bowery poetry club. They were transported to Tompkins Square Park. There, in a fenced, locked area, they were transfered into a safer container than the ones into which they had been placed originally (which, at the time, was the best option). They were not dumped into TSP, nor were they left there. In fact they were taken to Westchester County later that day. Be aware that there are 258 types of feral bees in NYC, and they sting, too. Officer Tony Planakis nor Prof. Andrew Coté would dump bees in a park and leave them on the ground. Calm down, some of you.