A Swarm of Bees on Grand Street!

Photos by Joey R.

Imagine looking out the window and seeing something like this – a swarm of bees clinging to the window. A resident of the Seward Park Co-op on Grand Street noticed the swarm yesterday afternoon and called the co-op’s maintenance department.  The situation was taken care of promptly, as you can see from the photos after the jump. Thanks to Joey R. for these pictures.


8 comments to A Swarm of Bees on Grand Street!

  • BelowGrand

    You missed an important part of the story. Did this guy kill the bees or capture them? Bees are valuable, both monetarily and in terms of the environment.

  • The person who sent in these photos did not indicate what exactly became of the bees, but I’m sure someone will chime in if they know the answer!

  • Those were honey bees!!!! Almost endangered. Leave the bees be!

  • This guy is wearing a welding helmet and spraying something at the bees. Does not appear to be a professional handler. This does not look good.

  • roknrolla

    Agreed. Who is he, what is he spraying (typically bee keeper/handlers smoke the bees out and take them away).
    Ugh. I have no confidence in anything Seward Park does which results in the situation “taken care of promptly”.

  • roknrolla

    How about some follow up from the LoDown ‘s investigative journalists? The only way for residents to determine what exactly happened would be to contact management who may, or may not, honestly report what was done.
    An inquiry from a well-regarded local media outlet might yield more honest reply. Thanks!

  • We’ll get the I-Team on it!

  • SewardCool

    Word on Clinton is, The hive along with hundreds of bees were destroyed.