A swarm of at least 8,000 honeybees in New York are getting a new home. The bees had built a giant hive in a tree, and when the queen bee went out, the entire swarm followed. The New York Post quotes one man as saying there was a "a 3 foot column of bees." The bees were supposed to be taken to a farm in Connecticut to pollinate.
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The New York Post dubbed it the Bee Train. A queen bee yesterday flew out from her hive on Manhattan's Upper East Side with her whole swarm following behind - 8,000 buzzing minions. One onlooker told the Post it was a three-foot column of bees. The NYPD's beekeeper managed to capture the honey bees while a crowd cheered him on. The bees will now be relocated from the city to a farm in Connecticut.
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