50K Bees Found in Queens Apartment

Beekeepers are moving them to the country
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 22, 2014 1:08 PM CDT
Updated Aug 22, 2014 1:34 PM CDT

(Newser) – A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees. WABC-TV reports that beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling this week after her neighbors in Queens complained to the building manager about seeing bees flying around. Turkmenilli says she had seen a few herself but had no inkling how may were just above her head. The bees and the 17 honeycombs they built are headed to an upstate farm.

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