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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
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(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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Eco_101
Aug 23, 2014 9:40 AM CDT
Bee four or after ??
an american
Aug 23, 2014 9:17 AM CDT
That is scary yet neat because honeybees are dying off due to the spray of poisons. There is a shortage of honeybees! Hopefully that the owner of the house was awarded money because farmers need the bees to keep that fruit trees producing fruit and vegetables...because, unless we have forgotten; bees take the pollen from flower to flower to allow pollination...without bees, we have no fruits or vegetables. Also, I hope that tenant and owner were allowed to keep the honey combs that the bees had produced. Honey is a delicious and profitable commodity and surely 50 thousand bees must have made plenty of honey ... In fact, considering all things; they should have left the bees where they were since there was no incidence of bees hurting anybody and surely they were safe being away from the dumb men who go around spraying poison that kills them.
loginssuck
Aug 23, 2014 12:28 AM CDT
I'm surprised her landlord didn't charge her extra for subletting.