NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Beekeeping has been legal for about a year in New York City, so don’t be surprised if you see a swarm buzzing around this summer.
But never fear, a team of volunteers is at the ready.READ MORE: US Officials: Only A Matter Of Time Before Omicron COVID Variant Found In America
WCBS 880’s Alex Silverman reports: NYC Group Rescues, Relocates Rogue Bees
Jon Derow knew the call would come one day. “There was a swarm in my neighborhood,” he said, and so began his first mission at a gas station in Brooklyn.READ MORE: 2 Islanders Games Postponed Amid COVID-19 Outbreak
“I got a brief summary of what to do, which is basically get the queen in the box,” said Derow.
Derow moved the bees to a new home at a community garden just a few blocks away.
It’s all part of NYC Beekeeping, a group that has been rescuing rogue swarms in the five boroughs since 2006.
But the group’s co-director Jim Fischer says, if you see a swarm of bees, don’t freak out. They won’t bother you if you don’t bother them.MORE NEWS: CBS2 Weather Headlines: Passing Rain, Snowflakes Possible Sunday Afternoon; Same Story Overnight
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