Un-bee-lievable! 50,000 bees invade apartment
A New York City woman had some unexpected roommates living in her apartment: 50,000 bees.
WABC-TV reports beekeepers removed the swarm from Frieda Turkmenilli's ceiling. Her neighbors had alerted the building manager, Mike Candan.
Turkmenilli says she saw only a few bees buzzing around. She never realized how many had taken up residence right above her head.
"It's pretty amazing to think they found this one little hole, and they went in and set up shop, and started making honey," Candan told WABC of the insects.
Reporter Josh Einiger said that Candan brought in Anthony Planakis and Larry Stone, two professional beekeepers. They have been handling jobs like these for longer than they'd like to admit. "It's quite painful!" Stone said. "You never get used it." That's because sometimes they get stung.
The beekeepers use special equipment to find out where the bees might be hiding.
The experts were surprised at what they found. Thousands of bees had settled in. The bees were removed along with more than a dozen honeycombs. They will be relocated to a farm upstate.
Turkmenilli says she misses them and wishes they had left behind some honey.